Monday, 31 October 2011

Me latest holiday guide is Vienna, Austria

Lovely place! Was around this time of year I was there too and now I must say, it was one of the nicest places I’ve been on holiday to. Sure I got me hole so why wouldn’t it be?

http://www.joannaryde.com/travel/vienna.html

Vienna holiday travel

Sunday, 30 October 2011

What’s your favourite Halloween song?

This is mine! Great tune from AllStars*. The little star thing is meant to be there! Whats everyone favourite halloween song?

Stop the hate

I’ve just been pointed in the direction of an article in the Sunday Independent (coz clearly I don’t read anything like that normally) and an article by some chap called Eamonn Delaney who doesn’t want the gays to be equal! Now as yiz know, I work with LGBT community a lot in Ireland and this crap makes me sick. Everyone deserves a chance to be equal but not accordin’ to this chap!

I know for a fact there’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people all over this country who are hidin’ because of fools like this writin’ crap and makin’ it seem like its not okay to be who you are. There’s people in high powered jobs, sports stars, entertainers, even in the church who fear comin’ out coz its not NORMAL. What is normal? Writin’ hate articles in a national paper? What sort of buzz does this bloke get? Who is he? Never even heard of him.

And what about the number of suicides because of stuff like this?? Did he even consider that? Course not. How many young people have died coz of fools like this?

Anyway, stop the bleedin’ hate. Lets all celebrate bein’ who we are. I sound very political. Maybe I should be president?

Ashley quit X-Factor coz of religion

He’s goin’ to be doin’ a duet with Dana on her new album.

This from Digital Spy

Former Risk member Ashley Baptiste reportedly quit X-Factor because of his Christian beliefs.

According to The Sunday Mirror, Baptiste had qualms about the show's Halloween theme this weekend.

"He's on a ­different ­wavelength to the rest. He doesn't want to upset his ­bandmates but knows this is for the best," a source claimed.

Speaking on The Xtra Factor last night, he admitted that he feels "gutted" to leave the four-piece boyband.

"I'm gutted that I left but I've got to think about my commitment for the long haul and I know that I couldn't make that commitment. So I wanted to leave and let them run with it and I really believe they can win the whole show," he said.

Baptiste was swiftly replaced by Nu Vibe's Ashford Campbell in time for last night's live show.

A Norris in your Aras

Kinda ragin’ the president election is over. It was gas. Dana’s a space cadet isn’t she. I wanted her to win for the pure laugh. Norris is a great character too and this video was made by a local chap here in Waterford. Someone said it was very disrespectful. Someone should learn to take a bleedin’ joke!

Have a goosie -

Who’s leaving X-Factor?

This is a tough one tonight after that slimeball Frankie Cocozza ended up stayin’ in last week while Kitty hit the bottom 2. I don’t think she’ll end up there this week but I reckon Sophie could end up down there. Jesus christ she’s awfully borin’!! “The audience can’t relate to me coz Mischa and Janet are stronger characters” The audience can’t relate to ya coz you’re a dull bitch, now stop moanin’!

Anyway, KITTY TO WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Michael D Higgins is our new president

Glad he got the job to be honest. He seems like a good fair man and that’s what we need, although not that I know anything about politics. I thought the Lisbon treaty was about givin’ Lesbians a vote.

Here’s Michael D out campaignin’ in Killarney. Notice that he takes change of a fiver from the busker!! GAS! Whatta man!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Kelly WON’T be at X-Factor this weekend!

Word on the street is that Kelly is “sick” and will be replaced on this Live Shows this week by Nicole Sherzinger who’s on the Xtra Factor on Sunday. Oh its all very excitin isn’t it. Clearly people are sayin this is coz of last week row but it could all be about ratings! What does everyone think??

Rhythmix are now Little Mix

I wrote about X-Factor girl band Rhythmix havin’ to change their name because there was a charity with the same name and now that name has been revealed! They will now be called Little Mix, although I would have preferred Pick N Mix! Tune in tomorrow night to see the voice over man say LITTLE MIX!

Giant Lego man found on beach in Florida

What would ya do if ya were down on Partmarnock for a walk and next thing ya notice is a giant Lego man comin’ in with the tide?? This one made its way all the way from the Netherlands!! Thats really far! Sure didn’t it take Peter Pan all night to get there!

The pole-dancing dinner lady!

We never had anything like this in my school!

From Digital Spy

A dinner lady in the Swedish town of Östhammar stripped and pole danced in response to protests about substandard food at her school.

Principal Pre Rostgaard Evald had agreed with student complaints about the lunches before staff fed the pupils frozen pancakes which were not reheated properly, The Local reports.

Rostgaard Evald told the Upsala Nya Tidning newspaper: "One of the canteen ladies removed her apron, unzipped her trousers, let down her hair and started moving up and down against a pole like a pole dancer

"The school's social welfare officer tried to tell her this is not acceptable behaviour, but she just kept on dancing."

The school has promised to resolve its lunch problems following the incident. The principal said: "Today the matter took an extreme turn and it is obvious something has to be done."

In 2008, a German teacher was given a warning after stripping and dancing at a school in Hungary.

Munich is my latest holiday guide

Germans! Lots and lots of Germans! I had a headache the whole time I was here so it was probably a lot more fun than I remember, although probably not!

Read about my holiday in Munich here - http://www.joannaryde.com/travel/Munich.html

munich travel holiday

I WANT THIS HALLOWEEN HOUSE!!!!

AMAZIN’!!!! There’s a few of them! Although mine would do Nicki Minaj and N-Dubz too!

Muppets final parody!

The Muppets are back as yiz all know from the blog lately and clearly I love them to bits. They’ve been gettin’ loads of attention lately coz of their parody trailers for the new movie and before that for their Bohemian Rhapsody video but now here’s the final parody before The Muppets comes out next month. We don’t get it in Ireland until February which I believe must be some form of racist thing or maybe its punishment coz we got loads of money off the rest of the world when we went broke!

Anyway, check this out!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tulisa releases her perfume!

Although I got it in Newry on Friday for £12.99!

X-Factor judge and N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos has launched her own perfume called 'TFB (The Female Boss)'.

Tulisa and the TFB perfume

The star launched the fragrance with Perfume Direct on London's Oxford Street yesterday. Wearing a dress, colour coded to match both the X Factor and Perfume Direct colours, Tulisa had a meet and greet with fans at the store.

The Sixties-inspired black trench dress, with white accents and red stripes, was worlds apart from the fragrance. TFB comes in a box with a glittery, graffiti style font and an image of Tulisa, taken seemingly in her pre-X Factor makeover era.

X-Factor’s Rythmix are changing their name!

After a big row with some charity who make young people sing or something, X-Factor’s girl band are changin’ their name! All will be revealed on Saturday. I could think of a few names although none of them ya could say before the watershed.

From RTE.ie

X Factor contenders Rhythmix have decided to change their name after protests from a charity of the same name that works with disabled and vulnerable children.

Name change after protests from charity

A spokeswoman for the ITV talent show said the girl group will reveal their new name "in due course".

Mark Davyd, the chief executive of UK music charity Rhythmix, had criticised the show after revealing his organisation was launching a legal battle to protect their brand.

An X Factor spokeswoman said: "At the request of the charity Rhythmix, the members of the girl group Rhythmix have decided to change their name, a decision which has the support of Syco and Talkback. The group's new name will be announced in due course."

The charity, which was set up in 1999 and is based in Brighton, organises musicians to work with hundreds of disabled and vulnerable children in the UK every year.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Muppet Fan-A-Thons

Clearly these are hilarious!

Planes?? REALLY??

I’m a HUGE Disney fan and have been since I was a child, although some would argue I still am a child. Clearly I look forward to hearin’ about all the upcomin’ movies and that but what in the name of all that is holy is this about?? Planes? A follow up to Cars? And its not even Pixar!

Letter G goes missing at Scrabble championships!

Ya couldn’t make this stuff up!!! I never liked Scrabble. I can’t even spell Scrabble!

From Digital Spy

Two competitors at the World Scrabble Championship were forced to empty their pockets during a match after a 'G' piece went missing.

An official at the event in Warsaw, Poland explained that the disappearance took place during a game between Britain's Edward Martin and Thailand's Chollapat Itthi-Aree.

When both hopefuls noticed the missing piece during the last draw of the match, they had to each "show the contents of their pockets".

Despite a thorough search around and underneath the scrabble table, the 'G' was reportedly never found, and was eventually replaced by another.

New Zealand's Nigel Richards beat Australia's Andrew Fisher in the final. He also won the title in 2007.

Where I’ve been!

Had a mad few days lately so haven’t been bloggin as much as usual. Monday I was in Carlow performin in the Temple which was a great bit of laugh and Tuesday I was hostin a quiz for the LGBT society in Waterford Institute of Technology which was nice! Plus with X-Factor and the Apprentice things have just been mad! Normal service should be restored soon, although lets not lie, nothin is really normal around here!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Council makes 12 visits to change a lightbulb

I thought this would have been a story about Dublin Corporation but turns out its not!

From Digital Spy

A local authority reportedly made at least 12 visits to change a broken lightbulb in a street lamp.

Cheltenham resident Jack Doran claimed that a lamp post on his street was visited at least a dozen times in six weeks as employees attempted to fix the problem.

Doran told the Gloucestershire Echo: "It just seemed a bit odd that they kept coming and going like that. I'd see somebody arrive and they would take a look, appear to do something, then leave again without it being fixed.

"There were at least 12 visits in all that I counted and I just started to wonder what on earth had gone wrong because it was apparently only one bulb."

The 74-year-old continued by describing the incident as "symptomatic of the sort of thing that seems to happen in local government, but wouldn't in the private sector".

Doran reported the issue on August 15, with initial efforts to fix the street lamp thwarted by an overgrown hedge. Employees from Cheltenham Borough Council's parks and countryside service then visited to cut the hedge.

A second attempt to change the bulb was postponed when water was discovered leaking into the lamp, and a police officer also visited Doran's street to assess whether the lack of light posed a security risk.
Further work was held up when the council discovered that an old-style bulb had to be used as the lamp was part of a project to monitor energy use in the area. A fuse also had to be changed before the light was restored to working order on September 30.

Gloucestershire County Council's street lighting team manager Ken Pitt said: "We appreciate that this repair has taken longer than usual.

"However, it wasn't straightforward and needed several visits to ensure we sorted it out properly."

Rebecca Black needs YOU for her music video!

I’m only RAGIN’ I don’t live in America! How AMAZIN’ would it be to be in a Rebecca Black video??? I could be the next Benny Cinkle! I must give Rebecca a mail!

Here’s her tweet about it – Hey guys! Who wants to be in my new music video tomorrow night? If you are available Monday evening (10/24), please email a photo, your age, and contact info to rblackcasting@gmail.com. Must be 18 and older. Thanks! (:

Sami evicted from X-Factor

Well to be honest I didn’t think she was gonna last very long and now Sami has hit the dust! The germ otherwise known as Frankie Cocozza is still there somehow. Kitty was in the bottom 2 which clearly upset me lots coz she’s me favourite! What does everyone think of Sami being eliminated???

Sami brooks x-factor

Lamph – Waking Nightmare

The love DJ Chloe’s band Lamph have a new song on YouTube for Halloween called Waking Nightmare!! Check it out! Its fun!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

I’m doing a gig in Carlow tomorrow!

If you’re in the general Carlow area and around The Temple, drop in and see me!!! Should be a laugh!

Temple

Saturday, 22 October 2011

X-Factor week 3 song choices

As always, here’s what the lads are doin’ tonight!

Girls

- Janet Devlin – Sweet Child Of Mine by Guns N’ Roses
- Misha Bryan – Purple Rain by Prince
- Sophie Habibis – Living On A Prayer by Bon Jovi

Boys

- Craig Colton – Stop Crying Your Heart Out by Oasis
- Marcus Collins – Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz
- Frankie Cocozza – Get Your Rocks Off by Primal Scream

Overs

- Johnny Robinson – I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness
- Kitty Brucknell – Live And Let Die by Wings
- Sami Brookes – Turn Back Time by Cher

Groups

- The Risk – Crazy by Aerosmith
- Rhythmix– Tik Tok by Kesha into Push It by Salt N Peppa

Thursday, 20 October 2011

I’m going on holidays

Granted its only to Dundalk and it’s for 2 days but beggars can’t be choosers!!! See yiz all Saturday and in the meantime, follow me on the Twitter@JoannaRyde

The end of Westlife

Now it wouldn’t be my type of music but no one can’t deny how amazin’ the lads where! This is the end sadly. Pity.

From Digital Spy

Westlife have announced that they are to part ways next year.
The World of Our Own boyband, made up of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan, said in a statement that they "want to have a well-earned break".

They will bow out with a farewell tour in May 2012, playing nine gigs in most major cities in the UK.

In a statement, Westlife said: "Today we announce our plan to go our separate ways after a greatest hits collection this Christmas and a farewell tour next year.

"The decision is entirely amicable and after spending all of our adult life together so far, we want to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures.

"Over the years Westlife has become so much more to us than just a band. Westlife are a family. We would like to thank our fans who have been with us on this amazing journey and are part of our family too.

"We never imagined when we started out in 1998 that 14 years later we would still be recording, touring and having hits together. It has been a dream come true for all of us."

Kitty Brucknell getting death threats?

This is sad. Kitty’s a bit odd, let’s not lie but herself and Misha B would be me favourite and sure she’s lots of entertainment! Keep her in for the drama at least!

This from Telly Mix

The police have been called in to help deal with online death threats aimed to X-Factor hopeful Kitty Brucknell, it has been claimed. The Sun suggests that show bosses are concerned about the levels of hate being aimed at the singer.

Despite having avoided the bottom two thanks to the public vote, the wacky singer’s kooky antics are still getting on viewers nerves.

A spokesperson for the hit ITV show said “All threats are taken seriously”.

And it’s not just the show’s makers that are concerned, with even judge Tulisa apparently worried about the 26-year-old.

“[Tulisa] also thinks that being cooped up in the house could push some people to breaking point,” a source told now magazine this week.

“She’s especially concerned for Kitty, because of the amount of hate mail she’s been getting.”

Speaking to The Mirror earlier this month, Kitty did little to win over her critics however.

She complained about some viewers: “All British people do is put people in boxes. They have to compare, saying, The new ‘SuBo’, or, The new Katie. I don’t know why there is so much hate. It is bad for your soul. I just take negatives and I dump them in the swimming pool”.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Can you tell me how to hack, how to hack Sesame Street!

This is kinda funny and kinda disturbin’ at the same time. Kinda like old people walkin’ into things!

From Digital Spy (Clearly!!!)

Sesame Street's YouTube channel was taken offline yesterday after hackers managed to upload several pornographic videos on the service.
The hack, done by someone calling themselves Mredxwx, involved a message being posted alongside the videos saying: "Who doesn't like porn, kids?"

According to reports, the Sesame Street channel on the Google-owned YouTube was taken offline within 20 minutes of the material being detected.
In a statement, Google said: "YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit graphic content. As always, we remove inappropriate material as soon as we are made aware of it.”

Sesame Street's YouTube channel has 140,000 subscribers and its videos have been viewed nearly half a billion times.

Security blogger Graham Cluley managed to secure several screenshots of the offending content before it was removed.

Alongside the videos, a message read: "Who doesn't love porn, kids? Right! Everyone loves it! I'm Mredxwx and my partner MrSuicide91 are here to bring you many nice content!

"Please don't let Sesame Street to get this account back kids :( Please...Let Me and MrSuicide91 have it and we gonna make all the America happy!"

However, an existing YouTube user named Mredxwxx posted a video denying that they had hacked Sesame Street's channel.

It said: "I did not hack Sesame Street. I am an honest Youtuber. I work hard to make quality gameplay videos and most important I respect the community guidelines."

Same Difference to represent Switzerland in Eurovision!

Oh now here’s news! First we have Jedward representin’ Ireland and Steps representin’ the UK and now it looks like Same Difference could represent Switzerland in Azerbaijan!! I don’t care what it takes, I want to go!!!! Gonna be AMAZIN’! I like this song! Sean and Sarah are lovely by the way.

From Digital Spy

Same Difference have launched a pledge to enter next year's Eurovision Song Contest.

he former X Factor contestants have put themselves forward to represent Switzerland in the singing competition with their new track 'Music'.
Swiss residents are able to vote for the sibling duo during their official Eurovision platform entry website along with other entrants.

The site explains that voters can submit up to four entries for the pop pairing or any other act.

Same Difference told Digital Spy earlier this year that they were depressed after being dropped from Simon Cowell's Syco record label back in 2009.

The twosome also revealed that they regretted releasing their single 'Shine On Forever (Photo Frame)' in August 2010, after it reached number 100 on the UK chart.

Listen to Same Difference's Swiss entry contender 'Music' below:

Monday, 17 October 2011

What did Frankie Cocozza say to Jedward?

Well its all heatin’ up at the moment in X-Factor! Accordin’ to Eoin Murphy of the Irish Daily Mail on Xpose this evenin’, Jedward went to talk to him backstage and Frankie Cocozza was horrible to them. I can’t stand him to be honest. Hope he goes next week!

Me latest holiday guide is Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Yes Liechtenstein! The country I’m gonna represent in the Eurovision one day! Read the holiday guide at the link below!

http://www.joannaryde.com/travel/vaduz.html

liechtenstein vaduz travel holiday

This is the mood I’m in today!

I’m so excited about Christmas and this is me favourite Christmas song. It always makes me smile and feel real Christmassy!

Barney swears during song!

This is gas. I want everyone to tweet me after it and tell me what you think!!

www.twitter.com/joannaryde

ENJOY!

Real life superhero fights on!

I brought yiz this story last week and now it looks like Phoenix Jones lives to fight another day! I really want to become a superhero now. I’d love to beat the shite out of people around the streets of Waterford!

Self-styled superhero Phoenix Jones has vowed to continue his mission to fight crime in Seattle, despite the threat of legal action against him.

The real-life crimefighter, whose real name is Benjamin Fodor, made the statement after an appearance in court over a recent incident in which he attacked four people with pepper spray.

Fodor insisted that he was trying to break up a fight outside a nightclub in Seattle, but the clubgoers have said that they were not brawling when Fodor intervened.

Prosecutors have yet to announce whether they will file charges against him, but Fodor has said that the outcome will not change his mind.
"I will continue to patrol with my team, probably tonight," Fodor told the Seattle Times this week.

"I am just like everybody else," he explained. "The only difference is that I try to stop crime in my neighbourhood."

Phoenix Jones patrols the city of Seattle alongside his teammates in the Rain City Superhero Movement.

Original Sugababes to reform?

I hope so. They were the good old days! Hole In The Head, Freak Like Me, Round Round.

This from Digital Spy

The original lineup of the Sugababes are set to reform, a report has suggested.

The founding members of the girl group - Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy - are said to be working on new material before they make the reunion official.

According to Wot You Got the original trio "haven't signed anything official yet, but they have been demoing some new songs to see if they can re-capture that magic of their debut album".
The site added: "If they get that right, then they'll sign on the dotted lines."

Buchanan played her first solo gig earlier this year, showcasing some of her new material at an event in London.

However, no official release date or record deal has been announced for the star since she left the group back in September 2009.

Dan Wheldon RIP

Ya might be surprised to learn that I love me car racin especially the Formula 1 and IndyCar so was very upset to see Dan Wheldon passed away in a crash today in Las Vegas. He was a true legend and he’ll be missed.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

6 year old does Nicki Minaj

I’m a big fan of Nicki Minaj! I want to duet with this child! She met Nicki on Ellen the other day. Isn’t Ellen great all the same!?

This weeks songs in Glee

My version of Last Friday Night is clearly better! What do yiz think? Everyone enjoyin this season on Glee?? The Irish fella is comin into it soon. I think I’d play a great love interest for Puck! I must get me agent onto that!

Steps are number 1

YAY all round! Delighted! Very upset though that Steps Reunion is over this week. I wish it would go on forever and ever and ever and ever.

Jedward to represent Ireland in the Eurovision again!

I hope so! I love Jedward! They’re clearly gonna win so I can host it the year after!

From Digital Spy

Jedward are reportedly being lined up to represent Ireland again in next year's Eurovision Song Contest.

The Celebrity Big Brother twins, who rose to fame on The X Factor, finished eighth in this year's Eurovision Song Contest with their track 'Lipstick' - beating UK entry Blue.

They dominated European music charts following their appearance, selling 120,000 copies of 'Lipstick' in Sweden alone.

Their popularity has resulted in Irish broadcaster RTÉ asking the twins to perform for a second year in a row at the 2012 contest in Azerbaijan.
"Jedward proved to be one of the most talked-about and popular acts," an RTÉ source told the
Daily Star Sunday.

"They were such a ­massive hit with the media and fans that even the ­Eurovision organisers requested them back. Provided the song is right, then yes, Jedward will ­accept the offer."

Jedward, who release new single 'WoW Oh WoW' on November 18, finished third in this year's Celebrity Big Brother.

Nu-Vibe favourites to go

I think they should have gone last week and Frankie Cocozza  was BRUTAL!!! Should be them in the bottom 2 but probably won’t be.

This is from Telly Mix

X-Factor boy group Nu Vibe are the current favourites to get the axe this evening, with the four boys at odds of 1/5 to be voted out by the public and judges. Other acts in trouble include Johnny Robinson and Kitty Brucknell, who could also find themselves in the bottom two.

Despite closing the show with a rather brilliant vocal, it seems as though the kooky singer is still struggling to motivate viewers to vote for her.

But it looks as though she’ll be safe this week, because there will need to be a miracle for Nu Vibe to survive – which isn’t too surprising after their second awful performance in a row.

Gary Barlow complained: “Nu Vibe, I’m sorry guys… No vibe from me. At this point of the competition I would be expecting to hear vocals a lot tighter than this. Not good enough for me.”

However Nu Vibe Member Jordan Higo was confident of a comeback for the group, saying: “We may be bookies’ favourite to go home but we aren’t going anywhere.

“We still think we can win or we wouldn’t be in it.”

Find out this evening who will get the chop…

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Tonight’s X-Factor songs

Girls

- Janet Devlin – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You by UB40
- Misha Bryan – Would I Lie To You by Eurythmics
- Sophie Habibis – Wherever You Will Go by The Calling

Boys

- Craig Colton – Best Thing I Ever Had by Beyonce
- Marcus Collins – Russian Roulette by Rihanna
- Frankie Cocozza – The Scientist by Coldplay

Overs

- Johnny Robinson – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie
- Kitty Brucknell – It’s Oh So Quiet by Björk
- Sami Brookes – I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

Groups

- The Risk – Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
- Nu vibe – With or Without You by U2
- Rhythmix– I’m Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado

Jedward in their underwear again

Actually I think this might be just Edward! They do this a lot don’t they? Nice boxers! I love Jedward!

Friday, 14 October 2011

My latest holiday guide is Zurich

It’s in Switzerland – The home of clocks, chocolate and a gay called Stefan!

Read my holiday guide here - http://www.joannaryde.com/travel/zurich.html

Travel switzerland zurich holiday

COOKIE MONSTER

I want one!

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Steps are heading for NUMBER 1

Looks like Steps are gonna be Number 1 in the album charts in the UK this week. Clearly I’m very excited! I’ve booked me tickets for the gig in the O2 in April although I dunno if I can last that long bein’ this excited! Here’s a classic for ya!

Why you should never reveal anything in a text message!

GAS!!!

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Family calls police after getting lost in corn maze

Clearly this is an American story. I got it over at Digital Spy. Its very odd. I want to know who these gobshites are!

A family who got lost in a corn maze rang 911 to ask police for help.
The unidentified family - two parents and two children - struggled to find a way out of the 7-acre maze at the Connors Farm in Danvers, Massachusetts when night was falling.

Panicking, they called local police at 6.32pm. An officer soon arrived and began searching for them along with farm manager Ritchie Potter, reports the Danvers Herald.

Potter said: "There is no wire or fence around the maze, so if they really want or need to get out, all they have to do is listen for the sound of traffic. They can always make their way through the corn rows to the road."

The family were found 25 feet from the street.

The farm's owner Bob Connor added: "They were a really nice family. We offered for them to come back and try the maze again, but I think they had enough."

Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Muppets are coming!

It’s out next month in America but not til February here which isn’t really fair! Is there anyone in Disney I can write to so I can complain!

Kitty gets her Titty out!

This woman is mad! Its why I love her. I’d be afraid we’d miss something if she was evicted. Like slappin’ Louis or something.

This is from Digital Spy

The X Factor's Kitty Brucknell has earned the nickname "T*tty" after rehearsing with her boobs out, according to a magazine report.

The 26-year-old singer, who has sparked controversy throughout the competition, allegedly left her breasts on display during a performance in the contestants' rehearsal room.

"She's unpopular and doesn't help her own cause with her constant attention-seeking," a source told Closer.

"Kitty was in the rehearsal room singing when the contestants were taking turns to practice. She put herself forward to be the first and began singing a bizarre tune she'd made up.

"She was cavorting around the room when her top slipped down and one of her breasts popped out - but she carried on without bothering to cover up."
The X Factor continues this weekend on ITV1 and will have a 'Love and Heartbreak' theme.

Real life superhero arrested!

This chap is gas. Fuckin’ looper but gas! Would he not just get in Sky Digital or take up chess?

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE

Here’s another movie trailer seen as thats what we’re talkin’ about (Well I was in the last post! Keep up!) and this time its the Avengers. I’ve always wanted to be a superhero and sometimes late at night I do think I’m one. I’d have a lovely costume and a deadly name and I’d kick the shite out of people!

Lookin’ forward to this!

American Pie IS BACK!!!

The trailer for the new American Pie film has just been released and I can’t wait to see it!! This one’s called American Reunion and see’s all the gang back together. I was a big fan of the first 3 films so DYIN’ to see this!

THIS ONE TIME AT BAND CAMP…

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Children In Need single is a cover of Teardrop

I actually love this! Gary Barlow and Tulisa have put together “The Collective” which is like a gang of London RnB types as if it was Band Aid and they’re coverin’ Teardrop by Massive Attack. I actually like it! What yiz think?

Bull runs through pub in Cavan

Clearly this is goin’ to be talked about for a very long time in this little town coz it looks like very little else happens! Nice bull by the way!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Imagine take over the Luas

Note to the fella in the post before this one, THIS is how it should be done.

Although does anyone know anyone with WiMax?

Subway chant fail! SCARLET FOR THIS CHAP!

This is hilarious! Your man starts a chant on the day Bin Laden is killed and no one gives a shit! I actually have to go watch it again coz its so funny. God bless him for tryin’!

Bollywood in Dublin

This is from a Bollywood movie called Ek Tha Tiger that’s shootin’ in Dublin at the moment! Looks like there’ll be some form of a Luas crash. I wonder is this Luas any relation to Daniel Day Luas?

I’m thinkin’ of makin’ me own Bollywood movie called Scumbag Millionaire!

Deirdre Barlow gets a pie in the face

WHAT A SHOT!!! KEN DOOOOO SOMETHING!! GAS!!!!

STEPS ARE BACK

And they’re comin’ to Dublin on April 3rd next year! SOOO EXCITED!

Here they are on This Mornin’ today! PS – I’m in love with Lee!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

If I drove a racing car…

It’d probably look like this -

Joanna Indy car

Me latest holiday guide is Cairo

It’s in Egypt! Its where Cleopatra was from. The queen, not the 90s pop group!

Read my holiday guide here - http://www.joannaryde.com/travel/cairo.html

Cairo egypt travel

My X-Factor predictions for tonight!

Well havin’ watched all 16 songs last night I’m kinda glad 4 of them are leavin’ tonight. Jesus if I’d have had to sit through that again, I’d cry. I’m gonna go out on a limb her (What does that even mean?) and say the 4 acts I think will leave will be -

Johnjo

James

Sophie

NuVibe

Come back to me after and see if I was right!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

X-Factor song choices for week 1

Here’s this weeks song choices! So excited!! Who’s everyone rootin for?

X Factor 2011 song list – Week 1
Girls

- Amelia Lily – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
- Janet Devlin – Fix You by Coldplay
- Misha Bryan – Rolling In The Deep by Adele
- Sophie Habibis – Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

Boys

- James Michael – Ticket To Ride by The Beatles
- Craig Colton – Jar Of Hearts by Christina Perri
- Marcus Collins – Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5
- Frankie Cocozza – The A Team by Ed Sheeran

Overs

- Johnny Robinson – Believe by Cher
- Kitty Brucknell – Who Wants To Live Forever by Queen
- Sami Brookes – Free
- Jonjo Kerr – You Really Got Me by The Kinks

Groups

- 2 Shoes – Something Kinda Ooh by Girls Aloud
- The Risk – She Said by Plan B
- Nu vibe – Beautiful People by Chris Brown
- Rhythmix – Superbass by Nicki Minaj

Someone stole a bridge

As ya might know, I like to talk about people stealin’ things a lot, be it 25 goats or 7 railway gates but this is the weirdest yet! Someone in Pennsilvania stole a BRIDGE!! Read this!

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A 50-foot-long bridge in western Pennsylvania has been stolen, and its owners say they're baffled by the crime and have no idea who took it.

New Castle Development spokesman Gary Bruce said Friday that he "couldn't believe it when they told me it was gone."

A state police report says the 20-foot-wide span in North Beaver Township went missing between Sept. 27 and Wednesday.

The bridge was made out of corrugated steel and valued at about $100,000. Thieves used a blowtorch to cut it apart, presumably to sell it for scrap metal.

The bridge was used occasionally as a back entrance to the company property. It's in the woods along a railroad line about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Bruce says he doubts the company can replace the bridge.

My fannypack

Jesus christ what is this chap up to?? This song is mental. A fannypack is a bumbag in America. Fanny! LOL!

This is a real car for sale on Ebay

I can’t make the pictures work but ya have to read it! I want this car!

Type:
Standard Car

Reg. Date:
20010730

Manufacturer:
Ford

Model:
Focus

Engine Size:
1,796 cc

Transmission:
Manual

Colour:
Green

Safety Features:
Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electroni­cStability Program (ESP), Immobilis­er,Passenger Airbag, Rear seat belts, Side Airbags

Model Year:
20010000

Fuel:
Petrol

Previous Owners:
1

Doors:
5

Exterior:
Alloy Wheels, Catalytic Converter

In-Car Audio:
AM/FM Stereo, CD Player

Interior/Comfort Options:
Air Condition­ing,Power Windows, Tilt Steering Wheel

Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec Ghia Mint Green (Possibly works underwater but this is unconfirmed)

 

If Trebor made car paint then I imagine it would look something like the colour of this car, its a pale minty green. I will include some green Trebor mints in the sale so that you can compare for yourself. Please specify if you would prefer Extra Strong mints instead, they are white(unlike the colour of this car) but I personally prefer them even if I do hold them partially responsible for the decay in one of my teeth.

I took this car in part exchange along with some cash for another car I was selling. I didn’t really want it but I wanted the car I had less and since I am a valeter by trade I saw potential in this.

The engine is sound as can be, the gearbox is a dream, it steers like its on rails and all of the features and electricals work as designed. Its the Ghia model (what does ghia even mean?) so has a bunch of extras such as heated front windscreen, air con, electrically adjustable front seats and an upgraded dash.

Inside its quite lovely, dark and mysterious but shiny and clean. I would feel quite happy to host a business conference inside it. Refreshments could be served through one of the electrically operated windows. Drinks could be placed in 1 of the 2 available cup holders. If your business meeting was for more than 2 people then some of the participants may have to hold their drinks, they might whinge a bit because of this but just remind them that in some parts of the world they haven’t even invented drinks yet.

Nothing nasty to report about the inside of the car, no rips or scuffs, its very tidy actually. I have been driving this minty little number around for a few days now and I was surprised how nice it is to drive and have opted to drive this rather than my Mondeo. OMG I am such a liar, I just remembered that the passenger side door handle is a bit scruffy, thats all though.

Its a Ford Focus from 2001 which is exactly 1 year after 2000 when the world didn’t end and VCRs continued to work. I didn’t do much that New Years eve, not because I was afraid an airplane would fall out of the sky and land on me, I just fancied a quiet night in with my girlfriend of that time, I say girlfriend, she was nearly 40 but a proper sporty little thing, bit ugly but perky where it counted. I myself am no beauty box so us both being a bit ugly I never had and insecurities that she would run off with my best friend lol. But she did about a year later! He left his wife, went a bit mad, got sectioned then released, turned out to be an alcoholic and now has pancreatitis, all is well that ends well.

The alloys on this MINT GREEN (its not blue or black or red or any other colour, deal with the fact that its mint green to avoid disappointment. If you thought maybe it was silver but the sunshine in the photos made it look a bit green you were wrong) are in genuinely good condition. I gave them a quick tickle with an alloy cleaning brush but they need a better clean than that but since I am quite busy trying to get in to the girl next doors knickers I cant be bothered. The plastics are all nice and black, the tyres are all insanely named cheap brands but have good tread on them. I valeted the car so its looking good and smells divine you might want to lick it but I recommend against this since some of the cleaning products I use are bad for tongues.

The windows are unbroken glass, have no chips and critically are transparent unlike bricks which are not often used as a window making material, they are tinted at the back so if you take that lass from the chippy up the hills you can do what you like in the back and wont be seen. Unless someone looks through the windscreen and then the games up and the pillar box is down.

Its done 107K miles which is much further than I can run and I wouldnt even attempt to run that far not even for comic relief or children in need unless there was a cash incentive then I would consider it and work out some way to cheat. It would be an elaborate cheat including most likely a helicopter and several disguises, somewhere I have a dress up banana suit which I have only used once so I would probably try to get some more use out of it since I think it cost me about 60 a few years back.

The exterior of the car is generally in pretty good condition, there is some surface rust under the rear wheel arches (not that bad) and its had a small ding on the rear which has been tarted up a bit and doesnt look that bad. There are a couple of places (arches, rear bumper) that have been resprayed in places probably due to surface rust in the past. I say resprayed, it actually looks like its been done by a drunken blind clown at night hanging upside down from a moving giraffe. Honestly, Ghandi could have done a better job slapping paint on with his flip flops. Estimated cost to have this resprayed by someone that isnt mentally incapacitated is about 150-200 but who knows, maybe you arent the picky type and just want a motor that runs well, is comfy and proper posh on the inside.

Its got MOT and Tax until July and I really cant see any reason why it wont fly through its next MOT (apart from the fact that cars dont fly, be cool if they did)

Aside from the couple of dodgy resprayed bits this is a very decent car that runs beautifully but is green.

Any inspection, test drive, pretend flight is more than welcome. If you dont want to drive it you can just sit in the drivers seatand I can make engines noises but there will be an additional fee for this. I can also make airplane noises my Airbus A380 is very impressive, helicopters are harder but I can try if that is your thing.

You can see from the pictures that overall this is a bang tidy motor and you have my word it drives well. If this doesnt sell I really couldnt care less, I will keep driving it around not pulling birds. I dont need to sell it but if you want it you can buy it.

Dont forget its fathers day soon! What do you buy the dad who has everything? Well if he has a crazy a$$ large desk you could buy him a full scale replica ford focus 1.8 zetec ghia paperweight. If you know someone like Doc Brown for the back to the future trilogy maybe they could make you a remote control like the one he had for the DeLorean DMC-12 which would be way awesome!

Update, Tuesday 12th April:

< I like this colour I just pretended to get off with myself in the back seats, I had someone confirm that they could see me. This unfortunately means the windows are only lightly tinted and it isn't privacy glass. Also worth mentioning that this car runs on petrol which can be bought at 'petrol stations', if you are unfamiliar with these then ask someone for directions to a place that sells over priced cold sausage rolls.

I can confirm that the petrol low light works, it just came on.

Also I just took delivery of a docking station for my laptop, the box it came in is surplus to requirements as I have plenty of other empty boxes. I will include this box in the sale at no extra cost. Finally for today, I think a pound coin fell out of my Bermuda shorts and has lodged itself somewhere under the drivers seat, if I don't find it before the car sells you can have this too. Dont be disappointed if its only 50p though, it sounded like a pound but could have been a 50.

On 12-Apr-11 at 12:09:28 BST, seller added the following information:

Last night I bought a multi-pack of ready made bovril drinks, just sipping at one now. I want to share the warmth so will leave one of my bovril drinks in one of the 2 cup holders for the winning bidder. You can choose which holder, left or right, but you must supply your own hot water.

On 12-Apr-11 at 13:24:01 BST, seller added the following information:

Sorry, the free cardboard box is no longer available. I used it to make a Flux Capacitor. I have now installed this in the Mint Green Ford Focus. It is untested and not covered in anyway by Ford warranty. When I go to buy a sausage roll later I will put some more petrol in and then zip her up to 88mph. If successful I will go back in time to catch the moron that touched up the arches and paint him mint green then ask him how he likes it! I will also go to McDonalds in the early 90's when they still served root beer and stock up. I miss their root beer.

On 12-Apr-11 at 14:10:26 BST, seller added the following information:

The reserve is Ssssssshhh! 800 or if you prefer to look at it another way, thats 800 items from a pound shop.

On 12-Apr-11 at 23:16:56 BST, seller added the following information:

Bad news, my attempts at time travel have been brought to an ugly full stop. I just remembered that the speed limit in the UK is 70mph so I cant reach 88mph. Probably just as well, have you seen Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure? Napoleon was a bit of a handful and I dont have the time to babysit him. Good news though, my pal was let off with a caution after his dog attempted to hump an old lady that collapsed recently. He was trying to get her in the recovery position and Floyd (the dog) thought it was a game. Someone didnt see the funny side and reported the incident to the police.

Did I mention this car has a leather steering wheel? Probably not suitable for vegetarians - not sure? I dont speak vegetarian so cant ask one.

On 13-Apr-11 at 08:27:55 BST, seller added the following information:

It is with great sadness that this morning I must inform you that the mint green ford focus has been poo'd on by a bird. I have had a quick look around the neighbourhood and there was 2-3 birds that looked a bit guilty, I have issued them with verbal warnings but on this occasion I am not prepared to perform DNA testing.

I will remove the offending poo splash with my high power jet wash, I know its high power because I once shot my friend in his marble collection and I swear he had tears in his eyes. I once hid 2 sachets of brown sauce in his wallet and then forgot about it for at least 2 months until he called me from work saying words that would kill a nun instantly. The sachets had finally burst making it look like he had gone to the toilet in his pants, he wasn't allowed to go home and change so spent the whole day soiled. Speaking of contortion-ism, I confirm I can not wrap my leg around the entire circumference of the time machine ford focus, I hope this does not affect the final auction price.

On 13-Apr-11 at 08:55:39 BST, seller added the following information:From: iphad
To: pistolfeet
Subject: Other: iphad sent a message about 2001 FORD FOCUS GHIA 1.8 Zetec Very Clean Interior #220768216260
Sent Date: 13-Apr-11 07:43:58 BST
Dear pistolfeet,
Hola,
I was wondering if you had pictures of the 'girl next door' and if they will be supplied upon viewing of the motor vehicle, if not will she be around for me to spy on?
Much love
- iphad

Dear iphad,
Thank you for taking the time to ask about my untested mint green time machine ford focus. I can neither confirm or deny the existence of said photographs however my mum has an old cooking book which has drawings of happy looking 1940s women mixing things in bowls. If I can smuggle a page or two out of her house then I could supply these instead. Do you like home made sponge cake or trifle most? Miss Cookies is my favorite, she has a cheeky smile.

On 13-Apr-11 at 10:45:16 BST, seller added the following information:

I have added a diagram to photobucket which details my future plans for the Mint Green Ford Focus if it fails to sell. They are not protected by any patents so you may copy them if you wish but I advise against doing these modifications to a Fiat Uno because they get very rusty and could not sustain the additional weight, and lets face it, Fiat Unos are a bit rubbish.http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l603/pistolfeet/focustank.jpg

On 13-Apr-11 at 13:44:45 BST, seller added the following information:

This is how I would imagine it be to go shark fishing in a mint green ford focus:

On 13-Apr-11 at 14:35:26 BST, seller added the following information:

There is a bee stuck under my summer house and its driving me nuts buzzing around. I tried coaxing it out with a bit of cheese and a jam scone but its having none of it. Ford Focus's (especially mint green ones) have an inbuilt feature to prevent getting trapped under a summer house, the feature is known to us specialists in the mint green car sales industry as 'Size', rest assured that you will not be wasting precious scones and French cheeses attempting to coax your car out from under summer houses or other shedery structures in order to get to work on time.

I recently bought a hand zapper for swatting flies, the electric kind! Not electric flies, that would be silly but an electric zapper. The temptation to try it out on myself was too much, it hurt much like I imagine giving birth to a hybrid cactus/food processor would. The reflex action from the zap was enough for me to slap myself on the eyeball. I can now exercise restraint when wishing to try the zapper on myself.

On 13-Apr-11 at 18:25:11 BST, seller added the following information:

My sincere apologies, I should have made this clear from the very beginning to avoid any doubt in your minds. I am pleased to confirm that you can easily fit 3 tins of Heinz Baked beans and 1 bottle of cheap aftershave on the dashboard. None of these are included in the sale of the mint green ford focus but I will allow you a spray of the aftershave, if I think you have sprayed more than is fair I will have to rub my face against you to reclaim some of the aftershave. I have not been able to test (due to laziness on my behalf) if an expensive bottle of aftershave would squeeze on to the dash but I suspect not.

On 14-Apr-11 at 09:21:57 BST, seller added the following information:

Good news! The Focus is still driving awesome, I just took it for a spin in to town to pay a bill that I really didnt want to pay. I popped in to Dominos to try one of there sub sandwiches, the bloke said it would take 10 mins he must be new because it only took 5 mins but I didn't say anything. Sorry but I ate it in the car which now smells a bit of peperoni but I can fix that, it did that thing that pizzas do you know when its really hot but you try and nibble at it anyway then a bit of cheese and a piece of peperoni slides out and sticks to your chin. Its left a red burn on my chin that looks a bit like the sun emerging from behind a pyramid, its quite arty really. I used my free can of coke to try and cool the burn a bit, that was useless. Any way the sub was a let down unlike the focus. Why haven't you bid yet?

On 15-Apr-11 at 09:25:05 BST, seller added the following information:

I have had an awful night, firstly I chipped a tooth on some cheddar flavoured biscuits which was bad enough but then I fell asleep on the sofa and had a dream that Texas Pete from superted had stolen my pressure washer which I need this morning. I notice that photobucket have stopped sharing my pictures because you lot exceeded my bandwidth, I am a bit annoyed with them, what do I pay my council tax for! I put them on another site called image shack, I am not sure I trust them, something doesn't feel right.

On 15-Apr-11 at 15:25:09 BST, seller added the following information:

Many of you, approximately 7, have asked if they can buy the original images from this post. For me, quite frankly it is all about the money. You may bid to buy here: 220770218494

On 15-Apr-11 at 16:25:33 BST, seller added the following information:

220770250602 That is for a fishing boat and Ford Focus picture that I drew all by myself. The whale depicted in the drawing is called Weirdo and is included.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Marching band do LMFAO

Was talkin’ about this last night to Diva and she said she really wanted to see it so here it is! EVERYDAY I’m SHUFFLIN’

X-Factor twist revealed!

VERY excited about the first week of X-Factor live shows and the twist everyone’s been talkin about has been revealed!!! Each of the mentors will have to evict one of their own acts! Oh the drama!

This is from Telly Mix

This week’s big X Factor 2011 twist has been revealed on the official ITV1 website, with FOUR of the finalists leaving in the first week! OMG! And what’s worse, it’ll be the JUDGES making the decisions, as the mentors are asked to pick their top acts in their category!

We’d hate to be in the shoes of the judges this weekend!

After all sixteen of the finalists have performed on Saturday night it’s time for what is sure to be a sleepless night as their future hangs in the balance.

It’s a brilliant twist that’s sure to cause plenty of drama and no doubt plenty of tears.

The judges delivered the news to the contestants earlier today, and told them that their future in the competition would be based on Saturday night’s performance alone!

Gary said: “We thought rather than wait until Saturday night we’ll talk about the twist. This is The X Factor stage – it’s one thing singing by the pool but it all changes here. This is where stars are born, like Leona – it’s all going to feel very different on Saturday.”

Speaking to the acts, Kelly revealed: “We want you to put your best foot forward, make the decision hard for us and let us know why you need to stay.”

Meanwhile Louis Walsh added: “It’s a level playing field – we want to see your passion, we want to see a star, it’s all to play for.”

Reassuring the hopefuls, Tulisa said: “Please understand all of you that none of us have made our decision. It’s a clean slate and we are making our decision as if we have never seen you before.”

It all kicks off on ITV1 from 7:30PM Saturday night!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Today’s holiday guide is Ayia Napa

If anyone remembers any of this holiday could they remind me about it?
Cheers!
Read it here - http://www.joannaryde.com/travel/ayianapa.html


Travel Ayia Napa Cyprus

The ORIGINAL Glee club…

Was the Muppets!!! This is the first EVER episode of the Muppet Show!

Cheerleader falls on her arse

Don’t even ask me what this one was at! Clearly I could backflip a lot better. Okay thats a lie but I could defo fall a lot better!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Are you interimming?

THIS IS GAS!!!

X-Factor finalists

And so here are the final 16. Gonna put me money on Misha Bryan at this stage! She’s AMAZIN!

The Boys

Mentored by Gary Barlow

The Girls

Mentored by Kelly Rowland

The Groups

Mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos

The Over 25s

Mentored by Louis Walsh

Daniel O’Donnell sings Flick Your Bean

This is gas. I wanna shake the hand of whoever made this. After they clean it first. Talkin about clean, this song isn’t so don’t watch it in work. Unless ya work on your own!

Toddlers doing the Lazy Song

THIS IS SOOOOOO CUTE!! Look at these 2 kids doin Bruno Mars. I want one for the show this Saturday! Call their agent!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Club Can’t Handle Me – Indian Style

This chap is a legend! Flo Rida who???

Ian H Watkins questions the editing on Steps Reunion

I follow H on Twitter and he watched the Steps Reunion today and had a few things to say about it. Wonder what he’s talkin about. He came across as a bit of a diva on it to be honest. Dyin to see how all this Steps Reunion stuff goes to be honest. Best thing on TV at the moment by far!

Here’s the tweets!

Ianhwatkins - Just watched episode 1 & 2 of #StepsReunion ... Very good TV ! Interesting editing.... x

Ianhwatkins - Well, What editing can do!! I can't imagine how @LSLofficial & @llatchfordevans must have felt after their 'Totally MTV 'reality series! xx

Cow gets TV commercial

This is the type of thing that happens mainly in Carlow. I stole it from Digital Spy which I have to be honest, is fast becommin one of me favourite websites. I’d love a hamburger by the way!

A runaway cow has been offered a TV commercial deal after going on the rampage in a sports shop.

Laura the cow was caught on CCTV causing havoc in an Intersport store before being lassoed by security staff in Serfaus, Austria.
The animal is thought to have entered the shopping centre looking for food and warmth when her grazing grounds were hit by early snow,
Metro reports.

She chewed two sports bras and a T-shirt and left a cow pat before guards tied her to a dumbbell using a skipping rope.

Laura has since signed up to appear in Intersport's latest TV promotional campaign for the company's winter rental service.

"Laura had the right idea, for anyone preparing for winter Intersport is the right place to be," Intersport spokesman Hans Seifert said. "We have all your winter needs - skis, helmets and warm winter clothing."

Farmer Hannes Schroder was originally forced to pay for the damaged goods, but has since recouped his costs due to the TV deal.

"I had to buy everything she chewed - even the bras," he said.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Plane hits ferris wheel in Australia

Jesus imagine bein on that!!! Thank god no one was injured! Funderland would never be the same.

plane hits ferris wheel

Steps were asked on the X-Factor

I’m havin such a STEPS week! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Dyin for them to come back! Hope this reunion happens for real!

This is from Digital Spy

Steps have revealed that they were asked to perform on The X Factor two years ago.

The group, who have reunited for a Sky Living documentary series and the release of their Ultimate Collection album, admitted that they turned down an offer to perform on the talent show in 2009.

"We were actually asked to perform on The X Factor a couple of years ago," Lisa Scott-Lee told Digital Spy.

"We nearly agreed but timing wasn't right for us to get back together. We wouldn't say no to a Steps-dedicated week on this year's show though!"
She continued: "It's a great show because it gives new talent a platform but there's the flip side to that - it's not always necessarily about the music and longevity."

Lee Latchford Evans added: "The new judges are great - it was definitely time for fresh blood. They're very now and they connect with a 'now' audience. People can relate to this lineup."

Scott-Lee quipped: "Gary is looking so hot on it as well. I used to be all about Robbie but now I'm a Gary woman!"

Steps release their Ultimate Collection on October 10.

X-Factor judges houses!

Tonight is the first night of judges houses and I’m gettin REAL excited. Who’s gonna make the live shows? I’m all about Kitty and Johnny! LOVE THEM! Here’s some pics of the judges with their pals!

Jennifer-and-Kelly

Jessie-J-and-Tulisa

Robbie-Williams-at-judges-houses

Sinitta-and-Louis-Walsh