Open Audition for groups Saturday May 31

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.

Cheryl is back!

It's the news we were dying to tell you... Cheryl 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

Audition fever hits the UK

Are you the next big thing? Do you have what it takes to sell out a packed arena? Then we've been out to find you! This year The X Factor auditions visited a massive 43 towns and cities across the country – more places than we’ve ever visited before - looking for the girl, boy, over 25 or group that would make 2014 their year.

Applications have now closed for The X Factor 2014, but here's a look at what was going down at the open auditions...

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!