X Factor 2016 spoilers! Judges' categories revealed with 'wild card twist'

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The X Factor 2016 judges' have been given their categories for the new series, but who's got what?.

This year the judges - Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh - were again given their categories before the Six Chair Challenge which will air next weekend on ITV.

This series, Simon has got the Girls Nicole has the Boys, Sharon returns to the show with the Overs and Louis - shock - is back with the Groups.

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In the Six Chair Challenge, the remaining acts in each category will perform one by one for all four judges who will offer their comments and critiques.

Then, the mentor for that category will decide whether or not to give the contestant a 'seat' in the next round.

Once all six seats are full, the mentors must then decide who to swap and replace in the seats if they want to take any further acts through.

Only those who are left sitting at the end will make it through to judges' houses.

However there is reported to have been an extra twist this year with each judge being given the power to pick a seventh wildcard for judges' houses... for another category.

According to the Daily Mirror, Nicole will pick a wild card act for Sharon's Overs, Simon will choose one for Nicole's Boys, Louis will select one for Simon's Girls and Sharon will pick an act for Louis' Groups.

The seven acts in each category will then head out to judges' houses with their mentor and a number of special guests, including Alesha Dixon, Robbie Williams and Mel B.

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From there, each judge will select three acts to take through to the live shows which are expected to begin in October time.

The X Factor 2016 continues Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV with the final auditions and bootcamp.

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