X Factor winner Louisa Johnson is part of a star-studded line-up at this year's Camp Bestival, held this weekend at Lulworth Castle. JOANNA DAVIS look at the teen star's phenomenal rise to fame.

SHE is the youngest ever winner of the X Factor and will be entertaining fans at Dorset's Camp Bestival this weekend.

Aged 17 at the time of winning in 2015, Louisa saw off competition in the final from Reggie 'n' Bollie and Ché Chesterman to win the reality TV singing show.

In the final, she performed R Kelly’s 90s classic I Believe I Can Fly before collaborating with her mentor Rita Ora on final song And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.

Mentored by Rita Ora, Louisa, who hails from Thurrock, Essex, impressed with her winner's single, a cover of Forever Young" by Bob Dylan.

She is the only child of a construction worker and driving instructor and an avid supporter of West Ham FC.

Despite her X Factor victory being over a year ago, Louisa is yet to release her full album, though she recently unveiled its third single, Best Behaviour.

Last year, her solo single So Good reached number 13 in the UK singles chart, having previously appeared on the Clean Bandit track, Tears. The track reached number five in the UK singles chart.

While away from the limelight, Louisa has been busy recording her debut album.

She said she has taken a “hands-on” approach to adding her input.

She said: “I’m a very opinionated person, and I do try and get my opinions and thoughts across.

“I know that I am younger, but I do know what I want. And what I want to do. And they do know that.”

Louisa added that there had been “so many times” when someone at her label had presented her with a song she was less than thrilled about recording, but she admitted she has no hesitations in telling people straight.

She said: “I’m just really honest... I’ll just be like ‘no, I hate [the song]’.

“I’ll record it, and give them the benefit of the doubt, like ‘yep, OK, we’ll see if this works’... but most of the time it doesn’t. So, I’m right.”

Louisa said she hopes the wait for her debut album is worth it.

She said: "I didn’t want to just bring it out and give it to everyone.

“I wanted to release it in stages, singles, then build it up into an album.

“A good selling album would be great but I don’t want to think to far ahead with that because my priority is making it perfect and relevant to people my age.”

More recently Louisa featured on the official Grenfell Tower fire charity single along with artists such as Stormzy and Liam Payne.

She marked the two years that have passed since she won the X Factor with an Instagram post of her audition.

Louisa told her fans: "I don't even need to say much apart from thank you so much. I have learnt so much and grown so much into a person I have always been inside but have been to scared to show.

"But now I'm so ready for anything that life is gonna throw at me. I love you guys so much!!!! You did this to me and I'll never forget that. I am having the time of my life (literally)."

Louisa returned to the 2016 final of X Factor to perform a duet with hopefuls 5 After Midnight.

For Louisa's latest single she teamed up with former X Factor alumni Olly Murs to record Unpredictable.

The video was filmed in Palm Springs and is set in 1978 and sees Murs and Johnson playing tennis against each other.

*Louisa Johnson will perform at Camp Bestival on Sunday July 30. See campbestival.net for more information.

Other stars taking to the stage at this year's Camp Bestival are Kate Nash, Mark Ronson, All Saints, Madness, Brian Wilson, Becky Hill, Dub Pistols, Holly Johnson, Leftfield, Lightning Seeds, Right Said Fred, T'Pau, the Bootleg Beatles and The Blockheads.

CBeebies Magazine is the last addition to Camp Bestival's 10th birthday celebrations.

Situated in the Lower Kids’ Garden, the CBeebies magazine team will have plenty to keep young festival goers entertained There will be a story time with the team each evening and on Saturday and Sunday there will be special appearances by costume character Hey Duggee, and disco-dancing Ubercorn from Go Jetters, who will also be appearing at the special 10th birthday celebration disco with the world’s largest disco ball.

This year there will be a bigger and better Sports Park. Featuring a football camp led by Chelsea FC, cricket academy, a skate park, and more fun and games, it’s bound to have something for everyone to get active.

Hampshire Cricket Junior Academy will be hitting it for six with a series of workshops and sessions with their best batsmen, bowlers and coaches helping enthusiasts to improve their action or shot selection.

There’s also a skate park hosted by Team Extreme, crazy golf, beach volleyball, ping pong, boules, hoopla and more.

One of the highlights for this year’s festival is a workshop run by the renowned Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club called Ronnie Scott’s Big Band in a Day.

Tutors from the iconic music club will be helping young musical festival goers to form a jazz big band who will get to play to the masses on the Castle Stage.

There’s a new Games Tent with Big Potato. Plus, there will be life size versions of the games with Outdoor Games in the Den Garden, including the ridiculously fun Ping Pong Thunderdome!

*Camp Bestival, organised by Rob Da Bank, is at Lulworth Castle this weekend and runs until Sunday, July 30. See campbestival.net for more information.