The X Factor UK Season 10

SEASON 10 - 2013

The tenth series began airing on ITV on 31th August and ended 15th December 2013. Dermot O'Leary has returned to present the main show on ITV and Caroline Flack is back to present spin-off show The Xtra Factoron ITV2, along with comedian Matt Richardson, who took over the role as co-presenter from Olly Murs. Flack also presents backstage segments during the live shows. Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzingerhave returned as judges for their respective tenth, third and second series.Tulisa Contostavlos has been replaced by original judge Sharon Osbourne, who has returned to the show after departing following series 4 in 2007, making this her fifth series. This is the final series of the The X Factor's current contract.


Judges' houses took place in September. Each judge took the remaining members of their category to an overseas location, and had guests to assist them in their decisions. Walsh was assisted by Nicole Appleton, Sinitta and Shane Filan when he mentored the Boys in Saint-Tropez, France. Osbourne took the Over 25s to her own home in Beverly Hills, California, assisted by Robbie Williams; Barlow was assisted by former contestant Olly Murs to mentor the Groups in New York City; and Scherzinger took the Girls to Antigua with Mary J. Blige, staying at the St James Club resort.

At judges' houses each act performed two songs for their mentor and his/her guest judge, although only one song was mentioned and shown on the main show, with the other song shown on The Xtra Factor instead (although only the acts who made it to the live shows had their second songs shown). Judges' houses was broadcast over two programmes, on 5th and 6th October.

The contestants were divided into 4 categories:

  • Mentored by Gary

  • Mentored by Sharon

  • Mentored by Nicole

  • Mentored by Walsh



Over 25s




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