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X Factor returns for 13th series...and Dermot is back!

It's a staple of Saturday night viewing in millions of homes across the country - and X Factor is back on ITV this weekend for what will be its 13th series.

Fans can expect the return of some familiar faces - with Dermot O'Leary as host. And the judging panel has had a big shake-up too: Louis and Nicole have both made comebacks.

Meanwhile Simon and Sharon will also be returning, although prior engagements meant they weren't able to make the show's premiere. Matt Price reports.



Does Simon have X Factor with his new look?

On Saturday evening, after months of build up - we get to see how the two new X Factor judges, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw are settling in on the panel alongside Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

X Factor auditions took place around the country earlier in the year, including several in our region.

So what else has changed for 2015? As well as the contestants, there are two new hosts - and Simon Cowell has a new look too. David Wood reports.

Do Gary's Groups have the X Factor?

The X Factor's live shows start this weekend, and ahead of Saturday's first performances from the finalists, we have been chatting to the judges and the contestants. This year Gary Barlow will be mentoring the groups, including some members from Kent and the South East.

Divya Kohli caught up with him, and his team, hoping to do well on the stage.

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