Twitter category vote - everything you need to know!

For the first time in X Factor history, viewers can vote via hashtag on Twitter to determine which of the Judges is allocated each of the four categories – the Girls, Boys, Groups and Overs.

Tweet a hashtag with the name of the judge followed by the category you would like to see them mentor.

Voting will open as announced during the broadcast of the Programme on Saturday, 29 August 2015.

The X Factor App is back!

The X Factor App is back and loaded with all your favourite features including our awesome Fifth Judge area where during each show you can rate the acts and predict who will make it through.

As ever the very latest X Factor videos and stories will also be in the app, so you’ll never be any more than a swipe away from the action. Well, maybe a passcode and click!

Download from GooglePlay
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Available for smartphones and tablets

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve teamed up with Domino’s to deliver you exclusive content, quizzes and some rather tasty deals throughout the series.

Just in case you need anymore convincing, check out our FAQs

Everything you need to know from The X Factor Judges’ Q&A

The X Factor Judges and Hosts launch the brand new series in London!

Following Wednesday's screening of the first episode of The X Factor series 12, our Judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw (Rita was away in the US on tour), plus Hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs were grilled by the UK press over what they’d just seen!

And, while we can’t give away TOO much, we can reveal some teeny tiny bits of goss! So, how come Simon was rocking a beard? What’s all this about Cheryl’s bright ideas? And, is Grimmy’s dog about to become a star? Find out more here…