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 launches in the autumn on ITV, with filming currently underway.

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

The panel have been hosting auditions in London and are now gearing up for the six chair challenge.

It's 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, Ayda's first series will see her looking after the Overs and 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.

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.

The X Factor will start on TV later this year on ITV.

No start date has been confirmed just yet, but the series typically begins the end of August or start of September.

Alongside the new judges, Sharon Osbourne will return to the panel for the live shows.

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