They've given a few acts the cold shoulder but The X Factor Judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B warmed to the idea of the Ice Bucket Challenge...
The X Factor's got a brand new online presenter: Luke Franks is joining the team bringing us backstage exclusives from the auditions and live shows.
Luke's an award-winning radio and TV presenter with his own show on The Hits Radio. He's also one of the line up on CITV's Scrambled. He's also interviewed hundreds of pop stars including the Vamps, Union J, Katy Perry and Rixton. He even went on tour with District 3.
Luke could hardly contain his excitement when we caught up with him:
The buzz is massive already. Obviously Simon being back is huge on it's own, let alone with Cheryl there and their history. Then with Louis to stir it up and a Spice Girl to top it off, it's gonna be epic.
He's right, this year's going to EPIC.
As the Judges embark on their Quest for the Best it's a perfect time to bask in memorable X Factor clips. There have been so many incredible X Factor singers and performances that we're struggling to narrow down our faves.
After a few discussions (arguments) we're down to twenty but we need your help to choose the top ten. Let us know your most loved clip in our poll below.
New Xtra Factor presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford will be taking you through the top clips on an ITV2 show airing later this month. Hopefully it'll help temper your hunger for this year's series.
You've got until 10am Thursday 7th August 2014 to vote. Terms and conditions apply .
The quest for the best is coming back! Simon and Cheryl are returning to the Judging panel and this time they mean business.
They’ll be joined by X Factor stalwart Louis Walsh and new Judge Mel B for a brand spanking new 2014 series and an EPIC face-off in the pursuit of quality. It’s getting closer, and its arrival is hailed by this glorious new teaser.
It’s coming soon to your TV screens. As if we weren’t all excited enough already!
The auditions continue to progress. We're now at the stage where our red carpet has been rolled out for the Arena Auditions!
X Factor fans here's a unique chance to watch the room auditions being filmed, as they happen, in London in our new look holding room. It's exclusive behind-the-scenes access to see auditions months before they air on TV and a chance to watch the Judges at work.
Crowds gathered to wish this year's X Factor Judges luck as they kicked off their search to find this year's finalists.
Simon, Cheryl, Mel B and Louis wowed the fans on their way to the infamous Judges' room where they're eyeballing this year's hopefuls.
They were flanked by Dermot and new Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane.