ITS back, and it looks as if its brought along the usual tears, tantrums and heartache. The X Factor boot camp took to the stage at the Hammersmith Apollo yesterday and continued until 10.30pm, by which time the judges had whittled down the numbers of talent contest wannabes to their satisfaction. Holly Willoughby, 28, who presents the shows spin- off, The Xtra Factor, was left to console some of the unlucky ones outside the theatre. Wearing a badge which read: Im Holly and Im here to help, she hugged contestants and handed out tissues to wipe away their tears. It looked like the days emotions had also worn down big-hearted judge Cheryl Cole, who seemed tired as she left in her car at the end of the day. The show kicks off on ITV at the end of the summer. Difficult decisions: Cheryl Cole shows the strain London Lite Wednesday, 29 July 2009 9 ARTIST Tracey Emin may have been a tad worse for wear as she left a party, looking a little like a personification of her infamous unmade bed. She was helped into a cab by her pal after attending the bash last night at Mayfair restaurant Locanda Locatelli. Earlier she had pre-party drinks at nearby Scotts. Tears and sympathy: Holly hugs a weeping contestant I think Emin a bad way... PUSSYCAT DOLL Kimberly Wyatt, 27, splashed out 1,400 on booze for her pals as they chatted in the VIP booth at Mayfair club Vendome last night. Were told: She was happy to take pictures with fans and talk to them as long as they wished. SPiBLOG All your gossip from Lites army of citizen reporters FRANK LAMPARD having a gin and tonic at The Botanist in Sloane Square... GORDON BROWN chatting to a barman at the champagne bar in St Pancras station... and JUDE LAW at Browns bar in Covent Garden. SENDYOURHOTGOSSIP,CELEBRITY PICTURESORSIGHTINGSTO: londoneye@thisislondon.co.uk OR text LL SPIBLOG followed by your message, first name and postcode to 65400 *Textscost50pplusyourstandardnetworkrate.Terms and conditions apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Arty girl: Tracey Emin is helped into a cab after the party DontRussoff,lets swapphonenumbers RUSSELL BRAND worked his magic on yet another victim, er, we mean lucky lady, in New York yesterday. After shopping at saucy undies shop Agent Provocateur, he found an assistant running out after him. He gave her his number before she returned, grinning. Joy of text: Brand in the shop and his fan, right What adoll! A real pussycat: Kimberly Wyatt last night SPOTTED... Hollywipesoff tearsatthe Kleen-Xfactor X-it: Holly Willoughby heads home after a long day at boot camp index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html