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Other News

Tesco has made a major change to its self-checkout, leaving its customers in fits of laughter.

It’s as the supermarket giant is on the lookout for the new voice to play out in its stores.

Tesco are now holding X-Factor style auditions for those fancying being the new voice of its self-checkout machines.

So if you’ve ever wanted to say: “There’s an unexpected item in the bagging area” then now is your time to shine.

Marking the launch of their TikTok account, Tesco posted a video this week about the fun competition which has already racked up over a million views, MyLondon reports.

As explained in the video, one one lucky winner will get the chance to record those other iconic lines: “Don’t forget to scan or tap your Clubcard,” and “Clubcard accepted”.

This will then be played in selected Tesco self-service checkouts across the UK for a few weeks in November.

To top it all off, the winner will also receive a prize of 10,000 Clubcard points, equal to the value of £100.

(Daily Mirror)