The X Factor

Sun, sea and singing – what's not to love about a weekend at the Judges' Houses?

Sun, sea and singing – what’s not to love about a weekend at the Judges’ Houses? This year sees the return of some familiar faces, too, as Robbie Williams is back by Mrs O’s side, mulling over the Overs category in LA, while 2014 runner-up Fleur East teams up with Alesha Dixon to help Louis with the Groups in Ibiza.

In the South of France, Nicole has called on her superstar DJ pal Calvin Harris for help with the Boys, and for the first time in the show’s history, Simon is mentoring the Girls. He’s taking them to his home in Malibu, where Spice Girls Mel B and Emma Bunton will advise on which wannabes to put through to the Live Shows.