The Mend return to The X Factor 2011 bootcamp... and get booted off again!


A talented boygroup have been booted off The X Factor for the second time, it has been claimed. The Mend, who we covered on the site since their first audition in Manchester back in June, were first kicked off the show after it was revealed they had a management contract with a former Take That manager.

Nigel Martin-Smith, who managed new X Factor judge Gary Barlow's band in the 1990s, created and 'mentored' the group - but insisted there was no management deal in place.

However, after pressure from the press, the group - who wowed the judges and crowd at their first audition - were chucked out by bosses.


Gary Barlow had told them at their audition two weeks ago: “We’ve never had a band that’s won the X Factor but I think we’ve got a great chance now.”

The group had been together for 3 years before their audition and performed their own song during their audition at EventCity in Manchester.

Undeterred however, the group turned up - uninvited - at this year's Boot Camp, being held at Wembley Arena.

But after admitting they were still managed by Martin-Smith to producers, they were advised to head home.

A show source told The Sun: "You've got to hand it to them, they're desperate for fame. But it would break the rules to have them on."

> Boygroup The Mend given the boot from The X Factor 2011

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