Summary: The UK’s most talked about TV show, The X Factor, is back. And this year’s series sees the return of some favourite faces as rock royalty Sharon Osbourne, pop sensation Nicole Scherzinger, chart maestro Louis Walsh and The X Factor creator and music mogul Simon Cowell are reunited on the judging panel. They are joined by the nation’s favourite TV host, Dermot O’Leary, who is back to guide viewers through all of The X Factor action as well as providing hopefuls with those much-needed ‘Dermot hugs’. Also returning this year are the intimate room auditions. Expect knock out vocals and big personalities as the auditionees find themselves face-to-face in front of the judges in a very personal setting, tackling the first stage in their path to secure a life changing record contract.