WATCH: Dermot O'Leary kicks off X Factor return with call to public to audition at RDS
Dermot O'Leary has kicked of his return to X Factor with a video urging people to apply for the show.
"So, I've had a lovely holiday, and now I'm back," he says.
Dermot was axed from the show after 11 years ahead of hte last series, in favour of Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.
However, he has now been reinstated and his return may well encourage more people to audition, as will the news that Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne are about to sign on the dotted line.
Simon Cowell is clearly going back to basics and other good news for auditionees is the fact that the room auditions are back - no more auditioning before a baying audience, at least not initially.
The mobile audition tour will be visiting Dublin on Sunday 24th April with auditions at the RDS (Royal Dublin Society), Simmons Court, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 from 9am.
Groups or solo singers aged 16+ can apply by registering online or by just turning up.
For anyone not able to make the dates in Dublin, there are other easy ways to apply:
· Registering online (https://application.xfactor.tv/) for one of the other Open Audition cities or by just turning up at one of the Open Audition cities on the day
· For anyone who isn’t able to make it to any of the cities you can also send in your own video audition via the website at this link https://application.xfactor.tv/
All any budding hopefuls need to do is turn up on the date and time specified. If they impress The X Factor team with their vocals they will then be in with a chance of auditioning in front of The X Factor judges when the judges’ auditions take place in summer.
The X Factor will air on TV3 this autum.