The X Factor 2011 final live from Wembley as bosses promise a series of "twists and turns"

X Factor 2011 judges

ITV have confirmed that the final of The X Factor 2011 will be held in front of 10,000 fans at London's Wembley Arena, in just one of many "twist and turns" that this series has to offer. In an announcement this evening, ITV also confirmed when The X Factor 2011 starts, as well as teased some other titbits...

The reality hit is back "with a bang" later this month with a new line up consisting of Take That front man Gary Barlow, US songstress Kelly Rowland, N-Dubz Tulisa and Irish music mogul Louis Walsh.

And the contestants give the judges more action and entertainment than ever before as Gary is forced to take to the stage to eject rejects, Kelly mops up tears, Tulisa rows with an angry contestant and - by far the biggest shock - Louis finds an Irish singer he doesn’t like…


But it's not just the judging line up that is changing!

ITV have promised extra audition shows - with Liverpool being visited for the first time in the show's history - and the biggest ever Bootcamp, where contestants will perform in front of an audience of thousands!

There will be more of a 'Big Brother' aspect to this show, with ITV telling viewers to expect "More fly-on-the-wall action as contestants are filmed living together for the first time"

And finally the show will climax in December with a live final from Wembley, in front of some 10,000 fans.

Presenter Dermot O’Leary will return to host proceedings, bringing viewers all the action from the wings during the audition rounds through to the tears, celebrations and excitement of the live shows until the winner of The X Factor 2011 is crowned.

Meanwhile it's been confirmed that the Over 28s will be changed back to the Over 25s as in previous years.

> Confirmed: The X Factor 2011 starts on Saturday August 20, 7:30PM!

> VIDEO: The first The X Factor 2011 promo, featuring The NeXt Generation of judges!

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