Ben Haenow Thinks You Should Audition For The X Factor!
Last year's winner raves about his experience as dates announced...
And Mr Haenow reckons you ought to get your ass along and give it a go when the auditions arrive in nine major cities - and many more smaller towns.
He said: "Winning the show has completely changed my life. I wouldn't be doing what I love now if it wasn't for The X Factor. I had the most incredible experience and now I am living out my dream, recording music, having a No 1 single and touring the country.
"It's unbelievable. I just cannot wait for the year ahead."
The 30-year-old said he had previously put off taking part in the show.
"I'm not sure why I had never applied for The X Factor before but this year I thought 'why not'?
"It turned out to be the best decision I've ever made.
"If you believe in yourself, then I would tell everyone to apply for The X Factor. As everybody knows, I was just an ordinary guy who got a break, and I will be forever grateful for this opportunity."
Find out more on the website.
The main auditions are being held at...
Dublin - Croke Park – 8 and 9 April
Newcastle - Newcastle United Football Club – 11 and 12 April
Leeds - Leeds United Football Club – 16 and 17 April
Birmingham - Birmingham City Football Club – 18 and 19 April
Glasgow - Ibrox Stadium – 23 and 24 April
Liverpool - Liverpool Football Club – 26 and 27 April
Cardiff - Mercure Holland House – 29 and 30 April
London - Emirates Stadium – 2 May
Manchester - Old Trafford Cricket Ground – 9 May
And a mobile audition vans is set to visit the following locations (although we don't expect Simon Cowell will be driving it, if you were hoping to meet him)...
Aberdeen: 30–31 March
Skegness: 30–31 March
Bradford: 30 March
Huddersfield: 31 March
Dundee: 1 April
Stirling: 2 April
Sheffield: 1–2 April
Peterborough: 1 April
Northampton: 2 April
Cambridge: 3–4 April
Middlesbrough: 3–4 April
Nottingham: 3–4 April
Scarborough: 5–6 April
Norwich: 5–6 April
Leicester: 5–6 April
York: - 7-8 April
Hull: 9-10 April
Ipswich: 7–8 April
Coventry: 7–8 April
Oxford: 9–10 April
Chelmsford: 9–10 April
Southend on Sea: 11 April