When does The X Factor 2018 start? Air date confirmed for the new series

X Factor air date for 2018's new series

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The X Factor 2018 is shaping up to see a major revamp from the judges to the start date, here's a recap of what's been going on to get you up to speed...

When does The X Factor start on TV?

The X Factor 2018 air date has now been confirmed.

The new series will begin with its first audition show on Saturday, September 1 at 8PM.

The show will then continue the very next day on Sunday, September 2, also at 8PM.

Who are the new The X Factor 2018 judges?

This year sees three new X Factor 2018 judges as Ayda Williams, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson join the panel.

Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh have left the show.

Simon Cowell said: “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.”

Meanwhile, Sharon Osbourne will return to the panel for the live shows.

Dermot O'Leary returns to host the series while Becca Dudley and Tinea Taylor will front X Factor online show Xtra Bites

How does The X Factor work this year?

This year The X Factor will kick off with the arena auditions, after the room try outs were axed.

Filming took place earlier this year at Wembley Arena in London.

New judge Louis said: “The X Factor for me made a lot of sense. Development of artists is something I’ve been interested in for a long time.

"Having been on the show myself I know first-hand that the live shows are like nothing else you would experience. I’m looking forward to guiding auditonees through the process.”

Following auditions, acts go straight through to six chair challenge.

Robbie said during filming: "So we've just done six chairs for the first time and everything previous to that has been a walk in the park.

"I honestly didn't know what we were letting ourselves in for. The emotions you feel, the vibe from the audience, the ups and downs are incredible. I'm really not looking forward to doing mine because there were some tough choices sending people back to where they come from or they stay on their journey to follow their dream."

"It was as brutal if not more brutal than as you see on TV. I'm nervous about my category," added Louis.

Those who make it through to judges' houses will be in the live shows later this year.

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