The X Factor returns! Who will we discover next?

The X Factor is back, so why not let Dermot O'Leary take us down memory lane with some of Britain's biggest pop stars who all began their journey right here!

Who will be discovered next? Find out when The X Factor returns to ITV this autumn.

Remember these great X Factor groups? Find out how YOU can apply here!

One Direction came third in 2010, went on to dominate the world & the rest they say is 'History'

From One Direction to Little Mix, The X Factor is known for producing some great Groups but, have you got what it takes to follow in their footsteps?

We’re hosting a special Groups-only audition open day on Saturday, 10th June at 1 Stephen Street, London, W1T 1AL! All you need to do is turn up from 9.30am – 4pm, and make sure you arrive early for a guaranteed audition.

And to celebrate, here's a throwback to some of our favourite band's that have graced the XF stage for inspiration...

Liverpool, there's still time to Audition! Here are our Top 5

The X Factor Auditions are coming to Liverpool very soon so don't miss your chance to show off your talent as there's still time to apply online via video or through WhatsApp!

Our Judges will be arriving in town in the near future, so make sure you submit your Audition using the above methods to show them why you have The X Factor!

See who you could be following in the footsteps of below with our Top 5 Auditions from Liverpool...

The X Factor 2017 Audition Dates Revealed

The X Factor is back on the search for the nation’s top vocal talent and now you can take a trip down memory lane with this homage to The Beatles Sgt Pepper poster featuring the very first auditions of some of the most memorable acts of the last 13 years.

The X Factor team is ready to hit the road on a nationwide tour in search of the next big breakout music stars to join this ever growing hall of fame.

You can now audition via WhatsApp!

For the first time ever, you can audition for The X Factor via WhatsApp.

Here's how:

- Add The X Factor’s WhatsApp number to your smartphone contacts: 07733 222 927.
- Go to the WhatsApp application on your smartphone.
- Start a new chat with The X Factor.
- Record your audition video on the WhatsApp chat, or upload your video from your Camera Roll.
- Send your video along with your name, age, location and occupation.
- You can also send a link to a video online if you don't have one saved on your phone.

For Terms and Conditions click HERE.
WhatsApp FAQs are HERE

Don't have a smartphone or WhatsApp? You can still upload your video audition HERE.

Manchester, these guys have The X Factor - do you?

The X Factor 2017 Auditions are coming to Manchester this Sunday (14th May) and there’s been some pretty big names who have tried their luck in the city before.

Yep, if a previous winner of the show wasn’t enough, Manchester saw not one, but THREE members of One Direction perform for our Judges, putting them well on their way to super-stardom.

See below for some of our favourites from Manchester and how YOU can Audition…