X Factor bootcamp: JLS and Westlife mentor the contestants!

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Former X Factor runners up JLS and Westlife star Kian Egan are brought in to help mentor the acts on The X Factor bootcamp tonight.

Over 200 acts have made it through to this stage, and tonight's bootcamp double bill kicks off with a party.

However every contestant is unaware that their place at Bootcamp is hanging in the balance, as the judges decide which singers to send home the next day.

JLS fortunately provide a handy distraction!

Marvin says: "I’m looking at an X Factor winner right here"

Ortise tells the group: "This is an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime, so you have to make sure you take it with both hands, you know who wants it the most, and it’s who wants it the most that will get it."

Meanwhile the judges discuss the fate of the contestants.

Gary says: "We’ve got 72 hours up here for Bootcamp, it’s not long, anyone at this point we don’t feel are going to cut it, we should send them home."

New judge Nicole Scherzinger, who starts her role as permanent member of the panel today, adds: "Obviously I was only able to be at three of the cities, so this is a great opportunity for me to review some of the auditions that I didn’t get to see."

Gary declares: "We’ve got to be brutal."

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor UK[/cat] bootcamp airs tonight at 8:10PM on ITV1.

Browse pictures from tonight's bootcamp episode below...

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