The X Factor judges have been given a digital upgrade for 2015 – as seen in the new trailer for the show.
The ad – which will premiere on ITV tonight (Monday, August 3) at 7.30pm just before Coronation Street – goes undercover at the X Factor laboratory, where the latest technology is being used to give the talent show panel a hi-tech make-over for the new series.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has been cloned into multiple robots to suit every possible situation.
Cheryl is a robot in the new X Factor trailer (SYCO/Thames TV/ITV)
New X Factor Caroline Flack and Olly Murs visit the lab to try and find out the secret formula behind the show where they discover hundreds of Chez-bots. The ‘emotional’ clone says monotonously, “I know exactly what you’re going through pet.”
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Radio 1 DJ and new judge Nick Grimshaw is fitted with a special microchip to help him give constructive feedback. But in an apparent dig at former judge Louis Walsh, Nick is accidentally given an out-of-date chip, which makes him repeat: “You look like a popstar, you sound like a popstar.”
Nick Grimshaw quotes Louis’s lines (SYCO/Thames TV/ITV)
Meanwhile, other new panel member Rita Ora is sent to contestant feedback training.
Rita Ora gets X Factor training in the secret lab (SYCO/Thames TV/ITV)
And Caroline and Olly decide to scan Simon Cowell to see what he is thinking.
What goes on inside the mind of Simon Cowell (SYCO/Thames TV/ITV)
As they scan his mind Simon brags: “I’ve already found this year’s winner. It’s a group. Girls are going to love them, boys are going to love them, bigger than One Direction!”
Simon Cowell’s dogs Squiddly and Diddly can sing (SYCO/Thames TV/ITV)
He then reveal his two dogs, Squiddly and Diddly, singing along to Westlife’s You Raise Me Up.
Presenters Olly Murs, Caroine Flack, Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom all appear in the ad (SYCO/Thames TV/ITV)
The X Factor will return to ITV in the autumn.