Meet the judges of hit talent contest Factor Essex 


by Matt Martino

As another year of Factor Essex has descended upon us, meet the judges for what is proving to be the biggest series yet!

One thing for sure Factor Essex have secured some of the best brains in music across Essex this year.

Meet the judges:

James Grant
is a DJ and professional wedding entertainment provider across the county, along with being a part in every Factor Essex series to date.

Danielle Fairchild is a professional vocalist in Essex and is the only surviving judge from Series 7, after taking a category full of young girls and helping them to progress into confident, talented performers.

Joe Fryd is another professional vocalist, who performs at venues and events across the country every week. Joe has joined Factor Essex this year to offer his professional expertise when it comes to vocal ability and standard of performance.

Luciee Closier is a former Factor Essex contestant, who has also performed on The Voice and The X Factor’s stage during her career. Luciee is back at Factor Essex this year as she knows what it takes to make a musical career for yourself from this competition.

Chris Brooks is a professional radio DJ and has presented shows of Heart, Capital and more recently, the hit music breakfast show on Radio Essex.

For more updates on the series, visit the official Factor Essex website at