The Full 'Celebrity X Factor' Line-Up Has Been Revealed And We Can't Wait
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The X Factor will finally return to our screens Saturday, 12th October, but not as you know it.
A celebrity incarnation of the ITV talent show will kick off, with 15 famous faces taking to the stage in a bid to wow judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger while Dermot O'Leary resumes hosting duties.
This brand-new take on the music talent show will feature some of the biggest names from the world of music, film, sport, television and social media - and frankly, it's a pretty bizarre mix.
The hopefuls will be leaving their comfort zones at the door as they battle it out in LA to make it through the first stage, and all the way to the live shows in London, to bag a life-changing record deal.
Celebrity contestants hoping to be crowned The X Factor: Celebrity 2019 Champion include 1990s talk show star Ricki Lake, The Chase's Jenny Ryan aka The Vixen, Glee star Kevin McHale and The Only Way Is Essex's Megan McKenna.
Weirder still, Love Island 2019 alumni Samira Mighty, Eyal Booker, Wes Nelson and Zara McDermott have joined forces to become a group for the new series.
Following on from Britain's Got Talent: The Champions, the celebrity installment is replacing the traditional X Factor series, which has been on air since 2004.
This isn't X Factor first attempt at a celebrity version of the talent show after The X Factor: Battle of the Stars aired in 2006 and featured Radio DJ Chris Moyles, Rebecca Loos and health expert Gillian McKeith.
Here's the full celebrity line-up, which is split into three categories - the overs, the unders, and the groups, below:
Love Island stars Wes Nelson, Zara McDermott, Eyal Booker and Samira Mighty will form reality supergroup The Islanders.
Rugby players Thom Evans, Levi Davis and Ben Foden are set to perform as Try Star.
Former Strictly pro Brendan Cole and actor, Jeremy Edwards, will form Cole and Edwards.
CBBC Presenters Max and Harvey, who shot to fame in 2015 on app Musical, perform as a duo.
Latin American social media influencers Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie make up girl group V5.
Megan McKenna shot to fame on 2015 on Ex on the Beach before joining the cast of ITVBe's TOWIE. She has already released a country EP called The Story Of Me.
David Hasselhoff's daughter Hayley will battle it out on the series. The singer, best known for her role in American show Family's Huge.
Actor Jonny Labey is best known for playing Paul Coker on EastEnders from 2015 to 2016.
Love Actually star Olivia Olson is best known for belting out Mariah Carey's festive classic All I Want For Christmas in the British rom-com.
Kevin McHale played Artie Abrams on musical series Glee from 2009 to 2015. He recently released his debut single Help Me Now.
BBC journalist Martin Bashir is ready to hit the right notes later this month.
American talk show host and actress Ricki Lake will try to impress the judging trio with her Broadway-trained vocals.
The Chase's Jenny Ryan, also known as the Vixen, is stepping out of her comfort zone for the celebrity special.
Corrie actress Victoria Ekanoye played Angie Appleton on the ITV until January this year. She will no doubt be ready weather(field) she likes it or not.
The X Factor: Celebrity 2019 begins this October on ITV.
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