The X Factor start date is confirmed - get ready, fans!

Published Wednesday, Aug 20 2014, 16:16 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The X Factor's Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (née Cole), Mel B and Louis Walsh will hit our screens in less than two weeks, it has been confirmed.

Telly bosses have today (20 August) revealed that the brand new series of The X Factor will launch on Saturday 30 August. That's only 10 days away - hooray!

The X Factor start date confirmed - 20 August 2014

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And if that's not enough, we will again be getting two instalments of the hit ITV1 show every weekend from the get go, as the second episode will air the very next day.

The announcement was made on Twitter this afternoon alongside a new picture of the four judges sat behind their desk.

Whipping fans into a frenzy, the caption read: "STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING & GO BONKERS!!!"

This is both Cheryl and Simon's first time on The X Factor in three years, while Mel is joining as a full-time judge, having helped out on the panel before.

In June, the foursome started their journey around the country searching for this year's top singing talent before heading to Wembley Arena in London for the second round of auditions.

While at Wembley, Mel B went on a selfie spree and took several snaps of herself, Cheryl, Louis and Simon on set.

Earlier this month, the new X Factor Game Of Thrones-style advert was unveiled and it reportedly cost a staggering £1 million to shoot.

Something tells us this is going to be GOOD!

Watch the full X Factor trailer here: