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The X Factor is back!

Yes the wait it finally over - The X Factor is back, and we sent Alison Hammond along to see an exclusive preview of the first episode (it's a double whammy of TWO episodes this Saturday and Sunday on ITV) featuring an X Factor classic judging panel of Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.

The first episode is (and we aren't just being polite here) AMAZING; funny, emotional and definitely appointment-to-view TV.

Alison then sat down to chat with Louis and Nicole and another returning face, host Dermot O'Leary to talk about the (lucky for some) 13th series. They talked about having fun; how Louis wanted Sharon back more than Nicole and Dermot; Sharon's 'new' face; Simon's timekeeping (we gave them a little gift to help with that); Nicole's amazing Shakira impression; and of course a chat about some of the highlights in store in the series.

It truly is an interview with The X Factor!

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Coming up on Friday's show

Coming up today... he's 71, she's 32 - we meet the couple turning to IVF in the hope that their 40-year age gap won't stand in the way of their baby dreams.

If you want to look super-stylish on a shoestring, Trinny's here with the best supermarket buys.

And as the X Factor kicks off, we hear from Nicole and Louis as they dish all the goss!

Join us from 10:30 for all this and more.

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Master Frances Quinn's strawberry shortcake bake

It's that time of year when everyone is inspired to get their bake on and former Bake Off champion Frances Quinn is here with her top baking gadgets to transform us all in to star bakers overnight.

She'll also be whipping up a super easy bake that any novice baker can create - strawberry shortcake cake, helping us all rise to the challenge and become master bakers in no time at all!

School uniforms put through their paces by the toughest testers - kids!

As the kids start to slowly trickle back to class, the battle of the school uniforms has kicked off in stores up and down the country. With supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons offering great school uniform deals, we want to see if the quality of their products live up to their quality prices.

To put the uniforms through their paces, we’ve recruited four of the toughest testers known to man... children! They’ll be helping us see which brands bobble and which trousers tear as they join us in the studio alongside Natalie Anderson.