It seems Simon Cowell is adamant to mix things up in a big way on X Factor this year, with judges being dropped left, right and centre. Even Dermot O'Leary isn't going to be there anymore, which is truly a case of throwing the baby out with the bath water although we aren't quite sure who's choice that was.

While there's still speculation as to who will sit on the judges panel, new co-host Caroline Flack has revealed that the show will change things up a bit by no longer holding the closed room auditions. Instead everyone will be auditioning in the arenas which Caroline thinks is a good shout; "I think the arenas create loads of excitement.

"For me, when I was there [on The Xtra Factor], when you walk into the arena you feel that excitement. It's so good! It's such a good feeling."

It  does make for better TV we suppose, but all the more daunting for those auditioning, that crowd can be pretty brutal....