X Factor 2016: Watch first look at brutal six chair challenge

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The "brutal" six chair challenge is back on The X Factor this weekend and it looks as dramatic as ever.

Saturday and Sunday night is another X Factor double bill and by the end of it we'll know just which acts are through to judges' houses.

At the end of bootcamp, the judges got their categories for this year's series: Simon Cowell is in charge of the girls, Nicole Scherzinger has the guys, Sharon Osbourne is with the over 25s and Louis Walsh - gasp - has the groups.

The six chair challenge was filmed in front of a live audience at Wembley Arena earlier in the summer and it looks like there was a LOT going on based on this teaser.

There's a lot of tears and shocked faces with one act bawling as she's consoled by Dermot while another declares: "Someone has to go, I need a chair."

This year the Six Chair Challenge is extra tough because it'll be the acts' first time in front of a crowd on on the show.

The contestants in each category will perform one at a time for all the judges but only their mentor has the power to decide who to place in a seat, representing a spot at judges' houses.

And they'll also have to decide who to switch and swap as the performances continue.

Those lucky enough to be left sitting down at the very end of it all will be safe and in with a chance of making it through to The X Factor 2016 live shows.

The X Factor airs Saturday at 8PM on ITV and continues Sunday at 7PM.

Plus there will be more Xtra Factor live each night on ITV2 straight after the main show.

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