X Factor: Rita Ora, Cheryl, Simon Cowell, Nick Grimshaw pose with guests

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Fans have been given a first look at the next stage of The X Factor - the all important Judges' Houses!

Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell and Nick Grimshaw have overcome the dramatic Six Chair Challenge and invited their categories to various locations for another set of auditions.

X Factor 2015: Judges' Houses - Rita and guest judge Meghan in Los Angeles.

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Rita and Meghan.

These auditions will prove to be the most important of them all, as they'll decide who will make it through to the live shows and who will be going home.

Rita took her Girls category to sunny Los Angeles, while Cheryl took her Groups to Rome.

Head judge Simon treated his groups to the scenic views of the South of France, while Nick took his Boys to Cotswolds.

X Factor 2015: Judges' Houses - Simon and guest Louis in the south of France.

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Louis and Simon.

Joining Rita was popstar Meghan Trainor, One Direction star Louis Tomlinson joined Simon, while Cheryl enlisted the help of singing sensation Jess Glynne, and Nick had the help of producer and DJ Mark Ronson.

A pretty star-studded line-up, right?

X Factor 2015: Judges' Houses - Cheryl and guest judge Jess in Rome.

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Cheryl and Jess.

The guests were on hand to help the judges make the difficult decision of putting three of their six acts through to the live shows.

Despite the original plan being for Judges' Houses to be broadcast live from four different global locations, logistically, it was going to be too difficult to pull off.

X Factor 2015: Judges' Houses - Nick and guest judge Mark Ronson in the Cotswolds.

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Instead, Judges' Houses have been recorded and viewers will see this play out on the weekend shows. For the first time, the hosts have not accompanied the judges abroad, so Caroline Flack and Olly Murs have remained in the UK.

The final live show contestants will be revealed in a live show held at Wembley Arena.

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