Here's some news that will surely delight those X-Factor junkies who anticipate suffering from heavy withdrawal in the new year. The final nine acts left in the competition will all take part on the X-Factor Live Tour 2012 across some of the biggest venues in the UK and Ireland.

Performing on the tour will be Misha B, Janet Devlin, Marcus Collins, Johnny Robinson, Craig Colton, Little Mix, The Risk, Kitty Brucknell and Amelia Lily. No room for Frankie Cocozza obviously!

On being told they were part of the tour Marcus Collins said “I’m just so excited to perform and be a part of the tour, I normally think of huge superstars performing in arena tours, and now me, who 6 months ago was working in a hairdressers in Liverpool is going to be on one of the biggest arena tours in the UK, who would have thought it!”

Little Mix said, “We cannot believe it, we’re the first girl group ever to go on The X Factor tour and it means so much to us. For us to come on this journey together and now have the opportunity to play some of the biggest arenas in front of people that have voted for us is just mind blowing.”

Kicking off on 25th February 2012 in Manchester The X Factor 2011 Live Tour goes on to Liverpool, Nottingham, London, Dublin, Belfast, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, Brighton and Cardiff.

The X Factor Live Tour has been the biggest selling arena tour in the UK for the last three years, with over 2 million people seeing the live show.