The juggernaut that is The X Factor returns for a new series tonight on ITV.
Simon Cowell has decided to keep the panel of judges the same so Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger will all be returning. Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon also participates during the audition stages this year when one of the other judges isn’t available.
Tonight the hopefuls step into the audition room in the hopes of impressing Simon and the rest of the judges. The show promises to tone down the novelty acts this year in an attempt to get some its ratings back and find real talent.
It’s also been announced that the live shows will only last for six weeks this year with eliminations taking place on Saturday and Sunday nights each week.
Take a look at the action from tonight’s show in our gallery below:
The X Factor 2017 kicks off at 8pm tonight on ITV.