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The X Factor hits Manchester

New judge Mel B Credit: PA

The X Factor bandwagon rolled into Manchester yesterday for two days of auditions. Cheryl Cole was greeted with huge cheers, along with new judge and former Spice Girl Mel B who is new to the panel this year.

Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh were of course also present at The Point at Emirates Old Trafford for the closed door auditions. They'll hit screens on ITV later this year.

Cheryl Cole arrives in Manchester Credit: PA
@TheXFactor tweeted: We snuck into the Judges' Green Room. This is where they'll hangout/refresh between the auditions.


XFactor auditions come to Manchester

The Xfactor judges are in Manchester ahead of todays auditions in the city. Let us know if you're going and send your pics to or tweet @GranadaReports.