The X Factor 2016 presenter Dermot O'Leary is ALREADY back at work

Host has filmed a trailer for the open auditions tour

The X Factor - Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary is already back at work on The X Factor, filming a new advert for the show just hours after his return was confirmed.

Last night it was announced that Dermot is on board for the show's thirteenth series, with room auditions also being brought back.

And, as dates and venues for the open auditions were revealed this afternoon, Dermot was busy filming a trailer to promote them, which should be hitting our screens shortly.

The show's executive producer Mark Sidaway wrote on Twitter: "Fun first day back filming for @TheXFactor with @radioleary. Can't wait for you all to see the new promo for Open Auditions. Coming soon...."

Bosses will be visiting stadiums and arenas across the country in May in search of a fresh slate of singers, with successful hopefuls going on to face the judges in the intimate room auditions.

Anyone who gets three or more yesses from the panel will proceed to the "next stage of the competition" - but it's not yet clear what that will be.

A mobile auditions van has also been touring smaller locations around the UK, while anyone can audition online 24/7 at the X Factor website.

Speaking about his big comeback, Dermot said: "I'm very flattered to be asked back to The X Factor, and am currently dusting off my dancing shoes. There is nothing more exciting than hosting live TV on a Saturday night.

"The show is naturally very close to my heart, after having hosted it for 8 years. I'm really looking forward to it, and excited to be back."

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