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The X Factor is back! First trailer revealed - and it's a must-see

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The first trailer for the new-look X Factor has been unveiled, and it's everything fans could hope for. The clip centres around an audition by gym instructor/ McDonald's manager Beck Martin as he performs his own track, Friday Night, for judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.


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The first trailer for the new-look X Factor has been revealed

And while the panel are initially sceptical – especially when they see that Beck has brought in his own dry ice machine – it doesn't take long for them to get on board with the dance song. Returning host Dermot O'Leary can be seen having a mini rave as he sings along to the catchy track, Nicole gets up and dances on the table, the production crew all join in, and even Simon has a little dance (almost).

It's the first time that viewers have seen the new 2016 judging panel in action, following the departure of last year's judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw, and hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs.

Get a first look at the new series of The X Factor

It was also revealed this week that Matt Edmonson will be taking over from Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom, fronting the ITV2 spin-off show, The Xtra Factor.

Shortly after the news was announced, Matt said in a statement: "I am unbelievably excited about joining The Xtra Factor this year, not least because on my first day Louis Walsh walked into my dressing room topless, unannounced. I regard this as the definition of living the dream."

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Matt Edmonson has been announced as the new host of Xtra Factor

A spokesperson for the show added: "Matt is the perfect Xtra Factor host; he brings with him a cheeky and warm humour, not to mention being an accomplished presenter on radio and television.

"He will bring plenty of fun to what will be an entirely new Xtra Factor."

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