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X Factor Top Story X Factor judges head into battle in new 'Quest for the best' teaser 60-second clip pits the panel's acts against each other in epic four-way clash.
The judges also discuss the audition songs they're sick of hearing. X Factor judges talk Louis dressing room secrets The comedian says that he would love to be Simon Cowell's guest at Judges' Houses. David Walliams: 'I want X Factor role' Singer says she "never holds a grudge" with people who have criticised her. Cher Lloyd wants to confront Louis Walsh Cheryl's co-stars describe her marriage as "the best kept secret in showbiz". X Factor blindsided by Cheryl wedding The X Factor judge says she is "excited to move forward" with new husband. Cheryl Cole weds boyfriend Reports suggest that we could be losing our beloved Deadlock from the live shows. Should there be a fifth X Factor judge? The X Factor will no longer be broadcasting Adam Miller's unsuccessful audition. X Factor: Why is an auditionee suing? Sharon Osbourne suggests that serious songwriters should avoid talent shows. Sharon Osbourne warns against The X Factor The singer says she isn't surprised Cole has returned to X Factor after US axe. Walsh: 'Cheryl doesn't hold grudges' Cheryl Cole looks mortified when the group of men ordered by Simon Cowell arrive. Sex Factor: Cheryl Cole gets a striptease "F**k the big hair. F**k the UK X Factor... I hate you," read part of the text. Cheryl reveals text to Cowell after firing The X Factor would still visit Scotland if it became independent, says the judge. Simon Cowell against Scottish independence Picture of X Factor judges celebrating Cheryl's birthday, but there's no Louis Walsh. Simon Cowell wears party hat for Cheryl Bailey's memoirs will include her experiences when competing on The X Factor Sam Bailey to release autobiography Jasmin Walia was pictured at X Factor auditions on Friday. TOWIE's Jasmin Walia auditions for X Factor ITV2 show presenter reveals reasons behind his decision to return to stand-up. Matt Richardson explains Xtra Factor exit Former girl group stars wear contrasting outfits at the second set of auditions. Cheryl, Mel B dress up as X Factor hits London Singer says there was a "lot of grovelling" to get her back on the show. Cheryl Cole: 'X Factor return was frosty' "Pop Idol looks like Eurovision from the 1970s, but I f**king loved it," says Young. Will Young: 'X Factor is too self-aware' Strictly pro says it would be "amazing" to see former Xtra Factor host on the dancefloor. Brendan Cole wants Caroline Flack for Strictly Auditions for the ITV show's 11th series kick off in Manchester. X Factor judges: The first panel picture From Spice Girls to The X Factor, Digital Spy brings you ten facts about Scary Spice. 10 Things About... Mel B DS looks into its crystal ball to predict what X Factor rumours will come up. 8 predictable X Factor audition rumours See how the judges and presenters have dressed up for the first day of auditions. X Factor 2014 kicks off: First Pictures The band discuss X Factor, their new single and chatting up girls. Rough Copy: 'We miss Uncle Gary' The 'Your Love' singer adds that Mel B "doesn't need any advice" on show. Scherzinger not invited back to X Factor Flack's former co-host says new presenter has "big shoes to fill". Olly Murs talks Flack Xtra Factor exit 2008 X Factor winner also predicts that Mel B and Cheryl Cole will "get on great". Burke: 'Mel B will be fiery on X Factor' Matt Richardson also announces that he will not return for new series. Xtra Factor confirms Caroline Flack replacement The star was a host of the ITV2 spinoff series since 2011. Caroline Flack quits The Xtra Factor Leona Lewis tells Digital Spy that she likes judges who give acts "direction". Leona: Mel B could be feisty on X Factor Mel C says she is "really pleased" her Spice Girls bandmate is joining series. Mel C: 'Mel B is the best for X Factor' We examine videos from Mel B's X Factor past to see what she'll bring to the show. 10 things to expect from Mel B on X Factor The final judge was confirmed today to be Spice Girl Mel B. Sara Cox confirms X Factor approach We want to know what you think about the news that Mel B has joined The X Factor. Mel B joins The X Factor: Have your say Mel B will join Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh on the X Factor panel. X Factor: Mel B confirmed to join show The former Spice Girl is due to join the ITV show as a judge. X Factor: Mel B expected to be fourth judge The former judge calls for Mrs O to take up the final seat on this year's panel. Scherzinger wants Osbourne X Factor return X Factor's Marcus started dating Robin after seeing his naked mag cover. Marcus & Robin: Strictly's first same-sex pair? The former judge says that the show has "become a part of British culture". Osbourne rules out X Factor return