X Factor auditions

Hundreds of hopefuls are at the Sage in Gateshead, as the X Factor open auditions come to the North East. They'll be looking to follow in the footsteps of the region's success stories, Little Mix, James Arthur and Joe McElderry.

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Hundreds of hopefuls audition for X factor

Long queues outside the Sage in Gateshead for X Factor auditions. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Hundreds of X factor hopefuls have been auditioning for the next series in Gateshead.

The show's producers are at the Sage for the first round of auditions.

Successful contestants will get the chance to perform in front of the judges later in the summer.

Hundreds queue for a chance to get onto X Factor. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The hopefuls performed in front of the show's producers at the Sage. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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