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Phone problems in Sam vote

A software fault could have proved costly for Laxey teenager Samantha Barks on BBC's I'd Do Anything on Saturday evening.

Phones on Manx Telecom’s pre-paid network were out of use for a period which meant some members of the public were unable to register their vote.

The service was restored before voting lines closed.

The 17-year-old suffered a nail biting time as she went into a sing off after her phone vote slipped but she’s still through to the final after receiving the backing of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and will now battle it out in with two other hopefuls in the final next week to try become Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Oliver!

With the final and thousands of TT visitors here, Manx Telecom has agreed to extend its capacity this Saturday evening.

The final will be purely decided on the phone vote.

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