The X Factor is just around the corner and – signalling the rapid slide towards Christmas – will be returning to our TV screens very soon.
Here’s everything you need to know about series 14 of The X Factor:
When is The X Factor back on TV?
The X Factor’s return has been confirmed for Saturday September 2 at 8pm on ITV.
Who are The X Factor judges?
The panel hasn’t changed since last year, so we’re seeing a return for Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and – of course – Louis Walsh.
However there will be a bit of a Britain’s Got Talent feel for some of the auditions after ITV confirmed that Sharon had to pull out of auditions in Edinburgh due to a back injury following surgery earlier this year, and was replaced by BGT’s Alesha Dixon.
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The same foursome made up the panel of judges in 2016 after the previous year saw a rather polarising line-up of Simon, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora.
Who is the presenter?
Dermot O’Leary is back again, too! Hooray! Really, there’s no-one else who can do this job is there?
Where were the X Factor auditions held this year?
Alongside the regular spots like Manchester, London and Edinburgh, The X Factor’s closed-room auditions also inexplicably went to Thorpe Park this year. Why? Well, why not? If someone doesn’t sing Life is a Rollercoaster, we’re going to be hugely disappointed.