X Factor 2018 judges' categories REVEALED - spoilers!

Which category do The X Factor judges have this year?

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The X Factor 2018 judges' have been given their categories for the new series, but who's got what this year?.

The new series of The X Factor is back this weekend with more auditions from the arenas.

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

They previously filmed the Six Chair Challenge where the judges get assigned their categories for the first time.

The contestants were gathered for the announcement at London's Wembley Arena today before they performed for the panel in a bid to make judges' houses.

X Factor 2018 judges' categories

According to The Sun newspaper, this series Simon has got the Girls, Louis will make his X Factor debut with the Boys while Ayda's first series will see her looking after the Overs.

That leaves former Take That man Robbie with the groups.

This year, bootcamp has been scrapped with acts instead going straight through to the six chair challenge from their audition, following a new 'judges' deliberation' round.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper previously: “It’s going to be more competitive than ever as those who get through the auditions will have to be the best of the best to survive the Six Chair Challenge.

“It’s all part of freshening up the show to match the new panel. It will add loads of drama and really spice things up.”

In the six chair challenge, the remaining acts in each category will perform one by one for all four judges and a live audience who will offer their comments and critiques.

Those that make it through will go forward to judges' houses and potentially the live shows.

And in another shake up to the format, X Factor bosses have introduced a Britain's Got Talent golden buzzer style twist.

New for the six chair challenge in 2018, each judge can put one act straight through to judges' houses in a 'safe seat'.

It'll guarantee them a spot in the next round without having to worry about being swapped for another singer.

Acts this weekend include Tom Richards, who previously auditioned in 2010 with Louis Tomlinson, and Armstrong Martins who puts a spin on a High School Musical classic.

Also on Saturday's show are the LMA Choir, made up of singers from Liverpool and rocker Giovanni Spano who splits the judges.

The X Factor airs on ITV on Saturday and Sunday nights.

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