PICTURES! X Factor 2013 judges arrive in Birmingham for latest auditions

The X Factor 2013 judges have begun arriving in Birmingham this afternoon for the latest round of auditions.

Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow all walked the red carpet at the LG Arena for the second time this year.

The panel kicked off the try outs for the new series last week in Glasgow, which saw Sharon return to the panel after six years.

This year the first round of auditions will take place in front of only the judges in small rooms, with bosses hoping the revamp will get viewers back.

Those who impress will be invited back for a second audition at an arena later on in the summer, where they'll have to not only perform in front of the panel but also a 3,000 strong live audience.

X Factor boss Simon Cowell said last week that the new panel had got off to a good start with the tenth series, which will air from August on ITV.

Simon told Radio 2: “Sharon’s come back and already apparently had made a huge difference.

“Louis is happy, Gary is happy and Nicole is happy. It’s got off to a good start!”

After Birmingham, the auditions will visit Manchester, London and Cardiff. This will be followed by the second stage of judges’ arena auditions in July.

Browse pictures of the XFactor judges below...

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