A salon owner from Farnworth is set to put the town on the map as she features on a new prime time ITV show.

Chloe Wilson, 38, owns The Cliniclo Academy on Market Street in Farnworth which is a beauty salon and training centre.

And in a "once in a lifetime opportunity", Chloe and her business partner, Louie Oneill, are starring in The Fortune Hotel, a new reality TV show airing on our screens on Monday at 9pm on ITV1.

Chloe said: “It was an amazing experience, no holiday will ever compare, it was absolutely crazy.

“Louie got headhunted, he just got a message on Instagram, and we thought it was a joke, we thought it was a spam message.

"I said 'just do it' and Louie asked me if I wanted to come along because we are business partners and we work together as well.

“So, Louie replied to the casting producer, and it just went from there. We applied I think the day the auditions were closing, and we got a call two days later saying we absolutely love you can we do a Zoom, we did the Zoom and they said they loved us again and to go down to London.

“And it just went from there.

“When we were in The Fortune Hotel in the Caribbean it was just luxury, it was glamorous, it was breathtaking, it was out of this world, it was crazy.”

The Bolton News: Louie Oneill and Chloe WilsonLouie Oneill and Chloe Wilson (Image: ITV PRESS)Chloe, from Farnworth, and Louie, 22, from Manchester, have been business partners for some time, offering skin and aesthetics courses to residents across the borough.

And this was the next adventure they took on together.

Chloe said: “The shop in Farnworth is mine but me and Louie are business partners, hosting training courses together.

“I met Louie when I first got into aesthetics, I started working in a salon in Manchester and then we came together because he focuses on skin with his business Skincareuk, and we created a business called Cliniskin and we started offering combined skin and aesthetics courses.

“In the shop we offer nails, lashes, makeup and I do aesthetics and it is a training centre as well.”

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Chloe said amazing things can happen through perseverance.

She said: “My shop is a training academy as well as a salon based in a listed building, and I actually got it in February 2020 and then in the March we went into lockdown.

“My shop has had its highs, lows and ups and downs and it has survived all of the lockdowns, and it is like a super salon, we have a great vibe and being featured on TV has given me a great opportunity to get my business out there even more.

“I felt like if I could do it and go on TV anybody can. I have a daughter who is 18 and she said 'mum this is crazy', and it's true, it’s definitely like one of those things you read in a magazine or see on the TV, and you never think it is going to be you.

“In Farnworth and Bolton, we are small town people, so it was crazy to think I am getting flown to the Caribbean all-inclusive to go on TV with the chance to win an amazing amount of money.

“I can’t put it into words, it makes me feel amazing that I got the opportunity.”

The Bolton News: Louie Oneill and Chloe WilsonLouie Oneill and Chloe Wilson (Image: Chloe Wilson)Chloe said she had many favourite moments on the show.

She said: “My favourite part of being in The Fortune Hotel was waking up that first day with an itinerary of things I have never done before in my entire life and I am 38 so I have got a bit of life experience, but it was set up like 'right guys this is what we’re doing', it was exciting.”

The Fortune Hotel is a prime-time series inviting viewers into a luxury Caribbean resort filled with glamour, opulence and deception.

Hosted by Stephen Mangan, 10 pairs of contestants will arrive at the site where they will be given a briefcase.

Inside one case is the ultimate jackpot of £250,000 in cash, eight are empty, and one contains the dreaded Early Checkout Card – whichever pair is left holding that case at the end of each show will see their stay brought to a dramatic, premature end.

Every day the contestants have the chance to try to uncover who has which case through playing challenges, and as the “Who got it” mystery ramps up for the hotel guests, viewers at home will be "in-the-know" throughout, witness all of their plans and strategies playing out.

The climax of each episode involved the case swap in the Lady Luck bar where each pair must decide whether to keep or swap their case.

Have the couple with the life-changing sum of cash managed to bluff and blag their way free of suspicion?

Or will their case be ruthlessly taken off them? And who will be left holding the case containing the Early Checkout Card?

The Fortune Hotel opens its doors on Monday, May 13 at 9pm on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player.

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