Hopefuls queue to for X Factor auditions

As seen on TV... this auditionee was pulled out of the crowd for an interview Photo:

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?

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