Luke Franks goes backstage to catch up with Ben Haenow and Fleur East, to find out who is Ben’s favourite Judge, and what else, apart from audtioning on The X Factor, is on Fleur’s bucket list?
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Meet 29-year-old van driver Ben Haenow who made it through the Arena Auditions to Boot Camp.
How has it been since the first Room Audition?
It’s sort of taken over my life really. You think after the first audition you can just forget about things, but the further you get in the competition the more it takes over.
Have you had any extra phone calls to your delivery service?
No not at all. Its all been the same clients but I’ve been getting treated a bit better when I turn up at reception with a box. There's been no singing requests at the moment – I’m not really that noticed when I’m delivering stuff to be honest.
Well that was one stonker of a weekend as we reached the end of the Arena Auditions (sob!). Like superstar Carrie Underwood, we were loving Kerrianne Covell's version of Carrie's song I Know You Won't, Ben Haenow's version of Wild Horses, and ok, we'll even admit we can't get Raign's performance out of our heads... just like host Dermot...
But whilst we wave a sad goodbye to the Arena Auditions, we welcome with open arms (in a Dermot hug stylee) Boot Camp. Who will survive?
Who will win this episode's Presenter Games? Will it be Dermot O'Leary or will it be Sarah-Jane Crawford... who can hug the longest in this Hug of War - it has to be King of Hugs Dermot, surely?
The celeb world is in a flutter and LOVING The X Factor... don't believe us?
Deano Bailey turns up at the Arena Auditions as the Xtra Factor's Wild Card... will he make it through to Boot Camp?