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Cheryl and Cowell back to take on Strictly

27 August 2014 Last updated at 11:30 BST

The X Factor is returning to television screens for a new series with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Mel B on the judging panel.

ITV are hoping the return will boost ratings, after last year's series attracted some of the lowest audiences in the show's history.

A peak audience of 11.5 million people watched Sam Bailey take the crown in December, significantly fewer than BBC One's Saturday night hit Strictly Come Dancing

BBC reporter Colin Paterson spoke to Cheryl and Simon ahead of the new series.

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