Daily Mail Shocked When Fans Fail To Mob Nicholas McDonald On A Cold Tuesday School Night At Glasgow Airport
THE Daily Mail has a question: “Where have they gone? Defeated X Factor finalist Nicholas McDonald jets home to Scotland… and finds his army of fans has vanished.”
Only a week ago, he arrived home by helicopter and was met by hordes of screaming X Factor fans. But on Tuesday, it was a very different story for teenager Nicholas McDonald after he lost out in the talent show final on Sunday. The 17-year-old jetted in to Glasgow Airport, where he signed only a couple of autographs before his uneventful journey home to Motherwell, Lanarkshire.
A picture is captioned:
And in the street outside his house, which last Tuesday was thronged with devotees, there wasn’t a soul in sight.
Well, apart from the man with a camera.
Another caption tells us:
Hardly packed! The airport looked pretty empty when Nicholas landed
Maureen Sugden and Rebecca Davision’s story (yep, two journalists) was published at 1:47am.
At 11:12pm, the teen tweeted:
It’s amazing being home and in my own bed !!!
— Nicholas McDonald (@nickymcdonald1) December 17, 2013
It takes around 20-30 minutes to drive from Glasgow to Motherwell. Might it be that the teenager arrived unannounced and late at Glasgow Airport, when, you know, it’s not all that busy, save for a paparazzo keen to send pictures to two desperate Mail hacks to create a story around?