Dermot: X Factor 'feels nostalgic'

X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has said the new series of The X Factor, which begins on Saturday on ITV, has a "nostaligic feel" and is much "warmer" than in previous series. Traditional "intimate" closed auditions have been restored.

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Gary Barlow on the red carpet for X Factor launch

Gary Barlow was the final judge to arrive for the X Factor 2013 launch.

See more pictures of the other judges, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne as they arrived.

Gary Barlow arrives at the X Factor launch. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire Ref #: PA.17441034

The show starts on Saturday, check out the latest on the X Factor website.

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Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the X Factor launch

Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the X Factor launch. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Nicole Scherzinger was the first judge to arrive and walk the red carpet ahead of the X Factor launch in Mayfair in central London this afternoon.

Wearing a strapless navy jumpsuit Nicole looked happy and relaxed as she faced the press.

Nicole Scherzinger faces the press as she arrives at the X Factor launch. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

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X Factor auditions are 'so intimidating it's fabulous'

Sharon Osbourne has spoken about how thrilling it has been for the X Factor to return to the traditional closed auditions. This year hopefuls sang directly in front of the four judges in a small room with no audience.

As the judges prepare for the official launch of this year's competition Sharon told Daybreak: "There is nowhere for these contestants to go, once they're there in that small room with us, it's so intimidating - that's what's so fabulous about it."

See the X Factor website for the latest news.

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