X Factor 2016: Dermot O'Leary is BACK - first look at the auditions!

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Here's an exclusive look at Dermot O'Leary's first day back at The X Factor.

The former host returns for this year's new series and was out enjoying the sun at auditions in London.

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Crowds of thousands turned up to try their luck at the biggest and first open day of auditions this year.

Fortunately the weather was glorious as Dermot met some of the hopefuls and filmed links ahead of the auditions.

Speaking to the crowd, Dermot joked that he had had a "nice holiday" but was happy to be back.

Try outs are happening all day today at the ExCel centre so pop on down if you fancy your chances.

After today in London, auditions will move to Manchester next weekend and then on to Liverpool. You can stay up to date on all of the latest audition info at XFactor.ITV.com.

Of course you can also apply online by uploading a video using the form HERE!

However you decide to enter, good luck!

Those that impress at this stage will be invited back later on in the summer to audition for the judges themselves in the intimate room auditions.

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Although as yet we've had no official news on who the judges will be after both Cheryl and Nick Grimshaw quit.

Rita Ora, Louis Walsh, Shaorn Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger have all been widely rumoured as possible judges this year.

The X Factor 2016 will be back on ITV in the autumn.

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