A Thames / Syco co-Production
UNDER STRICT EMBARGO 00.01 ON TUESDAY 27 AUGUST 2013
Picture Shows : LOUIS WALSH, SHARON OSBOURNE, NICOLE SCHERZINGER and GARY BARLOW
Rock royalty Sharon Osbourne makes a triumphant return to the show, joining Take That superstar Gary Barlow, US pop star Nichole Scherzinger and Svengali manager Louis Walsh in the search for the nation's next big singing sensation.
Award-winning broadcaster and presenter Dermot O'Leary will preside over the action-once more offering support, encouragement and a shoulder to cry on to aspiring starts, as well as the important job of keeping the judges in check.
And, in the first of an exciting range of the new changes for the 10th series of The X Factor, hopefuls will - for the first time ever - have to tackle two sets of auditions. First, they will face the judges eyeball in an intimate audition room. If they receive three or more yes votes here, they will then have to preform for the judges once more - this time in the arena - to prove they can also impress an audience before securing a coveted place at the next stage in the competition.