X Factor 2016 start date: Dermot O'Leary reveals when the series is back

When does The X Factor 2016 start on TV?

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X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has let slip when we can expect The X Factor 2016 to be back on TV.

ITV have yet to officially confirm the X Factor 2016 start date but Dermot has blabbed the show will be back the last week of August. That's Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28, with the show expected to air on both nights.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning, Dermot discussed about the new look series which sees Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and of course Simon Cowell on the panel.

Dermot, who didn't host last year's series, said (via via DS): "The overriding feeling for me this year is that it's been very warm and very fun. With coming back, that was the one thing I wanted.

"Most people have said let's try and get back to our basics. This show is a celebration of great British eccentrics and then we get to the end in the studio and we have eight great voices and three or four great characters and then the public decides. It's that simple."

Dermot went on to praise the 'new' judging panel which is made up of fan favourites from the past 12 years of the show.

"The judges are all getting on very well," he revealed. "Sharon being back adds a bit of oomph to Louis and he stands up to Simon a bit more. Nicole is brilliant because she's so beautiful and intelligent and really funny.

"It feels very warm and it feels very funny. It doesn't feel cruel.

"Simon being a dad might have something to do with that, but he reacts to a 'no' in a completely different way."

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