The X Factor Judges' Houses Locations Revealed
Hopefuls whisked away to exotic locations - and Northamptonshire...
The locations for the Judges' Houses episode of this year's The X Factor have been revealed - and it was unlucky for some as one group had to stay in the UK while everyone else jetted off to the sun.
Nicole Scherzinger met her group in Dubai, Louis Walsh played host to his hopefuls in Las Vegas and Tulisa's lot were flown to St Lucia in the Caribbean.
But Gary Barlow's charges only got to travel as far as Northamptonshire - where the Take That star was joined by Cheryl Cole to help sort out the wheat from the chaff.
The groups they are looking after have not yet been announced, but Nicole is thought to be mentoring the under-27 boys while Tulisa takes care of the under-27 girls.
Gary is reported by The Mirror newspaper to have the over-27s - which leaves Louis with the groups.
And it seems that romance has already blossomed between two of the hopefuls, with James Nti telling The Sun that he got lucky after the contestants were treated to a night out in Liverpool.
The rapper, who charmed Tulisa during his audition and goes by the stage name "Clapz Shizzayne", said: "I didn't really rehearse because I had a friend come round.
"It wasn't what I expected it to be but she was decent, so I just kissed her and it developed into... you know what I'm saying.
"I promised I wouldn't say the name. She was really begging me, 'Please don't tell anyone. I don't want my parents to know'."
The contestants go to Boot Camp on this weekend's shows.
We told you earlier this week how Cheryl Cole's niece Melissa Armstrong was reported to have been cut from the show.