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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New format for X Factor boot camp

The X Factor launch. Credit: X Factor

There will be a change to the X Factor boot camp as the judges will choose their acts to go through to the judges houses in front of the acts.

The judges fill their spots as each act performs - but if a better act comes along previous acts may lose their space.

There has also been some changes to the auditions, find out more here.

See the X Factor website for the latest news.

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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