Wednesday, 7 December, 2022

X Factor 2016: The judges have arrived for the first auditions!

The X Factor judges have finally reunited today as the first set of auditions kick off.


As the first auditions for The X Factor 2016 kicked off at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, the judges reunite on the red carpet.

Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as host Dermot O’Leary made their appearance in Leicester today.

Fans gathered around the red carpet to see the familiar faces enter the auditions studio.

Speaking of her return, Sharon said: “I’m overjoyed about going back to The X Factor, sitting with Lou, Lou, gorgeous Nicole and naughty Simon. But most of all, I can’t wait to meet baby Eric.”

Nicole Scherzinger said: “I can’t wait to be back in the UK and on the show with the best judges sitting alongside me on the panel. I’m excited about discovering, mentoring and winning with an exciting new act this year. And having had winning contestants in the past, Simon knows I will do it.”

(c) The X Factor
(c) The X Factor
(c) The X Factor
(c) The X Factor

Talking about his comeback, Louis said: “He’d say otherwise but I knew Simon missed me last year! I’m delighted to be back on the panel especially beside my two favourite female judges Sharon and Nicole, and I’m looking forward to taking them all back to Dublin this year when we head there for auditions.”

(c) The X Factor
(c) The X Factor

Talking about the new series, Simon warned: ‘Be careful what you wish for!’.

The X Factor 2016 airs later in the year on ITV.

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