X Factor 2018 first trailer revealed - but where's Louis Tomlinson?

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The X Factor 2018 has unveiled a very first trailer for this year's series.

The new series of The X Factor will start on TV in the autumn on ITV.

This year Simon Cowell will be joined by new X Factor 2018 judges Ayda Williams, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson on the panel.

Simon said of the new line up of judges: "This new panel is all about optimism, everyone has a real passion for finding a new star.

"The three new judges bring a whole new energy and I’m excited."

Also back will be Dermot O'Leary to host what will be the fifteenth series.

Ahead of the new season, ITV have unveiled a Love Island inspired trailer.

It features Simon, Ayda and Robbie chatting before Robbie 'gets a text'..

"Judges, it's time to face the music... #itsayesfromme," the text reads.

Love Island narrator Iain Stirling even provides the voice-over for the 30 second clip.

But fans of the show all had one question after the ad aired.

"but where’s louis" asked one on Twitter.

Another added: "the only thing we care about: where's Louis"

"Why would y’all not have Louis in this..." agreed a third.

While Louis didn't appear in the trailer, has has been tweeting about his time on the show.

Tweeting from the final day of auditions, new judge Louis said: "Really enjoying the audition process. Looking forward to getting my category now!"

He added: "The support online and from the audience has been sick.

"You’re all f**king amazing!"

Meanwhile, Simon told fans in a video at the end of filming: "It's been brilliant, it's been crazy, it's been fun and now we've got the next part coming... wait and see."

Elsewhere during the auditions, Louis celebrated 8 years in the spotlight.

Reflecting back on auditioning for the show himself in 2010, where he became a part of boy band One Direction, Louis said: "#8YearsOfOneDirection Where has the time gone!?

"Thank you so much to every single person who’s ever supported us. Big love!"

The X Factor will air on ITV.

Sharon Osbourne will join the panel for the live shows.

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