We were lucky enough to be offered two VIP tickets to go and see the X Factor live show on Saturday 18th October at Fountain Studios and we jumped at the chance.
Hotel booked, train sorted and we were off!
When we arrived at the studio we saw the humungous queue but as VIPs (and feeling a little smug) we were able to gain entry via the TalkTalk VIP entrance in no time at all, where we were shown to the Hospitality Room. Lovely food and free drinks surrounded us and we took full advantage! We were also given a goody bag with some lovely gifts in along with our very own X Factor t-shirts!
After a few tipples we were taken to our seats and eagerly awaited the start of the show. Even though we were sat towards the back, the view was amazing as the studio is really quite small – not something we’d ever noticed when watching on TV.
As you all know, it was 80’s night on Saturday so we were treated to some fantastic classics which had us doing a fair bit of ‘chair dancing’ and we sang along as happy as could be.
Perhaps the biggest surprise for us was how friendly the judges were. I think we had preconceived ideas that they would be very ‘stand offish’ but during each break and whenever the opportunity arose they chatted and interacted with the audience which really was a lovely bonus.
Another huge surprise, which we’d never considered when snuggled up on our comfy sofas at home, is the work that goes into the show. As soon as one act ends, the crew are stripping the stage and rebuilding in a matter of minutes to allow the next performer to begin – they really were incredible.
Overall a great time was had by all – especially when we paid a return visit to the TalkTalk Hospitality room and enjoyed a little more of their very generous nature!
We would like to thank everyone involved for a great night, especially Mecca Bingo for providing us with the tickets – do think of us next time you have any spare tickets available!!