Watching Simon Cowell's "X Factor" tonight on ITV, I was slightly bemused and confused by a soldier appearing on the show.
As he sang, his father said "If he doesn't get through, he's off to Afghanistan"
Did I hear that right ? A soldier can get time off from fighting (I thought that is what the army did) to take part in a singing competition ?
As it is, he did get through to X Factor "boot camp", which means he is not off to Afghanistan. Don't get me wrong, I have great admiration for the British Army and this soldier had a nice voice, but I just can't help but wonder if he might be of more use to the country in Afghanistan than singing for Simon Cowell and Sharon Osborne.