Xtra Factor to get live audience with hosts Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson

The Xtra Factor 2016 presenter Matt Edmondson

The Xtra Factor will get a brand new live audience for its weekly live shows.

Radio 1 DJ and television host Matt Edmondson and former X Factor finalist Rylan Clark-Neal have already been announced as the new faces of ITV2’s The Xtra Factor.

And, in a big change to the spin off show's format, Xtra will be going live from the very first episode, bringing viewers instant access to auditionees and the reaction to their auditions.

Rylan and Matt will be joined by a live audience and for info on getting involved, you can email xtra-audience@thames.tv. You need to be 18 or over and Terms & Conditions apply.

Speaking about joining the Xtra Factor earlier this year Matt joked, "I am unbelievably excited about joining The Xtra Factor this year, not least of all because on my first day Louis Walsh walked into my dressing room topless, unannounced. I regard this as the definition of ‘living the dream’”.

The brand new live format will commence from the beginning of the series later this month, giving fans of The X Factor the chance to react to the night’s episode immediately after the audience has seen it.

"The show will feature live interviews with contestants who appeared on the audition show, plus reactions from celebrity guests and interaction with fans on social media.

There will also be the usual mix of exclusive unseen auditions, backstage gossip and unprecedented access to The X Factor judges.

The X Factor and Xtra Factor will return at the end of August on ITV and ITV2

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