It's that time of year again... the kangaroo unmentionables are on ice, there's a pilot who'll have to hover over a bit of bush while 5 celebrities attempt to fling their wailing bones out into the wilderness, and it's OFFICIALLY Christmas when the winner is crowned - and not a minute beforehand, ye hear?!

While the line up of celebrities have yet to be released (we're still willing Louis Walsh to be among them; he's reportedly being pursued relentlessly, as is Paul Gascoigne), it has emerged that the show's start date is Sunday November 15th at 9:00pm on ITV. It usually airs on TV3's more rebellious sibling, 3e. 

Carl Fogarty ran away with the crown last year, but "X Factor reject" Jake Quickenden (who was runner up) was the real winner; he's now dating Foggy's daughter.