Dermot leaving The X Factor

We’d like to thank Dermot for eight brilliant years at the helm of The X Factor.

He has been a fantastic host, masterfully keeping the show on the road, supporting the contestants throughout the competition and keeping the Judges in check. We will miss him (and his dance moves). We wish him all the best for the future.

An announcement on the host for the new series will be made in due course.

The X Factor changed Ben's life

Ben applied for The X Factor last year. He survived the Room Auditions, Arena performance, Boot Camp and Judges' Houses to make it to the live shows.

A few months later he duetted with Ed Sheeran and was crowned the winner of The X Factor 2014.

He ended the year with his debut single the Christmas Number One.

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Biggest ever The X Factor Audition Tour

The X Factor auditions are back on the road later this month in search of the best and freshest vocal talent.

And this year there are more opportunities than ever to showcase your talent with our biggest-ever audition tour. We're visiting an unprecedented 50 towns and cities across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

You can apply in one of three ways:

Open Auditions - Register online for one of the nine cities or just turn up at the venues on the day.

Mobile Audition Van - meet the team visiting smaller towns and cities across the country. There is no need to register for the Mobile Audition dates.

Apply online - Anyone can apply online now at https://application.xfactor.tv/ to register for the Open Auditions or if you can't make any of our audition dates.