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X Factor 2010: Gamu Nhengu , David Cameron And A Tabloid Fix

X FACTOR 2010: Gamu Nhengu is out of the show and very possibly out of the country. Or not. Has the Zimbabwe girl been axed (and, no, not by RobertMugabe – who prefers a machete – but by TV despot Simon Cowell?)

There is hope for Gamu because it turns out that Gamu’s future is dependent on what newspaper she reads:

In the Mirror Gamu is OUT. Mark Jefferies has front –page news:

GAM OVER – No reprieve for dumped X Factor girl Gamu

Heartbroken Gamu Nhengu’s dreams of returning to the X Factor were dashed yesterday – despite a massive wave of public support.

In the Sun Gamu is out of the country: The paper’s political editor, no less, Tom Newton Dunn, takes time out from the Tory conference to tell readers:

THE Gamu Nhengu controversy took a sensational turn last night – as an official letter was sent booting the teenager and her family out of Britain. The Home Office launched a probe after it emerged that the X Factor reject’s Zimbabwean mum Nokutula had pocketed £16,000 in state handouts to which she was not entitled.

But wait a moment, Gamu. In the Daily Star, there is hope. Political editor Gary Nicks tells us:

SINGING sensation Gamu Nhengu is on the brink of a dramatic return to The X Factor, thanks to some fans in very high places.

David Cameron is rubbing the populist nerve on the telly.

The Prime Minister revealed on ITV1 show This Morning that The X Factor was a favourite in his household, and that he preferred it to BBC rival Strictly Come Dancing.


Home Secretary Theresa May’s officials got wind of the PM’s comments and Gamu is now close to having her visa renewed, leaving her clear to star again on the hit show.


The last word is with Judith Duffy in the Express:

SINGING sensation Gamu Nhengu may be facing the disappointment of being dropped from the X Factor, but she could soon win her fight to stay in Britain.

Such are the facts in a show where the tabloids and the X Factor seem to operate in cahoots to dupe the audience and sell the show…

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Posted: 6th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0