The X Factor 2011 final 'to be held at Wembley Arena' in front of 12,500 fans

The X Factor

Despite even the judging line up for The X Factor 2011 not being announced yet, news is already turning to this year's final - more than 6 months away in the middle of December. The two day spectacular, due to be held on the 10 and 11 of December 2011, will see the acts performing at Wembley Arena.

We reported on Tuesday how Simon Cowell had revealed he was looking at having this year's live shows held at a bigger venue. Currently the programme is recorded at the 800-seater Fountain Studios, the home of Cowell's shows like Britain's Got Talent for the past few years.

A source told The Mirror today: "Wembley Arena is one of the UK’s most iconic venues. More fans will be able to watch and create a fantastic atmosphere.”

With a capacity of around 12,500, it'd make The X Factor one of the biggest shows ever to air on telly and be a real treat for the finalists performing to such a large live audience - not to mention the millions watching at home!

The music mogul was at the Richard House Children’s Hospice in Newham, East London yesterday to promote Children’s Hospice Week which takes place from May 14 to 21. He said: “Whenever I visit a children’s hospice it is clear to see that they are incredible places that offer a lifeline to the families that use them.”

Looks likes that's this year's charity single sorted then...

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