X Factor winner Matt Cardle, who was raised in Halstead, is backing busking in the town.

A post on his Facebook page reads: "This Saturday, March 21st, there will be busking on the high street of my home town ‪#‎Halstead‬.

"Great to see some local talent being showcased."

The new-look market is being launched tomorrow, with new stalls as well as busking taking place.

Cardle won the seventh season of The X Factor and released a new album called Porcelain in 2013. 

He is currently working on a fourth album.