Ladies, the Dermatron is BACK!

As one of the country’s most popular presenters, Dermot O’Leary will be on hand again this year to cheer on our contestants and offer a shoulder to cry on; from the moment they audition to the nerve-wracking live shows.

Ladies, the Dermatron is BACK!

Dishy Dermot told us:“I'm delighted to be returning to The X Factor as I just love the gig. I hope The X Factor 2012 continues to bring a sense of fun to Saturday and Sunday nights and gives the nation a show that they can laugh, cry and sometimes scream at!”

And Mr Cowell told us:  “Dermot has done a brilliant job for the past five years – he IS Mr X Factor!”

We couldn’t agree more! As one of the most down-to-earth stars you’ll ever meet – he is brilliant at putting nervous contestants at ease with his friendly, funny banter.

Dermot and the Judges begin the Auditions tour next week, (Wednesday 23rdMay) in Liverpool. We.Can.Not.Wait!

The X Factor is open to singers and groups who are 16 and over and in an exciting first for the series, acts can enter whether they are an amateur artist, have had a management deal in the past or have one now.

The series returns to ITV1, ITV2 and itv.com later in the summer, 2012.