The X Factor 2014 Kicks Off In Manchester
Cheryl Cole and Mel B on the red carpet for first auditions...
It seems like it's had a longer build-up than the World Cup, but the action finally began on the new series of The X Factor yesterday.
Chezza looked summery in a white top and miniskirt, while Mel went for a long-sleeved, tight-fitting black top that showed off her cleavage.
Dermot O'Leary and new The Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford were also present and correct.
Mel took to Twitter to share her excitement about the big day, writing: "1st Audition day In Manchester whoop whoop"
And Sarah-Jane gave her followers a run-down of her fashion choices: "My first day at work outfit for #xtrafactor : Shirt @SupertrashHQ , skirt @PeridotLDN , shoes @OfficeShoes"