We’re delighted to announce that Olly Murs and Caroline Flack are to be the new presenters of The X Factor, becoming the first ever duo to host the hit singing show.
Olly and Caroline will bring their chemistry and charm to the show, having previously co-hosted The Xtra Factor on ITV2. They will be on hand at every stage of the audition process to congratulate and console the budding singers who are vying to be the next big superstar. They will also be tasked with keeping the judges in order, once the live shows start.
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.
The boss was quick to thank Dermot for his part in 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.
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.
Think you've got The X Factor?
The X Factor tour is under way!
We caught up with the acts at rehearsals.
If you're going on the tour use #XFTour on your updates to join the conversation.
Thank you to everyone who voted for The X Factor.
We're delighted to have won the award for The Best Talent Show.