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Hopefuls queue to for X Factor auditions

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This time two years ago, ITV News Tyne Tees filmed James Arthur queuing for X Factor auditions in Middlesbrough... he went on to win!

Now the X Factor has rolled into town again. Hundreds of hopefuls are queuing outside the Baltic in Gateshead. Could one of them be next?

This year's auditions in the North East are at the Baltic art gallery in Gateshead
Hopefuls queue in the sun on the banks of the River Tyne
X Factor auditions mean a long wait for hopefuls and their friends and families
Auditionees queue for a chance to see the four judges: Cheryl, Simon, Louis and Mel
The North East has a good history of X Factor winners - could one of these be next?

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