Saturday 1 October 2016

'Last time we came to Dublin, we found Niall Horan' - Dermot O'Leary on Irish X Factor auditions

Published 23/04/2016 | 09:41

Dermot O'Leary at X Factor auditions
Dermot O'Leary at X Factor auditions
The X Factor stars Dermot O'Leary, Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Louis Walsh
Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zane Malik and Niall Horan of 'One Direction' attend a photocall during the X Factor press conference at the Connaught Hotel on December 9, 2010 in London, England.
Dermot O'Leary
Niall Horan's X Factor audition

X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has said that Dublin is always a great place for talent-spotting.

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With the auditions kicking off in the 3Arena tomorrow morning, huge queues are expected to form from early on as aspiring stars seek fame and fortune.

Dermot, whose parents are Irish, said the capital city has always been a ripe hunting ground for new stars.

"Last time we came to Dublin, when we had Katy Perry on the panel, we found Niall Horan," he said.

Niall Horan's X Factor audition
Niall Horan's X Factor audition

"Dublin is good for bands for us, if you fancy chucking together a couple of mates and going down. We always do well in Dublin. I don't know why we haven't been back."

He also told 2fm's Jenny Greene that he hopes that Sharon Osbourne will be joining Louis Walsh on the revised panel as Simon Cowell tries to give the show a fresh boost of life.

"It would be great to see those two back on the same panel because they bring the best out in each other," he said.

Check out Niall's X Factor audition, here:

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