A Newmarket bar has joined the Journal’s campaign to support X Factor star and former town stable lad Jamie ‘JJ’ Hamblett.
Unique, in Sun Lane, has been screening the ITV talent show on Saturday nights and displaying Union J posters to support 24-year-old Jamie, who owner Julian Cunnington said was a regular customer.
“Jamie used to be here every weekend,” said Mr Cunnington. “He was due to come and perform at a charity night here but then The X Factor took off.
“We’re hoping that he’ll come back and do a performance, that would be great. I think they have done really well. You have got to support your local people.”
Meanwhile, Jamie’s dad, Paul Hamblett, has teamed up with the Journal to hand out Union J posters in town.
He urged the public to get behind the band after they found themselves in the bottom two for the second time on Sunday night’s results show.
Paul said: “Everybody seems to love Union J, but we still need more votes to get them to the final. I think people assume they are safe each week so don’t pick up the phone, but we need all the votes we can get.”
Tune in to The X Factor on Saturday at 8pm on ITV1 to find out how to vote. Follow the band on Twitter @UnionJworld.