It seems like so long ago that Kelly Rowland announced that she would not be returning to The X Factor, which left us watching an array of beauties take up the seat formerly owned by the Destiny's Child singer. But now finally the official judges' line-up for the new season of the show has got together for the first time in Newcastle.
Nicole Scherzinger was finally announced last week as the official fourth judge and yesterday in Newcastle marked the debut of the final quartet as they took to judging hopefuls.
Former Pussycat Doll Nicole had previously helped out at auditions in London, and ended up beating out other hopefuls to the job, including Geri Halliwell, Rita Ora and Anastacia.
Check out our gallery of the judges along with Dermot O’Leary and Caroline Flack who return to present The X Factor and The Xtra Factor respectively. Olly Murs is expected to join Caroline as a co-host on The Xtra Factor once the live finals begin later this year.
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The X Factor returns to Newcastle