Each week the contestant polling the fewest phone votes was eliminated, until the final line-ups of the groups emerged.
She then worked as part of the promotions team for two nightclubs in The Grand Central Leisure Park in Stockport as well as waitressing at Pizza Hut, driving a van, debt collecting and as a BT telephone operator.
She also toured North West England performing at pubs, social clubs, and caravan parks to support herself.
Ten girls and ten boys were chosen as finalists by judges Pete Waterman, Louis Walsh and Geri Halliwell.
These finalists then took to the stage participating in weekly Saturday night live performances (alternating weekly between the girls and boys).
has had a tricky start to its life on the UK stage, but Andy Moss has stuck up for his co-star Sarah Harding.