PICTURES! X Factor six chair challenge first look and spoilers!

Here's a first look at all the drama from The X Factor 2018 six chair challenge, coming to ITV this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday night is another X Factor double bill as we move on from the auditions.

Just over 100 acts got three or more yeses through to the judges' deliberation round, which replaced bootcamp this series. At the end of last Sunday's show, the judges cut the acts down to 60 for the Six Chair Challenge.

At the end of the episode, for the first time this series, the contestants were split up into their categories and each given their mentor for the rest of the show.

Simon Cowell is in charge of the girls, Louis Tomlinson has the guys, Ayda Williams is with the Overs and Robbie Williams has the groups.

In the six chair challenge the acts in each category will perform one at a time with a hopefully killer song choice, singing for the judges and a live audience at Wembley.


Expect drama as acts give it everything - and in one case a little too much, as a contestant falls off the stage. "Lad, you scared the living daylights out of me," Louis tells him after the act insisted he was fine: “I’m really glad you’re okay because that was very scary.”

As always in the six chair challenge, it'll be each category's mentor that has ultimate power. They'll decide who to place in a seat, representing a spot at judges' houses.

And they'll also have to decide who to switch and swap as the performances continue. Only those left sitting down at the very end of it all will be safe and in with a chance of making it through to The X Factor 2018 live shows.

However, this year for the Six Chair Challenge each of the judges also has one Guaranteed Safe Seat to give away.

If the judge likes an act enough, and they definitely want to see them at judges houses they’ll press a golden X and give that act a Safe Seat. The judge can only press this for an act in their own category.


This means the act cannot be swapped out of their chair and they’ll go straight through to judge’s houses.

The X Factor airs Saturday at 8:35PM on ITV and continues Sunday at 8PM.