X Factor 2017: Get tickets to go backstage and watch this year's auditions

X Factor 2017

The X Factor 2017 auditions are coming and free tickets to be a part of the experience are now available.

This year things are slightly different with the show offering tickets to join the contestants backstage and watch on as they perform for the judges live.

Filming will take place in still to be confirmed locations in Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester later this month (June).

"Join us behind the scenes at the spectacular X Factor 2017 Liverpool contestant day. Be in the holding room on the day and soak up the atmosphere around the contestants," tease the show. "Rub shoulders with the hopefuls as they wait for their moment and watch their audition live!"

You can apply for free tickets now via Applause Store.

The news suggests that the judges for this year's series have been sorted - even if they've not yet been officially announced.

Simon Cowell previously said he hoped to keep the same judges as last year for this autumn's series.

Sharon Osbourne is said to have signed a deal already while Louis Walsh has been shouting from the rooftops he'll definitely be back.

However speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper recently, Nicole Scherzinger revealed she wasn't sure of returning.

The Pussycat Doll singer explained: "I don't know yet. We’ll see. I might [be back on X Factor]. But I want to get back to creating. Last year I did a lot of TV and I loved it, but I didn’t spend time with the artist in me.

"The idea of doing that excites me more than anything."

But more recent rumours have suggested that Nicole will indeed sign a renewed deal for her return.

The X Factor will air on ITV later this year.

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