Series nine of the X Factor will begin on 18 August, it has been revealed.
The reality show, which spawned the likes of One Direction, Leona Lewis and JLS, will return to our screens between 8pm and 9.15pm on the Saturday night, in the middle of a Red or Black double bill.
This year, judges Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow will be joined on the panel by former singer Nicole Scherzinger, who replaces Kelly Rowland.
The first few episodes of the series, however, will feature a series of guest judges, including R.I.P. star Rita Ora, Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and singer, Anastasia.
Dermot O’Leary will return to host the show, accompanied by Caroline Flack and former X Factor contestant, Olly Murs for spin off, the Xtra Factor.
Catch the first episode of the new series on 18 August at 8pm on ITV1.