The School Reporters with X Factor star Joe McElderry
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X Factor star Joe McElderry on Paralympics and songwriting

28 August 2012 Last updated at 15:45 BST

X Factor winner Joe McElderry has been performing at the Paralympic Flame Festivals, making appearances in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh as the torch has made its way around the UK.

Young reporters Naomi, Emma, Deanna and Rachel were in Belfast, reporting for Headliners and BBC News School Report and got the chance to interview the 21-year-old about the Paralympics and his first steps into songwriting.