It’s that time of year again. The X Factor live shows start tonight, and as usual we have a grocery industry representative to cheer on.

Teeside lass - and Morrisons Guisborough employee - Abi Alton will be hoping to go a little further than Tesco’s Mary Byrne (a 2010 semi-finalist) and last year’s runner-up, Jahmene Douglas of Asda.

Good luck, Abi! Meanwhile, if you’re thinking of applying to be on the show next year, it seems like it might be a good idea to get a job at Sainsbury’s.