Saturday, 20 August 2011, 8:00PM – 9:15PM
The X Factor is back!
The multi BAFTA-award winning entertainment show is back for an eighth series with a bang as Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa and Louis Walsh form a brand-new judging panel.
The series will see the four judges hit the road and trawl the length and breadth of Great Britain in their quest to find the next singing superstar.
And this year’s contestants give the judges more action and entertainment than ever before as Gary is forced to take to the stage to eject rejects, Kelly mops up tears, Tulisa rows with an angry contestant and Louis finds an Irish singer he doesn’t like…
Plus, twists and turns in the series format see:
Extra auditions shows.
The biggest ever Bootcamp, where contestants will perform in front of an audience of thousands.
More fly-on-the-wall action as contestants are filmed living together for the first time.
Presenter Dermot O’Leary will return to host proceedings, bringing viewers all the action from the wings during the audition rounds through to the tears, celebrations and excitement of the live shows until the winner of The X Factor 2011 is crowned.
As in previous years, the contestants will audition in four categories: Boys (16 – 24 years), Girls (16 – 24 years), Overs and the Groups. Each judge will ultimately mentor one of the categories.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs will host The Xtra Factor on ITV2.