Singer Scott gutted at X Factor exit

A FORMER Suffolk holiday camp entertainer became the latest contestant to have their dreams of winning ITV's The X Factor dashed.

Lizzie Parry

A FORMER Suffolk holiday camp entertainer became the latest contestant to have their dreams of winning ITV's The X Factor dashed.

Scott Bruton was the third act to be voted off the talent show after a showdown against Daniel Evans on Saturday night, with both singers having received the fewest votes in the public phone-in.

Around 10 million viewers tuned in to see the panel of celebrity judges cast their decisions with Louis Walsh securing Scott's fate with his final vote to save Daniel.


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The 19-year-old, who comes from Manchester, had quit his job as a Pontin's Bluecoat at the camp in Pakefield, near Lowestoft, in order to pursue his dream of winning the competition.

Speaking after his emotional exit Scott said he was keen to return to the stage at the holiday camp for another show.

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He said: “It would be nice to go back to my centre and do a gig. There is so much undiscovered talent in holiday camps - I'm just so glad that I've been able to lead the way.”

Scott added that he did not think the judges had saved Daniel Evans out of sympathy after he dedicated his survival song to the memory of his late wife.

“I don't think that in the slightest. I feel that Daniel performed better on the day and the judges saw that,” he said. “I think Alexandra will win. She's one of the most dynamic singers I've ever heard and she's a true performer as well, she's got it all.

“Who do I want to win? Laura. I want Laura to win. I think she will definitely be in the final. Also Eoghan because Eoghan was my best mate in the house.”

A spokesperson for Pontin's said they would welcome Scott back to the camp any time.

They said: “Pontin's are sorry Scott has been voted off but are very proud of his successes in reaching the live finals.

“It is a great achievement and we are sure that his experiences as a blue coat and on the X Factor will help his future career in entertainment.

“He would be welcome at Pontin's any time.”

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