Banned X Factor group The Mend audition for Britain's Got Talent 2012

Britain's Got Talent

Boy group The Mend - who were kicked out of The X Factor last year - have auditioned for Britain's Got Talent 2012, we can reveal.

The group had originally impressed Gary Barlow at bootcamp in 2011, but were axed over claims that had already signed a management deal.

Gary had told the boys: "We’ve never had a band that’s won the X Factor but I think we’ve got a great chance now."

A spokesperson said at the time: "It’s against the rules for any act to be party to a management agreement. As The Mend are currently under a management contract they can’t continue in the competition.”

[tag]The Mend[/tag] hit headlines again at bootcamp, when they turned up to continue despite being booted out.

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

The group were drumming up support for themselves on Twitter recently, asking their fans: "RT if you wanna see us on Britain's Got Talent"

They appeared in front of judges including Simon Cowell earlier this year, and their audition should be broadcast over the coming weeks.

Unless they get the axe again!

Watch a music video that The Mend recorded earlier this year below...

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