The talent competition never tires of throwing twists and surprises at us, and this one could be one of the most explosive yet!
According to The Sun, each of the four judges – Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Louis Walsh – will be given the power to choose a wildcard act for another judge, whether that judge backs the act or not!
A power that could be used for good… or plenty of mischief!
Once the judges are given their categories for the year, do their judges' houses and then choose their preferred acts for the lives shows, they will then have to add an extra act to the mix – one they have sent home already.
It's claimed that Cheryl will be choosing Mel's wildcard, Mel will choose Louis', Louis will choose Simon's and, as we'd guessed, Simon will choose Cheryl's.
Very, very interesting!
X Factor wrapped up its auditions stage at the weekend, so next up is Boot Camp, which will be spread across three nights this year.
Starting on Friday evening, we'll watch the judges put the hopefuls through their paces at Wembley, before whittling them down to the select few who will be jetted abroad for judges' houses – and get one step closer to live shows.
We already know Simon is off to LA with guest mentor Sinitta (yes, she's back!), while Mel B and her Spice Girl pal Emma Bunton head to Mexico. Elsewhere, Cheryl teams up with Tinie Tempah in Nice, while Louis welcomes old X Factor judge Tulisa to Bermuda.
X Factor Judges' Houses pictures:
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