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Tamera lost to Luke Friend after James Arthur and Rebecca Ferguson performed

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Sharon Osbourne arrives at the X Factor press launch in Mayfair

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Sharon Osbourne said there will be no personality clashes on the X Factor judging panel this year because the judges "actually like each other".

Sharon Osbourne at the X Factor press launch today in Mayfair

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X Factor judge Gary Barlow in Glasgow.

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'I'd rather poke my eyes out with sticks': Charlotte Church turns down job as X Factor judge

Charlotte Church, the 'Voice of an Angel', has used less than angelic terms to turn down a job as an X Factor judge.

Reinstated X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne at the first round of auditions in Glasgow.

Sharon Osbourne declares herself 'the nan of X Factor'

Sharon Osbourne admitted it has been overwhelming to return to The X Factor as she declared: "I'm the nan of the panel."

Reinstated X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne at the first round of auditions in Glasgow.

X Factor judges arrive in Glasgow for first round of auditions

It was sunshine and smiles for The X Factor judges as they arrived for the first of this year's auditions.

Murs with co-presenter Caroline Flack on ITV2's 'The Xtra Factor'

The Xtra Factor: Comedian Matt Richardson to co-present with Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack will be joined by comic Matt Richardson on the new series of the X Factor spin-off The Xtra Factor after Olly Murs quit the show to concentrate on his chart career.

Former Westlife star Shane Filan who has signed a solo record deal, just months after being declared bankrupt.

Westlife star Shane Filan launches solo career after bankruptcy

Former Westlife star Shane Filan has signed a solo record deal, just months after being declared bankrupt.

Simon Cowell and David Walliams are 'to wed' for Comic Relief

Simon Cowell marries Britain's Got Talent pal David Walliams for charity

Simon Cowell looks ready to finally tie the knot - with his Britain's Got Talent pal David Walliams.

Ofcom received 1,139 complaints concerning Conor McIntyre's (pictured) threatening remarks about fellow housemate Deana Uppal

Big Brother most complained-about television programme in 2012

Big Brother was the most complained-about television programme of the year, new figures show.

Ousted X Factor group Union J warn Christopher Maloney win would damage talent show's reputation

An X Factor win for Christopher Maloney could damage the show's reputation, axed boyband Union J have warned.

The music mogul sued The Sun over a story in the paper last year, that was based on a false allegation that he had sexually assaulted a man in a Dublin night-spot.

Louis Walsh wins £400,000 from Sun over claim he groped man in club toilets

Music mogul successful in defamation fight

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