The X Factor 2012: Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, One Direction to appear next week

Little Mix DNA cover Next week's The X Factor live shows will feature guest appearances from Ed Sheeran, Little Mix and One Direction, it has been revealed.

Eleven months after they won last year's series, Little Mix will return for their homecoming performance as they promote new single 'DNA'.

Meanwhile, One Direction are expected to sing their upcoming track 'Little Things', which was written by Sheeran.

Earlier tonight, [tag]Kye Sones[/tag] became the fifth act to be eliminated from the competition, after a tense sing-off with [tag]Rylan Clark[/tag] was taken to Deadlock.

The X Factor 2012 continues next Saturday at 8.05pm on ITV1, when the final seven acts will be tackling a 'Best of British' theme.

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