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What can we expect from the new series of The X Factor?

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It's that time of the year again - the new series of The X Factor is ready to burst back onto our screens.

Sharon Osbourne is back as a judge with Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh. The judging team will be completed with the return of Nicole Scherzinger as well.

There are rumours of a few new things this series so what can we expect? Whitney has got all you need to know...

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