Of course, this isn’t the first time Payne has featured on the show, first appearing as a contestant back in 2008 when he was just 14 years old. He made it to the Judges’ Houses stage before Simon Cowell cut him from the competition, telling him to come back in two years’ time.
And that’s what Payne did, auditioning for the 2010 show with Michael Bublé’s version of Cry Me a River. He didn’t make it through to the Judges’ Houses stage, but was put together with four other boys – including Louis Tomlinson – to make One Direction, which you might have heard of…
Payne also has another X Factor connection after marrying Cheryl, who was on the judging panel for both his auditions. The pair have now split, but have a son together called Bear.
Rodgers has also appeared on The X Factor previously, opening up a disco-themed live show in 2013. The musician has also worked with Rebecca Ferguson, who came runner-up in the seventh series of the show.
Elsewhere in The X Factor Judges’ Houses, Ayda Field will be joined by guests Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis, while Robbie Williams will seek the advice of David Walliams, and Simon Cowell will invite a group of stars from the music industry into his Malibu mansion.
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