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X Factor Top Story The X Factor Week 1: All the pictures from talent show's return We round up the best pictures of Simon Cowell, Cheryl, Mel B and Louis Walsh.
The return of Simon Cowell was enjoyable, even if the singing wasn't. X Factor first review: The Verdict! Interesting or irritating - give your verdict on the duo. X Factor's Blonde Electric: Love or loathe? Has the reunion of Simon and Cheryl saved the show? Have your say. X Factor's 2014 judges: Hit or miss? Teenager Reece Bibby gets a yes from each judge for acoustic version of 'Latch'. X Factor judges wowed by teen singer Sarah-Jane Crawford already seems comfortable - but the test will be live shows. Xtra Factor review: How was Sarah-Jane? Social media reacts to first round of X Factor auditions. X Factor returns: How the internet reacted The judges were ready to meet a new batch of singing hopefuls - and so were we. The X Factor returns: As it happened The comedian says he hopes to do an X Factor special of the ITV show. Lemon wants Cowell on Through the Keyhole See Blonde Electric, Chloe Jasmine and Reece Bibby attempt to impress the judges. Watch a sneak preview of tonight's X Factor Meet the first batch of hopefuls looking to make it to the show's callbacks. X Factor: First look at this year's acts Get some hints about what's coming up on The X Factor's launch episodes. X Factor: 10 teasers about this weekend Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is stunned by her "connection" to one familiar face. X Factor: Who returns, makes Cheryl cry? Dermot O'Leary begs X Factor fans to stop asking him to spin when they see him. X Factor Dermot: Bulge is a package deal Give it 110% with our quiz - featuring the judges' outlandish, bizarre and baffling thoughts... Guess the X Factor judge from the quote Simon Cowell promises that we will see some "wacky people" on the show this year. Louis Walsh on 'stupid' Lenny Henry remark Sarah-Jane Crawford reveals that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is a great rapper. X Factor Sarah-Jane praises Caroline Flack Simon Cowell says he wasn't talking about Cheryl when he criticised popstar judges. Simon Cowell clarifies singer judge comments Simon Cowell claims that the only people "pissed off" by the clash are viewers. Cowell blasts Strictly over X Factor clash The judges talk about joke acts, panel friendships and getting competitive. The X Factor: 9 things to know What X Factor moment did Cheryl find barbaric? Would Simon let Louis babysit? The X Factor judges talk beating Strictly The upcoming schedule clash is described as "unfortunate" by the BBC. BBC defends X Factor, Strictly clash Hallelujah! At last someone like you've got the love to use somebody next to me. 11 songs we don't want on X Factor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini pulls off a monochrome look at ITV show's press launch. See Cowell and Cheryl at X Factor launch Infamous past X Factor stars such as Jedward and Wagner are rendered in miniature. See past X Factor stars in nut form The show returns on September 7. Strictly launch will clash with X Factor From Chico Time to Wagner Watch, we rank them all. The 15 most ludicrous X Factor acts ever Cheryl admits that Simon "just can't be bothered" to learn her new surname. X Factor: Simon doesn't know Cheryl's name Cheryl Fernandez-Versini says in hindsight Simon Cowell was "right" to fire her. The X Factor: Simon on firing Cheryl The singer says "it's about the contestants for me and if people enjoy my dress that's nice". Cheryl: 'X Factor not about what I wear' The presenter says Mel B could clash with all of her fellow judges during series. Dermot: 'Mel B is a mini Sharon Osbourne' The talent show judge says that she "adores" 'Geordie Spice' Cheryl. Mel B: 'X Factor judges are very competitive' The X Factor judge feels like he's "back in control" of the show. Simon Cowell 'not interested in sob stories' Show to introduce free public voting for the first time in its history with official app. X Factor to offer free public voting Watch new promo showing Sarah-Jane Crawford taking over the ITV2 sister show. See new Xtra Factor host in new promo The returning judge says that she and Walsh "don't like each other". Cheryl Cole: 'No love lost with Louis Walsh' The show's boss wanted Tamera Foster to make it to the final. Cowell: 'Previous X Factor was predictable' Singer is spotted filming in Bermuda, where Louis Walsh is thought to be. X Factor: Tulisa filming Judges' Houses? The new series of The X Factor will kick off on Saturday, August 30 on ITV. The X Factor: When is it back? X Factor judge is the latest star to be covered in freezing water. Watch Simon Cowell's Ice Bucket Challenge Sarah-Jane Crawford says Cheryl and Jean-Bernard look "really happy". Xtra Factor host: 'Cheryl is lovely'