Watch Dermot O'Leary back on X Factor as first auditions begin

Here's a first look at Dermot O'Leary - and WAGNER - on The X Factor 2016 as the pair launch this year's auditions.

While no judges have been confirmed yet, ITV have announced that Dermot O’Leary is returning as host and the room auditions are also making a comeback.

To sing for the judges later this year you need to apply NOW.

The Open Auditions tour will be visiting eight cities starting on the 7th of April at Hampden Park in Glasgow followed by Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Newcastle, London, Manchester and Liverpool.

This is part of a nationwide audition tour, which is visiting a total of more than 40 towns and cities across the country. Groups or solo singers aged 16+ can apply by registering online or by just turning up on the day.

So if you think you could be the next Louisa Johnson, One Direction, Little Mix, Ella Henderson or Olly Murs, or you know someone you think could be, now is the time to come along and showcase your vocal talent.

Simon Cowell said: “We’re excited to start auditions again this year for X Factor.

"If you think you have got what it takes then why don’t you apply. And remember, one audition could change your life”.

You can audition via one of the main X Factor 2016 audition dates: Simply turn up on the day!

Or you can audition via the mobile auditions, visiting smaller towns and cities - find out more on

Finally you can audition for The X Factor 2016 online by uploading a video of yourself (singing, obvs) to THIS website.

Good luck if you decide to give it a go!

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