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X Factor new series has confirmed kick off date - and it's very soon

Published 21/08/2015 | 07:52

(left to right) Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw, Caroline Flack and Olly Murs arrive for the X Factor auditions at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 19, 2015. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
(left to right) Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw, Caroline Flack and Olly Murs arrive for the X Factor auditions at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 19, 2015. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

The X Factor has a confirmed return date on ITV - and it's just a few days away.

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Signalling the arrival of autumn in households across the UK and Ireland, the revamped new series will kick off on ITV on August 29 at 8pm with new judges, new presenters, and possibly a few new twists.

Familiar faces Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez Versini will be joined by new faces Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, who has decamped from rival BBC show The Voice.

The twelfth series will also be the first without Dermot O'Leary (who has been replaced by former Xtra Factor presenting duo Caroline Flack and Olly Murs) and the beloved Louis Walsh.

Louis does have a cameo in the trailer for the new series, however, which may indicate he will return in some capacity, possibly to help out at judges' houses although he's depicted as a studio cleaner in the trailer.

The spin off show on ITV2, The Xtra Factor, will now be presented by Rochelle Humes of The Saturdays and Melvin Odoom, who both replace Sarah Jane Crawford.

Nick Grimshaw, Cheryl Fernandez Versini and Rita Ora will judge on The X Factor
Nick Grimshaw, Cheryl Fernandez Versini and Rita Ora will judge on The X Factor

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