80s pop star and X Factor personality Sinitta is heading to Newcastle in July. She's been speaking to Rachel Sweeney.
Cheryl Cole is to return as an X Factor judge, Simon Cowell has confirmed.
The X Factor live finals will be taking place next week, where 12 acts will be battling it out to win this year's show.
Simon Cowell took to Twitter to tell fans of The X Factor that Cheryl Cole will be returning as a judge.
It's official. Cheryl is back.
Be careful what you wish for!
Most importantly she is a brilliant judge of talent.
Abi Alton has told ITV News Tyne Tees she was "amazed" by the level of support she received from the region.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough in North Yorkshire, has praised her X Factor mentor Nicole Scherzinger. "Nicole's great, she really cares about us and wants us to do well", she told ITV News Tyne Tees. "I'll definitely keep in touch with Nicole", she added.
Abi Alton, who was evicted from The X Factor last Sunday, has thanked the people of the North East for supporting her. "I wasn't surprised by it but I was amazed and very humbled by it", she told ITV News Tyne Tees.
Abi Alton has told ITV News Tyne Tees that she feels priviledged to have had the support of the North East during her time on The X Factor. More to follow.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough in North Yorkshire, has spoken out after her eviction from The X Factor.
Speaking on ITV's Daybreak this morning, she said the experience had been "difficult".
"I learnt loads of stuff and met so many interesting people", she added. Looking ahead, she said the contest was "anyone's game".
And, as one door closes another one opens. Thankyou for supporting me on this incredible journey xxx
Former X Factor contestant Abi Alton, from Guisborough, thanks her fans for all their support.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough, was taken to hospital after The X Factor on Sunday October 21. Her fans have taken to Twitter to show her they are supporting her.
So glad you're feeling better @abialton REST! xx
@abialton just seen what happened to you on Lorraine, omg hope you are better now. Xx
@abialton hope you're feeling better Abi! So pleased you got through. Rest your back ready for Saturday x