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.
The Judges kicked off their quest for acts that have The X Factor yesterday in Manchester.
The new fab foursome are seeing hundreds of singers in their intimate judging room before letting the lucky ones loose in front of a crowded arena.
More exciting developments for The X Factor as ITV2’s The Xtra Factor gains a new host. The wonderful Sarah-Jane Crawford is the new face of the show, coming to your screens later this year.
Sarah-Jane will be taking audiences behind the scenes of one of the biggest shows on TV, providing exclusive backstage access from the X Factor auditions to the live finals, while grilling the Judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Mel B and Louis Walsh - as well as the contestants.
Sarah’s been hosting an afternoon radio show on 1Xtra and voicing The Official UK Urban Chart rundown – so she knows music like the back of her hand.
Speaking of her new role, Sarah-Jane said: “I’ve been a huge fan of The X Factor since day one and have watched every series religiously, so to be the new host of The Xtra Factor in its most exciting year EVER, is what dreams are made of. I'll be asking the Judges the questions that people at home are screaming at their TVs - and you'd better believe I'm going in with a bang! I just can’t wait to get on the road now and meet the auditionees!"
Even more reason to be excited about the new series.
Original Girl Power champion Mel B is completing this year's X Factor judging line-up and she won't be mincing her words.
The Spice Girl lived up to her scary moniker when she guested on the panel in 2012 and this year she’s sticking around for the series.
Are a group that has the potential to be the next Little Mix, One Direction or Union J ?
We want to meet you at a special Open Audition in central London on Saturday 31st May.
12pm - 4pm
1 Stephen Street
You need to be over 14 years to audition and anyone under 18 needs to attend with their parent or guardian.
Please read full terms and conditions here.
It's the news we were dying to tell you... Cheryl Cole is back!
We announced back in March that the Geordie lass will return to the judging panel this autumn, where she'll no doubt bring her unique blend of sass, charm and honesty, that crowned her the nation's sweetheart. With two wins under her belt - Alexandra Burke in 2008 and Joe McElderry in 2009 - Cheryl's proven she knows talent when she sees it. But can she make it a triple?
I'm very happy and excited to be returning to the X Factor. I'm inspired and ready to find new talent and potential popstars. It's going to be a fun series.
Get a load of this vintage One Direction video, as we caught up with the boys in 2011 for their first appearance back on The X Factor since winning the show the year before.
On the agenda? What it feels like to play at Wembley, what really makes a girl beautiful, and a strange revelation from Niall about his pants...