Pictures: The X Factor 2016 Auditions story so far

Louis, Simon, Nicole and Simon are reunited!

This year's X Factor has officially begun, with our Judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger on the hunt for the next big superstar.

With our fab foursome and host Dermot O'Leary having visited the likes of Leicester and Manchester so far, here's what went down when they hit the red carpet...

Poll: Which Judge are you most looking forward to returning?

Following the news that Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger will be joining returning Judge Simon Cowell on this year's panel, we want to know - who are you most excited about making a comeback?

Will it be Mrs O and her acid-tongue? Louis and his popstar comparisons? The 'schermazing' Nicole? Or maybe, it's Simon aka Mr Nasty himself?

Just for fun, have your say below...

Nicole Scherzinger promises "a lot of fun" as she talks X Factor return

Nicole Scherzinger has teased her return to The X Factor panel, promising to bring “a lot of fun” to the show.

The former Pussycat Dolls star, who is making her comeback alongside Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell, told Good Morning Britain hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway that she’s “so excited” to be back.

Audition via Facebook Live

In a global first in music television, The X Factor has become the world’s first talent show to give hopefuls the opportunity to audition on Facebook Live!

So if you think you could be the next Louisa Johnson, One Direction, Little Mix, Ella Henderson or Olly Murs, or you know someone you think could be, now it couldn’t be easier to audition.

Book a Facebook Live audition slot for a private one-to-one audition. Then all you have to do is go on to win!

Apply here