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Bushwackers to host X Factor finalists
THEY may face disappointment and a return to oblivion but X Factor rejects will have one last taste of adulation when they appear in Swindon after they have been kicked off the show.
Nightclub Bushwhackers, in Fleet Street, has again signed up to feature each week’s newly-ejected contestant on the Thursday after they wave farewell to Simon Cowell and co.
The talent show’s live this shows begin on ITV this weekend.
General manager Mike Blackwood, said: “They need to use people who they know will bring in the crowds.”
Bushwackers will be one of just three venues across the country to host a live performance by each eliminated contestant.
“We have always had a reputation of associating with celebrities; there were the Geordie Shore and Made in Chelsea casts who came in,” said Mike.
“We have all they could want in a venue, we make for a good live performance venue, but we are not just a nightclub, we are a slick bar too.”
Last year both winner James Arthur and Swindon runner-up Jahmene Douglas made an appearance but the bar has yet to reach an agreement over rthe final two this time.
“They came to us after it was so successful last year. It was a great night with Jahmene and James Arthur last time.
“After Jahmene did so well last year we were very happy when we were approached with the offer to do it again,” said Mike.
The show may not have a Swindon representative this time, but Mike is confident the staple of Saturday night entertainment will prove just as lucrative for the bar.
“You have to look at the viewing figures from last week, they were up on normal.
“It’s a bit like Marmite, people see it as reality TV and are split by it,” he said.
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