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FIRST LOOK The X Factor 2018 Promo Pics

The X Factor returns to ITV this weekend with a brand-new panel that sees Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams and Louis Tomlinson join Simon Cowell as judges.

Dermot O’Leary returns as host of The X Factor for his eleventh year and will once again be on hand to offer contestants words of advice and his coveted hugs.

It has also been confirmed that Sharon Osbourne will return to the judging panel for the live shows.

This series will see the return of the arena auditions at The SSE Arena, Wembley, in front of the judges and a 4,000 strong audience.

Should they get more than three ‘yeses’ they will go through to the judge’s deliberation, where the judges will decide who gets to fight for a seat in the Six Chair Challenge.

This year each of our judges has one guaranteed Safe Seat to give in the Six Chair Challenge by pressing a Golden X. The judge can only press the Golden X for one act in their own category. It means the act cannot be swapped out of their chair and they’ll go straight through to Judges’ Houses.

From there, contestants are whittled down for the chance to be on the live shows.

The X Factor returns Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September at 8pm on ITV

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