X Factor 2014 wild card twist... with a twist! SPOILERS!

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There's set to be wild card twist on The X Factor 2014 this year, but this one is quite different.

Wild cards are not new to The X Factor (remember, that's how we ended up with Christopher Maloney) but this years one is rather different.

In total there will be FOUR wild card acts, one in each category, although it's not been confirmed where they will come from other than the crop of "previously rejected" contestants.

You'd think that they'd be chosen from the three acts who weren't originally chosen for the live shows.

Anyway the twist with the wild card this year is that the judges will be picking the acts for each other's categories.

Cheryl, who has the Girls, will be picking the wild card for Mel B's Boys, while Mel selects a group for Louis Walsh to mentor.

And then Louis will choose an Over 25 act as Simon Cowell's wild card before the X Factor boss picks an act for Cheryl to complete the circle.

The Sun newspaper (paid link) report: "This could see them pick a weaker singer who will get knocked out early – or shame their fellow judge by bringing someone back who was overlooked."

It ultimately all means that this year's series will end up with some SIXTEEN acts in the live shows when the finals kick off in October.

But for now it's time for bootcamp, which kicks off on Friday on ITV.

Over the weekend we'll see the four judges each work on their categories, picking the final six acts to take to judges' houses.

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