Autumn has finally arrived, and with it comes the annual festive TV feast that is the X Factor.
Now in its 14th year, a whole raft of changes have been made to the popular ITV series which started at the beginning of September.
As Christmas approaches so does the X Factor final and one questions that is on everyone’s lips is who will win the X Factor 2017?
Here’s everything you need to know about the series 14.
When does X Factor 2017 finish?
The new ITV series hit our screens on on Saturday, September 2. ITV is yet to confirm the final date.
Last year series 13 aired from 27 August – 11 December 2016 so we can expect to see a winner crowned in roughly 3 months.
How long is X Factor on for?
X Factor series 14 will air weekly on Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV. The episodes will take an 8pm – 9pm TV slot.
The show has previously launched at the end of August for the past five years, but with less live shows reportedly planned, perhaps Simon Cowell has trimmed down the length of the series.
How to watch X Factor live
You can tune into ITV every Saturday and Sunday or itvhub online to watch the prerecorded or live episodes at 8pm. If you miss it – the episodes will be available to watch on catch up 24 hours later here.
X Factor 2017 betting odds
Check here for latest betting odds from William Hill.
- Grace Davies – 7/4
- Holly Tandy – 5/1
- Sean & Conor Price – 6/1
- Rak-Su – 9/1
- The Cutkelvins – 10/1
- Benji Matthews – 14/1
- Matt Linen – 16/1
- Kevin Davy White – 16/1
- Rai-Ellie Williams – 20/1
- Spencer Sutherland – 20/1
- Alisa Bonaorba – 20/1
- Georgina Panton – 25/1
- Deanna – 25/1
- Lloyd Macey – 28/1
- Tracy Leanne Jefford – 33/1
Last updated Thursday 12 October, 14:38.
Who are the X Factor 2017 judges?
For the first time in a whopping seven years, Cowell has decided not to mess with the line-up, meaning that Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne will all be reprising their seats alongside him.
However, Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon will make a couple of appearances as a guest judge, having stood in for Nicole when a “diary commitment” meant she couldn’t make the Manchester auditions, and for Sharon when a back injury took her out of the game in Edinburg.
Which categories will the X Factor 2017 judges mentor?
Simon Cowell: Groups
Sharon Osbourne: Girls
Nicole Scherzinger: Overs
Louis Walsh: Boys
Who is the X Factor 2017 host?
That would be Dermot O’Learly, who briefly quit in 2015, when Olly Murs and Caroline Flack took over, only to return the year later. He’s reportedly signed on the dotted line to carry out presenting duties until 2019.
What changes have been made to the 14th season of the X Factor?
Rumour has it that singers will be allowed to perform more of their own, original stuff, and Simon’s confirmed that he’s ditched the “jukebox” feature which randomly selected the themes for each week.
“All these crazy things we used to do with themes have gone, no more jukeboxes, none of that rubbish this year,” he revealed at the Wembley auditions.
“The public are smart enough to know what’s real, that’s what we are focusing on this year.”
The Six Chair Challenge has also had a harsh revamp, with mentors no longer allowed to consult the panel on who to give a coveted seat to.
According to The Sun, whoever was picking their final six had to sit on one side of the SSE Wembley Arena while the remaining three judges commented on the acts from another panel.