Caroline Flack and Olly Murs are OUT and Dermot O’Leary is back IN after he spent a year away working on other projects.In the trailer for his comeback, it's very much back to business as usual and it is rumoured he has become the highest paid ITV star following his return. Fans of the show will be able to tune in to the new series when it begins on Saturday 27 The only contestant that seems to have done well is the sibling duo The Brooks - who have sparked some controversy regarding their management, who is particularly close to the programme...But it seems Simon Cowell was listening – and this year the show could be back at its best.Here’s what you need to know about The X Factor 2016.1) It’s a classic judging line-up Perhaps the biggest change for the 2015 series was the all-new judging panel – but nice guy Nick Grimshaw made for boring viewing, and Rita Ora couldn't match the sincerity, likeability, dedication, and ‘what bizarre made-up word is coming next? But Cowell has brought out the big guns this year – Scherzy is back, along with Sharon Osbourne, and – of course – Louis Walsh.2) It’s kicking off on August bank holiday weekend The X Factor’s big return is set for August’s three-day weekend – kicking off on Saturday 27 at 8pm, with the second episode following on Sunday 28 at 8pm.Nicole Scherzinger stunned in a sequin one-shoulder dress at Saturday night's live X Factor show.Her stylist Laury Smith sourced the limited edition piece from the Middle Eastern design house La Bourjoisie.
Saint Laurent has cornered the market with a silver sequin cocktail dress this season, but for the longer silhouette we recommend looking to Pamella Roland.
The pair have already begun doing the auditions, which are being held in rooms and not in arenas like previous years.
Opening up about previous panels, Louis was not exactly kind!
Even though it feels like it's only just started, summer is nearly over. Well, because The X Factor is back – which means that in the blink of an eye, the winner of the show will suddenly be up for the coveted Christmas #1 slot, and we’ll all be wondering where the last three months went.
Last year’s competition switched things up with various new judges and presenters to the series – but things didn’t quite go to plan, leading to a slide in ratings and a feeling of general disinterest settling in.