X FACTOR auditions begin! New judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos kick things off...

X FACTOR auditions begin! New judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos kick things off...
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X Factor is back! And despite no Cheryl Cole on the panel, new judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos were keen to make their mark on the show...

Now that it's clear that Cheryl Cole will not be returning to X Factor, new judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos joined Louis Walsh and former contestant Olly Murs for the first leg of the auditions.

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Kicking things off in the style department, N-Dubz singer Tulisa worked a gorgeous silk DKNY jumpsuit with red killer heels, teaming her look with vintage-esque victory rolls pinned into a more modern up-do. She added a slick of red lippy to her Dita Von Teese-esque look.

And not to be outdone by her fellow judge, former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland went for a pretty black pleated skirt with a wow-worthy fluro yellow crochet crop top and Christian Louboutin heels.

Take That singer Gary Barlow also hit the auditions with seasoned regular Louis Walsh and presenter Dermot O'Leary.

The X Factor team arrived in Birmingham for the auditions process with former contestant Olly Murs making a special appearance.

And while it's all smiles and waves for the cameras at this stage, we can't wait to see what the new judges are like together, whether Cheryl will make a shock return and what joke acts Louis will get this time round. But if previous X Factors are anything to go by, no doubt we can expect plenty of tears, tantrums and of course, talent.

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