PICTURES! The X Factor auditions 2016 hit Manchester

The X Factor 2016 auditions rolled into Manchester this morning for the latest open day of try outs.

And a week after a massive turn out in London, thousands again queued up to try their luck on this year's series.

Some had begun waiting from 2AM to be first in line to sing, as host Dermot O'Leary met those hoping to be this year's winner, getting selfies, songs and stories.

Those that impress at today's open auditions will be invited back to sing for the X Factor judges later this year.

Although as yet there's been no official word on just who they are, with the rumour mill in overdrive this past week.

Louis Walsh, Rita Ora, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Obsourne and even Noel Gallagher(!) have all been linked to the show this year.

But show boss Simon Cowell doesn't need to panic just yet as there's still some time until judges' auditions begin.

Open auditions instead continue next weekend on Saturday, May 14 in Liverpool at the ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock - just turn up any time between 9AM and 6PM to sing!

This will be the LAST opportunity to audition in person for The X Factor 2016, although if you can't make it you can still audition online by uploading a video HERE!

The X Factor 2016 will air on ITV later this year.

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