It’s that time of year again, and the nation is gripped by the Cowell machine that is the X-Factor.
Dodgy dancers, vertiginous vocals and some of the most bizarre fashion disasters since Adam and Eve donned their first leaves all combine to make compelling viewing and infinite water cooler moments around the country.
However, if the latest incarnation of hosiery donned by Cheryl Cole doesn’t fill you with enthusiasm and delight, there is now something much closer to home and, dare I say, far more credible – Ealing Has Talent.
After the huge success of last year’s inaugural competition, Ealing Broadway Shopping centre is once again playing host to some of the area’s most gifted individuals. With a great prize of £500 cash, the competition also raises loads of money for a brilliant cause, Marie Curie Cancer Care .
Westside Radio’s brand new breakfast show hosts, the dynamite duo Mabbs and Justice, have been following the competition as it has progressed, and were there at the semi-finals. "They were brilliant", Justice told us, "there were people of all ages with so many different talents – although I have to say the standout for me was Ron with his funky granddad routine!"
The Grand Final is now looming, set to take place at Karma nightclub at midday on Saturday 6th November in front of a celebrity judging panel including Demetrios Lagi, one half of inspiring Britain's Got Talent 2009 finalists Stavros Flatley – and of course our very own Mabbs and Justice will be there to bring you the latest from the event itself.
Mabbs and Justice join Westside armed with a bag of extremely impressive credits and accolades – both have appeared on the 5:19 show for BBC, and done TV pilots for MTV. Graduates of Aberystwyth University, Mabbs & Justice presented a multi award-winning student radio show in 2008 and 2009 on Bay Radio, and are a really exciting fresh new talent on the London comedy scene.
So, what can you expect from their explosive new breakfast show? Well naturally there’ll be great tunes, news, pranks, competitions and more. Mabbs and Justice guarantee to start your day in style and with a smile with their own unique brand of comedy, so make sure you lock in!
The breakfast show will be broadcast every weekday from 7am to 9am on 89.6FM or online via www.westsideradio.co.uk .
For more information about Mabbs and Justice and for links to their podcast, please go to www.facebook.com/mabbsandjustice .