While it may seem to some that The X Factor treats its entrants as little more than musical marionettes, there are a pair of puppets that will never bend a knee to Gary Barlow and his fellow judges.

Bunraku pair Boris & Sergey are the potty-mouthed stars of their own show which has seen them nominated for both theatre and cabaret awards. They have joined up to the Cabariot cause with an exclusive video for This Is Cabaret. Take it away, boys.

Their very adult show can be seen this week at the Arcola theatre tonight then from Friday to Sunday. Should you miss them there, we recommend catching them at the Soho Theatre either side of Christmas from 19-22 December and then 27-29 December.