What time is X Factor on tonight?

Mel B's back, Louis Walsh gets booted off of the panel and there's a familiar face in the audition room

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There’s another double dose of X Factor this weekend, kicking off tonight with the fifth round of in-room auditions.

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Things are slightly different tonight with new judges and strange auditions. But there’s familiar faces, too. Here’s a peek at the action:

Mel B’s back!

Scary Spice heads back to the panel to cover for an absent Nicole Scherzinger. In an ironic twist, Scherzy had a pre-arranged performance with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber Austria, the very same Webber who’d called her “crazy” for skipping a part in Cats on Broadway to return to X Factor.

It’s safe to say Mel’s no-nonsense approach is firmly in place – “If they haven’t got what it takes, don’t waste my time!” – while Simon Cowell makes a dig about just how much her bill was.


Louis Walsh gets booted off the panel

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Poor Louis Walsh, only just back in his seat and he’s out of it again after Simon Cowell lets a contestant have a go at being a judge instead of him. He’s less ‘next big pop star’ more ‘you’re under rehearsed’. Yikes.


Gifty Louise returns

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After failing to make it past Bootcamp last year, Gifty Louise returns for another bash at The X Factor tonight. A lost voice saw her struggle to get through the auditions in 2015, so when she says she’s back to prove the judges wrong, Simon Cowell can’t help but gently tease: “Well, you did lose your voice…”

… and things all just get a bit strange

With a bumper crop of auditions filmed late into the night, things get a bit weird on X Factor tonight, including a singer with a glittery finger cover and another who sings about plastic surgery. Even Cowell starts talking about the “crazy moths” coming to the “crazy flame” of X Factor.

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So, what time is it on?

Well, see all of that and more from 8:00pm tonight on ITV.