BROOKSIDE and X Factor star Ray Quinn delighted fans when he signed copies of his new book in Colchester.

Crowds gathered at Waterstones, in High Street, to meet the star, shake his hand and get his autograph as he embarked on a nationwide tour.

In his autobiography, This Time Round, the singer, 26, talks about his career so far.

It has included being a runner-up on the X Factor in 2006 and then going on to win Dancing on Ice in 2009.

Ray thanked everybody for turning out and said he had been thrilled to meet so many people. He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the signing.

The turnout was absolutely great.

Thank you to all the fans who turned up to meet me at the signing, they were all really lovely people. Thank you for your support and hope you all enjoy the book.”