The X Factor 'Recycling' Previous Acts
Six former judges' houses acts returning for another crack of the whip...
Six acts who have previously made it to the judges' houses stage of The X Factor are back in the contest this year, it has been reported.
The Sun has claimed that a number of previously unsuccessful solo acts and groups will be given another bite of the cherry in this year's series.
Girl group Dolly Rockers are back after a gap of seven years - when they were rejected by Louis Walsh as he selected his acts for the live finals.
Essex girl Amy Mottram is trying again, having missed out on getting into Tulisa's team last year.
Boy band Rough Copy have been tipped to make it to the live shows, having been derailed by a travel visa problem in last year's series.
And Terry Winstanley and Melanie McCabe are both back for another try after getting winnowed out in 2011.
Jade Richards is back for her third stab at the contest, having made it to the judges' houses in 2011 but failed to get past boot camp last year.
We told you earlier this week how Louis Walsh had reportedly held up filming of the show by turning up late.