Take That to open The X Factor final on Saturday

The X Factor Final will open in style this weekend when Take That perform their hit Rule the World with the three finalists, Andrea Faustini, Ben Haenow and Fleur East.

Fresh from their No 1 album and sell-out tour, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will complete a stellar line-up for this weekend’s final, which takes place across two days, Saturday, December 13 at 8.30pm and Sunday, December 14 at 8pm.

As well as Take That, now a three-piece following the departure of Jason Orange, will be joined by Ed Sheeran, who will perform Photograph, a track from his album X. US pop star Meghan Trainor will also hit The X Factor stage with her global hit All About The Bass.

On Sunday, as the public decide who will be this year’s winner, Sam Smith will be joined by 200-strong choir to perform his hit Stay With Me. Meanwhile, One Direction will perform their new single Where Do Broken Hearts Go. And, in an exclusive, Olly Murs will perform his new single Up with US singer Demi Lovato. The pair recorded the track for Olly’s album Never Been Better.