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|The X Factor UK (Series 14)|
|Judges|| Louis Walsh|
Alesha Dixon (guest judge)
|Notable returnees||James Hughes (13)|
Series 14 of The X Factor will premiere in autumn 2017 on ITV.
Prior the Series 13 final, Louis Walsh revealed that he had signed on to be a judge for a further two years. It has also been reported that Sharon Osbourne will be returning. Nicole Scherzinger also hinted on her Instagram page that she may return to the judging panel although in March 2017 it was reported that she may not be returning in order to focus on her music career. However, a month later it was reported that both she and Sharon Osbourne would be returning along with Simon Cowell meaning that the panel would be the same from the previous year for the third time, the first in 2004-06, and the second in 2008-10.
On January 19, 2017, it was announced that ITV had decided to scrap aftershow The Xtra Factor. Rylan Clark-Neal announced on Twitter that he would not be returning to do it for a second year, seemingly confirming that it had indeed been cancelled.
A week later, it was confirmed that Dermot O'Leary would be returning to host the show for its 14th year, marking his tenth year as a presenter.
In June 2017, it was revealed that the judging panel will remain the same as Series 13. On June 23, 2017 it was revealed that Nicole Scherzinger wouldn't be able to make the first day of auditions due to prior commitments and as such was replaced with Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon for the first day of the auditions, with Scherzinger returning for the rest of the auditions.
Age limit: The minimum age limit was reduced to 14 years old. This previously happened in 2007, 2008,2011 and 2014.
Notable auditionees included James Hughes, who made it to Judges' Houses in 2016 mentored by Nicole Scherzinger but did not make her Top 3 for the live shows.
See: Bootcamp (series 14)
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