The X Factor 2016 spoilers: Are these the locations for judges' houses?

X Factor 2016 judges

The locations for The X Factor 2016 judges' houses have apparently been revealed - with bosses said to be planning trips to Barbados, LA, Ibiza and Dublin.

Official details for the judges' houses stage are yet to be confirmed, but Now Magazine claims it knows which corners of the globe the panel will be flying to.

Simon Cowell is said to have booked a trip to sunny Barbados, after keeping it a bit more local in France last year.

Recently it was reported that Cheryl Cole will make a guest appearance on the show as his assistant after she quit as a full-time judge earlier this year.

Elsewhere, Nicole Scherzinger will apparently be jetting off to Ibiza, while Sharon Osbourne will head to Los Angeles - a stone's throw from Beverly Hills, where she took her acts during her last stint on the panel in 2013.

There's no prizes for guessing where Louis Walsh will be visiting, as Now's insider says he will 'probably head to' Dublin.

It was once a running joke that Louis's acts always ended up in his homeland of Ireland - but he had managed to stop at some more exotic destinations in his last few series, including Bermuda, Saint-Tropez and Las Vegas.

It is expected that judges' houses will return to their traditional pre-recorded format this year, after last year's live specials proved a flop with viewers.

The X Factor will return to our screens at the end of next month.

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