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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 Louis Walsh has admitted that the show "needs to change" and become "more honest".

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X Factor judge Gary Barlow in Glasgow.

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X Factor host Dermot O'Leary appears to have confirmed judge Gary Barlow will be leaving the show after the coming series - and hinted he would love to step on to the panel.

'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.

Jonathan Ross has signed a further chat show deal with ITV

Wossy the matter? Jonathan Ross signs further chat show deal with ITV

Presenter Jonathan Ross has signed a further deal with ITV to extend his chat show on the station until the end of next year.

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

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

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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.

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This is the face of Britain's ideal woman, according to a bizarre new survey.

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