The X Factor 2017 tour: Contestants hit rehearsals ahead of opening night

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The X Factor 2017 live tour is approaching and the contestants are hard at work in rehearsals.

A total of eight acts will be taking to the stage on this year’s live arena tour, including winner Matt Terry together with finalists Saara Aalto and 5 After Midnight.

They'll be joined by Emily Middlemas, Honey G, Ryan Lawrie, Samantha Lavery and Four Of Diamonds.

The group have been rehearsing their songs, dance routines and group numbers in a London studio before kicking off their live arena dates on Friday.

Four Of Diamonds ‏teased on Twitter this week: "Absolutely love seeing a show come together ! It looks fab, literally hard work pays off "

Saara wrote to her fans: "I'm excited to see all the cities, arenas and fans!! also on this tour I'm gonna do some very scary tricks, so I'm gonna learn to be brave!"

She added: "The X Factor tour is going to be amazing!! Now enjoying the rehearsal and next week we start touring.. who's coming? #xfactortour"

Meanwhile, Ryan promised his followers online: "I am going to put on the biggest show of my life ❤

"It is going to be so crazy! I am going to rip the roof off"

After the opening night in Nottingham, the group have more than 20 performances lined up all over the UK and Ireland.

Following the kick off The X Factor 2017 Live Tour will travel on to Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Brighton, Bournemouth, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Nottingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester.

The contestants will perform classic songs and viewers’ favourites from the TV series and there will possibly be a few surprises on the way too.

TellyMix will be at the opening night to bring you all the gossip from the set list to the first pictures and videos - so stick with us for exclusive content you'll find nowhere else.

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