Cheryl and Mel B up the fashion stakes during X Factor live auditions

With just weeks to go before The X Factor is back on our screens, this year's judges were on hand to start the live auditions at Wembley Stadium.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looked stunning in a fluorescent pale green patterned peplum dress as she arrived to judge day one of the second round of auditions.

Her hair was set in gorgeous curls, while she paired the outfit with white stilettos. Her fellow judge Mel B wore a bright pink bodycon dress with white flared cuffs.

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B

This will be the first year that the former Spice Girl will be a full-time judge, following stints as a guest judge in previous seasons.

Cheryl, Mel B, and their male counterparts Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh have spent the last few months holding closed door auditions for the eleventh season of the hit ITV show.

Viewers can also look forward to a few other surprises which are sure to add drama.

The X Factor will be back on our screens in Autumn

Rumours suggest that a fifth celebrity will be chosen to mentor a wildcard category in this year's live shows meaning the end of judging deadlocks. Sources hint that each judge will also have four acts in the finals, rather than previous years of three.

It is the first season for Cheryl and Simon in several years, following their departure in 2011. The pair announced their return earlier in 2014 with 31-year-old Cheryl sharing a snap on Instagram which jokingly showed her hands around Simon's neck.

Cheryl can be seen biting her lip in the image which reflects the playful rivalry they enjoyed over a few years on the UK show between 2008 and 2010.



Cheryl and Simon's close relationship began in 2008

"GUESS WHAT!!" she captioned the photograph. "I'm baaaacccckkkkk!!!! #iMayActuallyRingHisNeck #XFactor2014 #leggooo."

Following that, Simon, 54, posted to approximately 9.5 million followers: "It's official. Cheryl is back. Be careful what you wish for!

"Most importantly she is a brilliant judge of talent."