Entertainers hope for X Factor stardom

Paul Hayward and Saly Rose with their X Factor invitation
Paul Hayward and Saly Rose with their X Factor invitation

Fenland entertainers Paul Hayward and Sally Rose are keeping their fingers crossed for X Factor stardom.

Paul and Sally – who formed as the duo Back Two last May – were contacted by X Factor and invited to audition at a secret location in Cambridge.

They are now waiting to hear back from the organisers of the hugely-popular TV singing competition.

Paul said: “Once we had verified it wasn’t a hoax, we couldn’t wait to get there.

“We had a terrific time singing and even made them spit out their tea laughing! We await news from X Factor.”

Local doctors are backing the duo’s latest venture to improve people’s health via music and dance.

Paul explained: “We have looked into the benefits of music and dance for exercise for not only the elderly, but for all.

“It has been proven in tests that listening to music, meeting with friends and moving as much as your body will allow, not only makes us happy but helps in the fight against conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and osteoporosis.”

Paul, of Coldham, and Sally, from March, came up with the idea of a monthly ‘strict tempo’ tea dance and the next one will be held in the Skoulding Suite at March Town Hall on Sunday, from 3pm-5pm. Entry costs £5 for adults and £2 for children and incudes tea and nibbles. For more information call the duo on 07760 160022.

Back Two stage a ‘Wok n Roll’ 50s and 60s event in the Skoulding Suite on Saturday, May 14. Tickets cost £6.50 and the night will feature music and Chinese nibbles – and 50’s and 60’s attire is encouraged.