PICTURES! X Factor 2012 auditions hit Newcastle!

X Factor 2012 auditions Newcastle

Auditions for The X Factor 2012 visited Newcastle today, the first time the show has stopped at the city for try outs in almost 6 years.

Despite the freezing cold, thousands lined up outside the Metro Arena for their chance to become the next chart topper.

Producer Beth Hart said: "We’re so delighted that The X Factor is coming to Newcastle for auditions, we’ve missed it whilst we’ve been away.

“Last year, two of Tulisa’s Little Mix girls Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards won the show so we can’t wait to see what other talent the North East has to offer.”

Browse pictures from The X Factor 2012 auditions below...

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