It’s time for something different. Simon Cowell is changing up the game for The X Factor this year and ITV has finally confirmed the celebrities taking part.
This year, The X Factor will see 15 celebrities take part in the show, hoping to land a recording contract. Later, the series will have a ‘champions’ edition as returning acts will compete to be crowned the best in the world.
So, which famous faces will be putting their singing talents to the test? Let’s meet the celebrity contestants.
Try Star: sports stars Thom Evans, Ben Foden, and Levi Davis have formed a trio and are looking to shock everyone with their vocal abilities.
Love Islanders: Zara McDermott, Eyal Booker, Wes Nelson, and Samira Mighty are swapping the Villa for L.A. as the reality stars are hoping to impress Simon and the judges.
Max and Harvey: The teen YouTube stars are ready to go from viral stars to pop stars.
Cole and Edwards: Former Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer Brendan Cole and Hollyoaks actor Jeremy Edwards have formed a duo.
V5: American social media ‘influencers’ Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Natalie and Wendii.
Jonny Labey: The EastEnders actor is leaving the acting world for the X Factor stage.
Megan McKenna: The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate and reality star is hoping to return to the music scene after releasing a country album last year.
Olivia Olson: The Love Actually child is hoping to impress Simon with her voice.
Kevin McHale: The former Glee star is expected to be one of the favourites of the new series.
Hayley Hasselhoff: The plus-sized model and daughter of David Hasselhoff is out to prove everyone wrong.
Ricki Lake: The former talk show host is changing lanes and hoping to grab a recording contract after her spots on The Masked Singer US and role in Hairspray.
Victoria Ekanoye: Coronation Street actress
Jenny Ryan: The star of The Chase is hoping to ‘chase’ her dreams.
Vinnie Jones: The former football star
Martin Bashir: The TV journalist is hoping to make the headlines on this show.
The X Factor: Celebrity begins October 12 on ITV.