PICTURES! Dermot O'Leary gets a new fan at The X Factor 2012 auditions in Cardiff!

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X Factor 2012 host Dermot O'Leary seems to have won himself a new fan in these exclusive pictures from today's auditions in Wales.

The hunky host travelled to the Welsh capital today as thousands flocked to the city to try out for this year's show.

He joked with the wannabes: "If you're great you'll win and if you're bad... you'll probably do alright as well."

Some of the hopefuls had flown in from across the UK and Ireland, with one ambitious singer even coming from South Africa to audition.

But will any of them make it through? We'll have to wait until summer to find out!

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