The X Factor: Celebrity first look at tonight's first performances

The X Factor: Celebrity kicks off tonight on ITV and here's your first look at the opening episode.

The X Factor is back for 2019 but not as we know it.

This time around, well-known faces with dreams of becoming superstar singers will be competing for the chance to be crowned The X Factor 2019 Champion in The X Factor: Celebrity.

The X Factor: Celebrity features some of the biggest names from the world of music, film, sport, television and social media.

"They're all famous in their own way but they're not known for singing," says returning X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger.

The celebrity contestants 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.

"If you want to make it in this business you need a record contract to do that," adds Nicole.

Alongside Nicole, Louis Walsh returns to the judging panel with show boss Simon Cowell.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, this evening's episode sees auditions begin in Malibu.

The first celebrity contestants singing for the judges include Journalist, Martin Bashir; Quiz show champion, Jenny Ryan; and Model and Actress, Hayley Hasselhoff.

They're joined by Glee Actor, Kevin McHale; The Islanders, made up of former Love Island contestants Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott, Wes Nelson and Eyal Booker; and Social Media Stars and CBBC Presenters Max and Harvey.

Completing the line up are Try Star - rugby stars Ben Foden, Thom Evans and Levi Davis - and Professional dancer, Brendan Cole and actor, Jeremy Edwards who form Cole and Edwards.

Who will make it through to the live shows back in London?

Tune in tonight to watch the performances!

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

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