The X Factor returned last night for its 11th series and peaked at around 9 million viewers as Cheryl and Simon Cowell returned to the panel.
Seated alongside returning judge Louis Walsh and new judge Mel B, Cheryl and Simon started the hunt for the next big thing. As to be expected the first round of auditions was a real mix of talent and crazy with a couple of singers standing out from the pack already.
The crazy was ramped up a little too much and one bizarre audition saw a woman singing whilst her mother served Chinese food to the judges. It sounds like we made that up doesn’t it but we didn’t!
Tonight the search continues with more room auditions and one hopeful is Linzi Martin from Girl Thing. Will it be an awkward reunion with her former boss Simon Cowell or will she sail through to the next stage?
Tune in to ITV tonight at 8pm to see the next round of auditions. Preview the episode with our gallery below: