Paul Manners Interview By Scott McGlynn

Paul Manners came to our screen in 2015 on Britain’s Got Talent, The success he has since the show has been a journey, from UK gigs, ITV shows and now his new signed record label…

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Scott: You was a big hit on last year’s BGT, how has life been since the show?

Paul: It has been amazing with so much to come. I am ever so grateful to learn that Peter Andre wrote an article on me in his New! Magazine column. I appreciate everyone remembering me and knowing that I have so much to give to others. I have since been onstage at Clacton’s first beach festival with 50,000 people attending, school visits, performed at dick de vigne’s nightclub in South-end (not far short of maximum capacity), sung at various weddings/anniversaries, DJ’d at nightclubs, played various celebrity charity football matches for wonderful causes who are in desperate need of support, performed on stage in Hyde Park at Winter Wonderland and appeared on red carpets.

Scott: How was the audition process?

Paul: I originally auditioned at the Excel, London before Christmas 2014 with my song ‘Inspirational’. It was great to receive the phone call asking for me to attend judge’s auditions. Things did get a bit awkward though when my audition date was changed, sent to Manchester and I was advised by the production team to do my livelier song ‘Hold You In My Arms’. I absolutely enjoyed entertaining during my main audition although I was put outside of my comfort zone; the massive speaker that made the buzzing sound behind the backdrop kept making me jump and the microphone which I had to use. It was also lovely to be recognised by Dec before walking onto the stage, he said to me “I’ve seen you somewhere before”. I can’t remember where I had met him before, may have been watching in the audience on a previous show or performing in central London on a night out. After receiving three yeses I was asked to return to the deliberation round with a phone call from Simon Cowell and David Walliams. The conversation was hilarious. After my audition aired I was notified by several fans that Stephen Mulhern had mentioned this phone call on ITV’s ‘This Morning’, to which I had called up the production team to not authorize the airing of the phone call as I was not told that it was being recorded at the time. My interview with Stephen Mulhern was also never aired on ITV 2, it was so funny to film; we ripped into each other with plenty of banter. It’s a shame it was never aired though and I would love to see myself presenting a show sometime. A few days later I was asked by the production team if I would be the semi-final reserve act for the live shows. I had to attend rehearsals at Thames Television HQ and sign a pre-record contract with syco/sony. It was a shame that it didn’t go through but I would like to thank everyone for their support. During every live show I kept getting hundreds of messages by people wishing I was in the finals. I would love to work up to a point where I would perform as a guest on the show sometime, without forgetting the words! Lol

Scott: Congratulations on the new record label deal, what can you tell us about it?

Paul: It’s with major independent label CO Records UK. I had a meeting at The Dorchester in Park Lane, London on Friday 1st July to discuss & sign the contract. The deal is for one single, 6 months.

Scott: Your EP “Hold You In My Arms” was a hit on Itunes, Will you be carrying on with that style of music?

Paul: Like my current EP, I love doing variety. I shall be exploring all styles with my own personal touch. I love it when others enjoy what I do and can relate to it. You’ll have to wait and see what’s instore for my next single.

Scott: Have you got any gigs coming up? If so where can we be seeing you?

Paul: Any events can be found on google or my website, paulmofficial.com. With my record contract, we will be building up to a gig at the O2 Arena, London in November sometime; which is what I’ve been told by the label.

Scott: You’ve met some great people over the last year who was you star struck by the most?

Paul: I’m just myself and always calm when I meet other great people, but after BGT I was asked to DJ/host a family birthday party to which Shona McGarty (Eastenders) was a guest as it was for her cousin. It took us ages to say hello to each other as I guess we were both star struck of one another but it turned out to be a great knees up. It is always lovely to meet great people who think of others and are down to earth.

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Scott: We saw you on Judge Rinder earlier this year, how was that? Is everything OK with your father now?

Paul: Everything has always been ok with Dad. He has always been there for me. It was a great experience and a privilege to have the wonderful support from all the ITV Manchester studios production team. They had contacted me mentioning that they loved me on BGT and would I be interested to come on the show with a true story. I had then asked Dad if he would like to appear on television and he agreed. During filming when I saw a picture of mum, I broke down; thinking how I wish she was still here today.

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Scott: Who’s your favourite artist at the moment?

Paul: I love the dance track which is currently No. 1 in the UK charts ‘This girl – Kungs vs cookin’ on 3 burners’, what a tune! I don’t have a favourite artist but love others who are down to earth, work hard with a smile and positive.

Scott: What can we expect from you in 2016?

Paul: Lots of hard work, entertainment and making a positive difference. Thank you all for being there.

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Ionica Adriana Interview By Scott McGlynn

Ionica is a Romanian born, Yorkshire bred talent, who unlike many performers only started performing when she was 17, after missing an opportunity of being on ITV’s “Heartbeat” at the age of 8.

After a number of successful projects from ITV, Stage and working with Cheryl Cole I had to meet her and get a interview enjoy…

 

 

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Scott: When was the first time you realised i want to be an actress? 
Ionica: Oh god, not until i really left drama school! I got into drama school and people told me how lucky I was to get in and how many people would kill for that opportunity that i got so I thought, wow, this really is something to be treasured. I realised more when I stopped that actually, I don’t ever not want to do this.
Scott: Who was your idol growing up?
Ionica: People like Kathy Burke, Maxine Peake, Julie Walters, and Sarah Lancashire. I always felt that they were proud of who they were and where they came from, something really true and genuine. At a young age you don’t always why you know why you connect with people, but as you grown older you realise that affinity and relate it to your own truths. 
Scott: You been in some exciting project from Stella to Cheryl’s under the sun music video, Whats been a highlight so far?
Ionica: I did a horror film in Romania, though not one of my most well known projects, but one I certainly learnt the most. Filming away in a different country with very little money, a crew who don’t speak a word of English, in a Transylvanian forest and one generator certainly tests you in more ways than one! Each and every project I’ve done has been just brilliant and I’m utterly grateful to have worked on – I’ve been so lucky to have had the opportunity to experience, learn an grow from all.
Scott: How was it working with Cheryl? 
Ionica: Brilliant. Proper northern lass with a proper northern work ethic. 
Scott: You played Witch Blackweed in Jack and the Beanstalk, how was it? You were amazing! 
Ionica: Ah thank you! I was worried! Ha! Honestly I never thought I’d ever be able to deliver what was asked. First of all I’ve never seen a Panto, and second of all I’ve never done any professional theatre so taking a lead role was pretty daunting. I then found out the Lynne McGranger (Irene from Home and Away) played this exact same role a few years previously so I had a mini hear attack! I felt I’d never possibly fill the shoes of such great Actress but all the cast and creatives were so support and Lynne herself tweeted me so I felt in good hands! 
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Scott: Which do you like the most TV acting or on stage? and why? 
Ionica: I never ever thought I’d want to do stage as I suffer hugely from stage fright and cry when I’m nervous so I really thought TV was the only way forward for me if I was to ever have a career but, after doing Jack and The Beanstalk, I really over came so much that I really reconsidered. I love TV and Film so I think I will always sway towards that but there is nothing like a live audience so I never say never! 
Scott: Who are you top 3 actor / actress crushes?
Ionica: Oh wow! I’ve never been asked that before! Haha! Like my private life I keep quiet about this! Hehe!
Scott: Whats your plans for 2016? Where can we be seeing you next? 
Ionica: I have just signed with a new Agent and the auditions have coming in thick and fast so who knows, however, you may see me pop up from time to time in a new ITV thriller that is coming out at the end of the year and I’ve been doing a lot of live performances, singing. I will be singing at a few more Charity Events through out the year but all being well you may see my mug on your screens some more! 
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Javi Shephard Interview with Scott McGlynn

We all know him from this years “Love Island” Mr Javi Shephard, I caught up with him to talk about going back, the perfect date and is he still looking for love? 

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Scott: We all know you from this years love island how did you get involved in the show? 
 Javi: I was actually approached via Facebook, they messaged me saying I had a “look” they were looking for and it went on from there really… I’m always up for new experiences so thought “why not!”
Scott: How was the experience for you? anything you would change?
 Javi: It was a surreal experience, not like anything I’ve done before! Frustrating from the start, feeling underwhelmed with the girl (no offence just not my type! So battling out with other guys in the villa who where thinking the same was annoying!
Scott: Love island is full of drama, is this something that you stay clear of in your life? or does it follow you?
Javi: Yeah I’m chilled in the real world, I meditate and love life! The pettiness and fake characters in there wasn’t what I wanted to experience. I’m all up for fun, adventure and to actually find the right girl, the money was never the goal. 
Scott: Are you single now?
Javi: Yes I am, I am getting close though. I want to find someone to make memories with and enjoy life.
Scott: What do you look for in a girl?
Javi: Intelligence, someone’s who’s healthy, well mannered, likes to keep themselves physically and mentally fit! And someone who like snuggles ha.
Scott: What would be your perfect date?
Javi: Hot summer day, picnic and walk through the country and dinner (steak for me) and a relaxed and fun night back home ha.
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Scott: It’s been talks to put you back in the show, would you go back in?
Javi: I would have if it was last week… There is no point now, the girls are not for me in there! 
Scott: What’s your plans now after love island?
Javi: To keep on ha ring adventures and making memories, travel and get back to my profession.
Scott: Is there any hidden talents we be seeing you in like djing /dancing / singing? 
Javi: No no, just to understand what life is and to fully enjoy it with the people that matter in my life.
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Nathan Thursfield Interview with Scott McGlynn

Katie Price number 1 fan Nathan took to our screens with ITV This Morning, and many more shows to come 2016, with a singing career coming up hes one to watch, see my Q&A to get all the details…

 


Scott – We all know your a huge fan of Katie Price what is that made you fall in love with her?
Nathan – I’ve always been a fan of Katie’s, since i was 12-13. She has done so well for herself.

Scott – Have you met or talked to her at all?
Nathan – Yeah I’ve met Katie, we talk on Twitter.

Scott –  We saw you on “This Morning” how was that experience for you? 
Nathan – This Morning was a fantastic experience! I’m hoping to go back on the show at some point this year! Never say never! Its a huge show and gave me so many opportunities.I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without it. So I thank the producers & the everyone who works on the show.

Scott –  You told us you’ve had surgery, What was the most painful and less painful you had done?

Nathan – The most painful would have to be a tie between a vampire facial & my nose job! I’ve had two.

The least would Botox, it’s painless but has fantastic results. I go to a clinic called Mac Aesthetics. She treats many celebrities, including Geordie Shore! So I trust her, I’ve had so many bad experiences with aesthetic clinics, you think there good at the time, then realise long term the damage some of them have caused.


Scott – Your into your music, Singing and going to some pride events, Is this something you always enjoyed doing?
Nathan – I’ve always been into singing and acting, singing has always been in the heart of me, I’m not saying I’m a Whitney Houston! But I can sure hit a few high notes haha! I’ve just recorded my first ever cover song it’s on YouTube! I was nervous to record this as I haven’t sang in front of anyone for so many years! I’m in the studio this weekend recording A huge song!
Yes I’ve been booked to perform at this years Stoke-on-Trents Pride! My first public performance! I’m very keen to do more.

Scott – Who is your music idol and why?
Nathan – My music idol is Jess Glynne, I recently went see her on her tour in Manchester, she’s amazing!!!!
But I also love Adele, Sia has so much power in her voice! Incredible. But my all time is Whitney Houston!

Scott –  Has there been any rumors / lies about you, You like to clear up?
Nathan – There’s a lot of rumors I scrounge of my partner. Let me clarify this. I go to work full time, I get up do my emails, then go to work! I provide for myself and earn my OWN money. This has nothing to do with anyone else! And regardless it’s always the jealous, bitter people who comment negative things about you.
Let the haters hate! It’s doesn’t faze me anymore, it’s all comical to me.

Scott –  Where can we be seeing you next?
Nathan – I filmed for Celebrity Botched Up Bodies last month! Which will be airing next month on channel 5! I’m starring in the new series on Lookalikes on Channel 4!  Im filming for new shows and doing lots of appearances over the next few months! I have just signed with a new Management company! LookalikesC4 – My agent James is amazing!

Scott –  Where can you see yourself in 5 years time?

Nathan – I would love to host my own show! I’ve always wanted to go into Big Brother! I feel it’s my turn. I’m ready for it!

I want to do PAs throughout the UK..
Get back into modelling, it’s always been a passion of Myn.

Nikki Grahame interview with Scott McGlynn

Big Brother star Nikki Grahame is been on our screens from 2006 big brother, her own TV show, ultimate big brother and Canada BB, With all that she always has a book, clothing line and DJing under her belt. 

See my exclusive interview with Nikki on Friday 17th June. 

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Scott – In 2006 we saw you on Big Brother, You were a big hit! How has it changed your life? 

Nikki – Crazy! The public’s reaction was amazing! You just don’t know what to expect. I thank everyone who supported me through my time in the house.

 

Scott – You had your own TV show not long after Big Brother, Did you know what you was in for?

Nikki – I thought it was me going out finding jobs in fashion, wedding planning etc. But no I was doing fishing, Farming and Waste officer! I was shocked!

 

Scott – I know you do some DJing, How is that going?

Nikki – It hard work but fun! If i’m at a party / event its an option to do it I will, But i rather be in party enjoying it with everyone.

 

Scott – Your book “Fragile” touch a lot of people, Relating what you went through! Was that your goal for the book?

Nikki – Yes my goal was to help others, I wanted to use my profile to raise the awareness for people to know your not on your own, And be a support for people who is or has been through anorexia nervosa.

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Scott – How’s your clothing line going?

Nikki – Popular, I have some new jackets coming out which Katie Price has been wearing, Bring on the next season!

 

Scott –   You’ve been a big hit in Canada doing big brother, How was the experience?

Nikki – A lot harder, It was tough at times, But I lasted 2 months! I enjoyed myself and I love Canada now.

 

Scott – What advice would you give to people who are wanting to do BB?

Nikki – Be yourself!! Don’t be so extreme, The audition process they can see who are not being them self’s. Be you, Be amazing and enjoy the experience.

 

Scott – Have you been watching this years BB? What you thinking of Marco and Laura?

Nikki – Yes I’ve been loving it! Marco need to go! I hope he does tonight (17th June) hes disgusting, and Laura shes thinks she hot but not!

 

Scott – What you up to for the rest of the year? 

Nikki – Busy busy! I’m going back to Canada to do some meet & greets which i can not wait to do! I’m working on my YouTube channel Nikki – Channel I be going on BBox 1st July and my clothing line.

 

Scott – I brought my book out in March called “OUT” its about being gay and getting bullied through school and work places. What would you say to them bullies?

Nikki – Take a look at your own life! You must be unhappy in your life to make others feel down, Just leave them alone and worry about your own life.

 

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Helen Lederer interview with Scott McGlynn

Being a fan of Helen’s from the first time I saw her in Ab Fab, I was honored to have a interview with her, She is amazing, talented, funny woman!  I love her! 

 

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Scott; We seen you in some amazing projects, Before we get to that, What made you want to become a actress?

Helen; I always seemed to want to devise plays as a child and somehow  ended up being the MC for a circus show. Maybe this was a start to being a stand-up comic. I was also an elf for a Christmas show. I loved being hysterical and comedy performing was a step towards that.

 

Scott; Most people know you from Ab Fab, How did all that come about your audition process etc? 

Helen; Well I was around on the stand up circuit in the 80’s and although Jennifer and dawn were 3 years ahead of me..they knew my work and it sort of stemmed from  there. At first Jennifer liked to have people she knew around her. And then it grew and grew and grew!

 

Scott; I am very EXCITED for the Ab Fab – Movie! What was it like getting all back together? Did it feel you never left the AF family?

Helen; It was a laugh as ever.. we are older and some of us wiser (not moi) but the affection is still there -very proud to be invited back especially as my role is small but fun.

 

Scott; Your one of my favourite comedians, Does it just come naturally to you being funny? 

Helen; I  have always wanted to laugh…and it has got me into trouble..there’s always one in every class isn’t there.. I was fat and asthmatic  as well which helped..

 

Scott; I’m into my comedy acting & being funny, If i wanted to join a comedy sketch show / series what would be your tips? 

Helen; Be yourself. Authenticity is the best.. although lots of people choose copying and bossy agents to get ahead. Guess which one I favour ?

 

Scott; You had some amazing feedback from you novel “Losing It” being a author myself to my autobiographical  story “OUT” whats your experience like being a author? 

Helen; I LOVE writing..it brings peace when it goes well, and stress when it doesn’t…keep at it write every day and watch out for my next book called  ‘HAVING IT’

 

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Scott; You made the word “MId-Lit” for your book, Have you copy right this yet? 🙂

Helen; shit no.. how do I do that. Everyone copies me all the time…I can smell  it..

 

Scott; How has been your experience on Hollyoaks & Splash (2013) how were they for you?

Helen; Splash has given me a bigger fear of heights than before and hollyoaks was fun fun fun..also I was killed but maybe I can go back as a ghost..it has been known? …

 

Scott; Being a fellow welshly, Do you still visit your home town? Anything you miss from Wales?

Helen; I was born in llandovery and just did HTLGI festival  in hay on wye which is near I LOVE that  country -warm friendly  and top singing in pubs.

 

Scott; What’s to come for 2016 / 17 for Helen? 

Helen; Abfab movie in June finish  my book ‘having it

– and praying  it will all be OK  and that people will go on amazon and leave a five star review for ‘losing it’ while they wait for ‘Having it :  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Losing-Helen-Lederer/dp/1447267648/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433441727&sr=8-1&keywords=losing+it

 

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Vangelis Polydorou Interview – Scott McGlynn

BBC The Voice 2016 Vangelis Polydorou amazing talented guy with a powerful voice, I met him in London to talk about Boy George, The Voice, LGBT, Boyfriends and things he can’t live without…

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Scott – We seen you on The Voice this year, Your blind audition you sang  “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”, Was it a reason you choose this song? Does it mean anything to you? 

Vangelis; I was originally meant to sing Wings by Birdy for my Blind Audition but I didn’t think it was the right song. The team rang me up and agreed and said ‘We don’t get alot of voices like yours on The Voice and we want to create a different arrangement that will help to showcase your unique voice even more’  Do You Really Want To Hurt Me was just an idea at first, it wasent always going to be the song. I got sent a rough demo and worked on the vocals on the weekend and then I came together with the band and told them some of my own ideas for the track. The funny thing was it was so rushed and I didn’t think about it too much but it just worked. I felt like we had made something special and it was the perfect song for me to audition with. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Scott – What made you choose George as your mentor?

Vangelis; I like his honesty. If he doesn’t like something he’s telling you. He keeps you on your toes and although I still find him a little intimidating he has helped me a lot throughout the process. I won’t say he’s like a father figure because he’d hate that! Haha 

Scott – Your done some awesome songs on the show, What was your favourite moment and why? 

Vangelis; I loved Do you really want to hurt me of course but I also loved Here Comes The Rain Again. I nearly didn’t do it because I was scared of doing something upbeat. It showed a different side to me though and I was really fighting to stay in that week. I was thinking to myself I need to fight for this shit, and I did. Thankfully the public voted me through to the next round. I hated beautiful though. It was a rushed suggestion from one of the team and I didn’t like the arrangement but I did the best I could with what I was given. I did feel like I was being thrown under the bus that week and I knew I would go. 

Scott –  Your a LGBT supporter, I brought out my 
autobiographical story about being gay and bullied in school & workplaces, how was it for you?

Vangelis; Yes I’m heavily involved in the LGBT scene. I actually sang and closed the LGBT awards which was a great honour. When I was younger I always knew I was different. I was eally shy going to new places incase people would notice that I was different. I did get name called alot but my bullying stories were nothing compared to some people. I was lucky because I went to great schools they didn’t tolerate that. I just think it’s awful what people have to go through. 

Scott – If you could say one thing to bullies what would it be?
Vangelis; Get a life and stop trying to ruin other peoples. 

Scott – You been doing some gigs around the UK, Where will we be seeing you this summer?

Vangelis; Yes. I’m doing London, Oxford, Warwickshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Leicester Pride. I’m not just doing Pride though, i’ll include a list below. 

Scott –  I love your new hair! What was the process like getting to sliver?

Vangelis; I had to get it bleached 3 times on the same day and then come back a few days later to get a permanent colour. I had scabs on my scalp from the bleach and then got bad dandruff. I know this is way too much info but I want to keep it real ha. It got better though, but my scalp felt a bit traumatised. It’s hard to maintain so as the permanent colour started to fade I used a semi permanent silver toner which you have to use weekly to keep it that way and my hair is starting to feel healthier again. 

Scott –  Who were your role models growing up?

Vangelis; I loved Celine Dion! I always wanted to sing like her and hold the notes and she was just amazing and still is and Whitney and Mariah. I just loved that big diva sound. 

Scott –  Its news going around about the Spice Girls getting back together, Excited?

Vangelis; So excited! I actually met Mel B at the LGBT awards. I had a dress run where I had to sing in front of Mel and Duncan James from Blue. She came up to me and said ‘Hi I’m Mel’ and all I could think is ‘I am talking to a spice girl and going to be singing infront of her’ she was lovely though and they both clapped me afterwards. 

Scott –  Is there a guy in your life? OR are you still looking for love?

Vangelis; There is someone in my life. Tony Fran AKA Fantasy. He does Drag and he’s a very arty person. I think he will do big things. Here is a link to a short film he made which I feature in.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haI5cSA54sc

Scott –  Top 3 things you can’t live without?

Vangelis; Cup of tea….Blow Jobs…..Singing

 

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Connor Hunter Interview with Scott McGlynn

MTV ex on the beach hunk Connor Hunter interview we talked about drama, TV shows, Fitness, grooming tips and underwear….

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Scott – You appeared on MTV Ex on the Beach, How life been after? 
Connor –  very interesting…

Scott – EOTB is full of drama, Whats your life like? Drama or Drama free?
Connor – I always seem to have drama follow me.

Scott –  Love your soundcloud site, Has DJing always been a interested of yours? 
Connor –  yeah i’ve been djing for about a year now, i’ve played around UK and last summer abroad.

Scott – Will we be seeing you coming around clubs DJ soon? 
Connor  – yes this year i will be smashing it 100%

Scott –  Your into fitness, How do we get a body like yours? 
Connor – yes i love to train and keep healthy that’s for sure, specially with the amount of partying i do aha

Scott – What is your fitness daily routine?
Connor  – i train 6 days a week for around 1.5 hours a day, i do try to diet but not as strict as when i was competing.

Scott –  Modelling we can see the camera loves you, What’s been your best shoot so far?
Connor – yeah i really enjoy modelling, i don’t have a favourite as I’ve loved them all and cant wait to do more

Scott –  Have you been offered any other TV shows like “The only way is Essex” or game shows like Big Brother?                                                                                                                  Connor – yes me and my manger have had several talks with possible TV shows.. but cant confirm anything 😉

Scott –  I think most of the ladies will love a 2017 calendar, Can you make this happen? 
Connor  – yes one is being done very soon

Scott –  Out of CK and Hugo Boss which underwear would you wear? 
Connor – CK all the way there NAWTY

Scott –  What your top 3 grooming tips, and why?  
Connor – cheeky Tan that’s on point , fresh hair cut , good eye brows .

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Sam Callahan interview with Scott McGlynn

I met with Sam Callahan, A X-Factor UK star, Who’s music career has rocketed, We chatted about X-Factor, Louie Walsh, New Music and The Perfect Date…

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Scott: We know you from the x-factor 2013 tell me how did you find the experience?
Sam: X Factor was an incredible experience. Don’t get me wrong it deffo matey had its ups and downs, it was practically an emotional rollercoaster but it created so many amazing opportunities for me that I’m so lucky to have as a young artist in the industry and I got to perform a whole two month arena tour after would’s which is a dream come true for me!
Scott: Louis Walsh was your mentor how did you find him? And if you could of chosen any judge who would it be and why?
Sam: Louis was really funny, he’s a good guy! I think the British public believe that the mentors have more to do with helping you along your way in the show than they actually do though. My personal feeling is that I got to where I got in the show because I didn’t stop working.
I was last to bed each night and first up in the morning, if I wasn’t filming I was practicing and that would remain the same no matter who my judge was… However if I had to choose a judge… It’d be Nicole. Say no more. Ooft!!!
Scott: This year will be the last year of the X-Factor on ITV, Do you think its time the show needs a break?
Sam: They say that every year though don’t they? I do think so to be honest, in 2013 the did 42 arena dates and sold most of them out but last year they did 14 and I think sold out about one!
Also Louisa’s song bless her didn’t do as well as previous winner singles. Which baffles me, because personally I believe she’s one of the best things to come out of the show.
I think the public are just getting tired of X Factor now, I also think they see through a lot of the fake side of tv with the show now.
Scott: Recently you done a interview and photo-shoot with GT magazine how was it getting half naked for the camera?
Sam: I have to say I’m not usually shy to take my kit off, it’s the sort of thing I’d do anyway when I’ve had a skin full and can’t walk straight with my friends.
However the only awkward thing was the videographer who was dotting about, because whilst concentration on the actual shoot, you had to make sure you weren’t giving him any strange or intrusive angles! It was slightly off putting to be honest!
 
Scott: Your new single “I Love It When You” released 12th April 2016, Can you tell us about it?
Sam: Sure I’d love to!
After X Factor I spent a while very confused about my artistic direction. Partly down to the vast amount of different advice and opinions you get fired at you from all angles whilst you’re in a show like that.
But In the show they made me out to be like a Essex boy / Ken doll, who would sing a little too… that was never my niche market!
I love all sorts of music so dipped in and out of a couple of genres, released an EP called “BiggerThings” in November 2015 which I’d say was along the lines of ‘The Script and Lawson’ still a sound I feel very passionate about, however NOW finally I’ve found my sound, the place in music where my writing and vocal belongs and sits perfectly.
Dance music! I got together with a group of producers and DJs called ‘AudioFreaks’ and created ‘I LOVE IT WHEN YOU’.
Before being fully released the song hit Number 1 in a DJ chart called ‘KingsOfSpin’ in the USA, then hit top 10 best selling preorders here in the UK on iTunes and was fighting for a spot with Zayne Maliks new track!
Then on the day it was released wen number 5 in the iTunes chart, number 5 in the MuiscWeek Commercial pop chart UK and top 20 in the RunDMC Pop chart!
The song went mad!!!
I even heard it played in a club when I was in Miami for one night by pure coincidence!
Safe to say that this is where my future is at and that ‘I LOVE IT WHEN YOU’ has been my first real successful release.
‘ILOVE IT WHEN YOU’ is now being licensed with different major record labels around the world for release in many different countries whilst I work with the boys from AudioFreaks, Soulshaker and the the likes of Freaktone records to create my next big thing… and boy it’s going to be huge!
Scott: Will we be seeing a album to follow?
Sam: Yes there will fingers crossed, but right now I’m creating a genuinely credible hype in the dance music industry with some of the biggest DJs, mixers and dance producers on the planet and that is something that has to be handled with care if I want to carry on doing so!
So I’m taking my time on this one.
Scott: Will we be seeing you on tour this year?
Sam: I’m not sure yet. There has been a lot of talk about but nothing concrete that I can reveal just yet. With things finally doing as well as they are in music for me, that’s the most important thing for me to be concentrating on. I love seeing my fans and of course I want to travel around and meet them all, but I believe you can’t call yourself a musician if you’re not making music.
Right now is for me about being the best version of myself that I can be and focusing on the next musical project at hand.
Scott: If you have to choose to be on Celebrity Big Brother, I’m A Celebrity or Strictly which one would it be and why?
 
Sam: ‘I’m a celebrity’, would deffo be more suited to me. I’m a little wild myself and Without blowing my own trumpet, I literally have no fears, so I reckon I’d be pretty good at it!
Shall we give it a go do you think? Haha.
Scott: Finally, what would be your perfect date?
 
Sam: My perfect date would be something out of the box, a little wild. Maybe, sky diving, a quad bike safari, something along those lines. I don’t like to sit in silence on dates munching on food.
I want a girl with a bit of bite to her, so let me see that exciting side!
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