Rochelle Humes prepares for first day filming The Xtra Factor

Published Wednesday, Jul 8 2015, 11:11 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Rochelle Humes is about to embark on her first day hosting The Xtra Factor and to say she is looking forward to it is an understatement.

Last month, it was finally confirmed Rochelle and Melvin Odoom will be the new faces hosting The X Factor's spinoff and today, the pair will join Caroline Flack, Olly Murs and judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw as the new series of the ITV talent show gets underway.

Taking to Instagram as she arrived in Manchester, Rochelle kicked things off by sharing a dressing room snap with fans.

Morning...Here we go...

A photo posted by Rochelle Humes (@rochellehumes) on

Capturing the personalised Xtra Factor sign on her dressing room door, she said: "Morning...Here we go..."


Her post comes after Rochelle revealed she couldn't wait to get started on her new presenting gig via Twitter. She tweeted yesterday: "SO. Freaking. Excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

She's not the only one! Since the months and months of speculation surrounding the X Factor began, we've been just itching for Simon and co to return to our screens - especially as the music mogul has promised some big changes this time round.

Not only will Rochelle and Melvin present the Xtra Factor (taking over from last year's host Sarah-Jane Crawford), but Caroline and Olly have become the first ever presenting duo to front the main show.

The judging panel has also been given a major shake up, with Spice Girl Mel B out and X Factor veteran Louis Walsh finally hanging up his boots.

Louis' exit after 11 years as judge has paved the way for new judges Rita and Radio 1's Nick to take their seats.

While Nick has said he is really looking forward to getting started, Rita is excited by the changes Simon has promised for this year's series.

Marvin Humes reveals his wife Rochelle Humes and Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom are new hosts of the Xtra Factor, 18th June 2015

© Instagram / @marvinhumes

Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: X Factor judges picture 2015

© Twitter / @thexfactor

Following the X Factor's long-run on our screens, Simon has said it is now "make or break time" for the show.

As a result, the 55-year-old is spicing up the competition (and not just by changing the presenters and judges) in the hope to pull in high ratings. Although we're going to have to wait to watch to find out what they might be!

"It does feel like make or break this year," Simon admitted. "But I feel like every year is make or break, to be honest. There were certain years when certain people won and it was like 'Oh Christ'.

"Last year's show made me realise there's still a lot of talent to be discovered," he added. "You never forget those days when you feel a star is being born."

Simon is set to join his fellow judges later today for the first round of X Factor auditions in Manchester.

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