X Factor Judges red carpet arrival in Manchester

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.

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Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

First Look: Judges behind their desk

Our 2014 Judges

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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.

Cheryl Cole is back!

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.

– Cheryl's promising a heap of fun this series

Here we come!

For the eleventh year running The X Factor returns to primetime ITV and ITV2 to entertain the nation.

Wannabe pop stars across the country are preparing to brave the panel of judges and the British public and stake their claim to the winner’s title. And we can promise you series 11 is set to be breathtakingly brilliant. Simon and Cheryl have already revealed they'll be taking up their judges' chairs again, but who and what else can we get excited about as the competition kicks off?

Watch this space for the hottest announcements about our two other judges and even more exclusives over the next few months!

Your top 10 X Factor 2013 moments

We had some great times over the last series of X Factor, didn’t we?

We laughed, we cried, we even watched a few performances from behind a cushion. Basically, the tenth series was seriously awesome, so we asked YOU to tell us about your top 10 moments of the series – and what a list you provided us with! We’ve narrowed them all down to a Top 10:

  1. First up, it's... J Star’s Valentine’s AMAZING audition