It's baaack. And, in our opinion, it's the best bit. Dermot O'Leary presents the opening round of auditions as solo singers and groups compete to win a lucrative recording contract with Simon Cowell's label. The overlord, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh are joined on the panel by guests, beginning with Geri Halliwell (who did herself no favours), in the early parts of the competition, before new mum Dannii Minogue returns for the judges' houses stage. Once again, each of the four categories - Boys, Girls, Groups and Overs, which this year is 28 plus, will be mentored throughout the competition, with Cheryl no doubt hoping to secure a hat-trick as the winning judge after previously taking Joe McElderry and Alexandra Burke to victory. Following at 9.00pm on TV3 is The Xtra Factor. The future Mr. Charlie Brooker goes behind the scenes of talent show The X Factor, with news and backstage gossip. She also chats to host Dermot O'Leary, the judges and the contestants.