When does the X Factor 2015 start?

The 12th series of the talent show will return with a 90-minute special on Saturday 29 August at 8pm on ITV. Simon and Cheryl are joined by newcomers Grimmy and Rita Ora, who have been added to spice things up.


Instead his role will be shared between Caroline Flack and former X Factor runner-up Olly Murs.

Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom are taking over sidebar The Xtra Factor from last year’s host, Sarah-Jane Crawford.

The audition process started several weeks ago and the judges have already head what Manchester and London have to offer.

Yes. Despite calls for the controversial segment of Bootcamp to be axed, the Six Chair Challenge will return for a third series. He’ll turn up, shades on, still adamant he has this year’s winner. And the Judges houses stage is rumoured to be broadcast live.

But while the judges have changed and the set has been revamped, the wacky acts are still all there. Paloma Faith has been mooted as a possible name to help out Grimmy, in move made by Simon to stop her signing up for “The Voice”.

Auditions have been filmed, bootcamp has taken place and next weekend we finally get to see how the new panel is working out when the first of the televised tryouts air on ITV1 at 8PM.


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