The X Factor: Celebrity line up of contestants confirmed

Celebrity X Factor cast of celebrities

Here's a look at the line up of contestants on The X Factor's new celebrity series in 2019.

In a twist to the usual format, this year will see well-known faces with dreams of becoming superstar singers fighting for the chance to be crowned The X Factor 2019 Champion in The X Factor: Celebrity.

The X Factor: Celebrity begins this Saturday 12th October at 8:35pm on ITV.

The celebrity hopefuls will be leaving their comfort zones at the door as they battle it out in LA to make it through the first stage and all the way to the live shows in London to ultimately win a life changing record deal.

Making up the panel, music mogul Simon Cowell, ‘Shermazing’ Nicole Scherzinger and fan favourite Louis Walsh return as judges with Dermot O’Leary back to host.

The celebrity contestants include the 'Overs' Journalist, Martin Bashir; Talk Show host, Ricki Lake; Quiz show champion, Jenny Ryan and Actress, Victoria Ekanoye.

Joining them are 'Unders' Reality star, Megan McKenna; Model and Actress, Hayley Hasselhoff; Soap star, Jonny Labey; Film star, Olivia Olson and Glee Actor, Kevin McHale.

Then there are the groups which include The Islanders, made up of former Love Island contestants Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott, Wes Nelson and Eyal Booker.

There's also Try Star - rugby stars Ben Foden, Thom Evans and Levi Davis - Professional dancer, Brendan Cole and actor, Jeremy Edwards who form Cole and Edwards, Social Media Stars and CBBC Presenters Max and Harvey and V5, comprised of online influencers Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie.

Simon said: "It just felt so obvious to do a celebrity version. The only condition was I couldn’t know who was going to be on it.

"I said to the team, 'You’ve got to find some acts who you believe can sell records off the back of this, because if you don’t do that it won’t work.' So that was the deal and we stuck to it. I swear to God I didn’t have a clue who any of the acts were.

"I did walk away thinking, 'If we’re smart, we have artists here who could actually sell records off the back of this'. So I thought that was fun and very exciting for the show."

The X Factor: Celebrity begins this Saturday 12th October 8:35pm on ITV.

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