The X Factor Celebrity 2019: Confirmed celebrity lineup, start date, judges and all the details
30 September 2019, 12:38 | Updated: 30 September 2019, 13:37
The X Factor 2019 will be back later this year, but not as you know it...
Dalton Harris won last year's regular show, but it has been confirmed the upcoming season will not feature the general public, but celebrities.
Show bosses have finally confirmed the celebrity line-up for the 2019 series - but who will take home this year's winner title?
The X Factor is also rumoured to be having an 'All Stars' version straight after the celebrity series, featuring returning X Factor winners and famous contestants.
Here's all the latest juicy details and celebrities taking part in the series.
The X Factor 2019 start date: When does it return?
The series will launch in October, with an exact date still to be confirmed.
The X Factor 2019: What will happen this year and how will the show work?
The first version will be similar to Strictly Come Dancing, but for singing. It will see 15 celebrities "not known for singing" trying to show off their vocal talents, with Simon Cowell reportedly putting £3 million aside for finding big celebrities, along with offering the winner a serious record deal.
An insider reportedly told The Sun: “Simon knows that getting the right stars to enter is the key to its success, so to make that more appealing he’s decided to put a proper record deal with Syco on the table for the winner - with serious money behind it.
“It’s a proper competition and they want people who can really sing but who are big personalities too.”
ITV confirmed to Smooth Radio: “The celebrity hopefuls will be leaving their comfort zones at the door as they battle it out in LA to make it through the first stage and all the way to the live shows in London to ultimately win a life changing record deal.”
Then there's the 'All Stars' series, seeing former winners and popular contestants from the past returning to the stage to compete against one another.
The X Factor 2019: Which judges will be returning?
Simon Cowell will be back for the Celebrity series, alongside classic judges Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger.
The X Factor 2019: Who will present the show?
Dermot O’Leary has confirmed he will return to present the upcoming series.
He told Metro: "[I’m] back this year, yes. That’s as much as I know."
The X Factor Celebrity 2019 lineup: Who is taking part?
On September 23, ITV unveiled a teaser trailer of celebrities taking part, giving us huge hints as to some of the stars set to appear.
Watch it below:
This year, the celebrities will be split into three groups: Overs, Under and Groups.
The confirmed celebrities are:
Journalist Martin Bashir, 56, is most well-known from his BBC Panorama interview with Princess Diana in 2003.
He has won several awards for his work, including three BAFTA nominations and the RTS Journalist of the Year award in 1996.
Ricki, 51, is an American actress and talk show host, best known for The Ricki Lake Show which lasted for 11 years.
Ricki also played Tracey Turnblad in the 1988 film Hairspray.
Known for being a quiz master on The Chase, Jenny could follow in the reality TV footsteps of co-star Anne Hegerty who won a new legion of fans after appearing on I’m a Celebrity last year.
Jenny, 37, is also known as 'The Vixen' has already given fans a glimpse of her singing talents after taking part in Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief.
Victoria Ekanoye, 36, is best known for playing Angie Appleton in Coronation Street.
The actress previously appeared in The Lion King in the West End and will also star in the upcoming CBBC and Netflix show The Worst Witch.
Megan, 27, rose to fame after appearing on Ex on The Beach in 2015.
Following this, Megan went on to feature on TOWIE for five series, as well as Celebrity Big Brother and Celebs Go Dating.
Megan already has some musical experience, releasing her own music for the past two years.
Hayley, 27, is the daughter of David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bachan.
The American actress and model has featured in her family’s reality TV series The Hasselhoff’s along with playing a leading role in TV series Huge.
Soap actor Jonny, 26, is best known for his role as Paul Coker in EastEnders.
However, Paul died as part of a soap storyline, prompting actor Jonny to go on and win Dance Dance Dance in 2017.
Following this, Jonny went on tour with Strictly Ballroom as the lead role.
If you've seen Love Actually, you'll remember Olivia as the young girl who performed 'All I Want for Christmas is You'.
Olivia, 27, is best known for playing the role of Joanna in Love Actually in 2003.
The singer and actress released an album in 2018 and has recorded voiceovers for children’s TV including Phineas and Ferb on Disney.
Glee star Kevin McHale played Artie Abrams in the hit musical drama from 2009 to 2015.
Kevin, 31, was part of boyband NLT [Not Like Them] and also released his own solo tracks earlier this year.
He has also co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards with Demi Lovato and fronted quiz show Virtually Famous in the UK.
The Islanders: Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott, Wes Nelson and Eyal Booker
Reality TV stars Wes Nelson, 21, Zara McDermott, 22, Eyal Booker, 24, and Samira Mighty, 22, all shot to fame on the 2018 series of Love Island.
Since Love Island, Wes reached the Dancing on Ice 2019 final, while Eyal made appearances on Celebs Go Dating.
Try Star: Ben Foden, Thom Evans and Levi Davis
Thom Evans, 34, Levi Davis, 21, and Ben Foden, 34, are all professional rugby players.
Thom is a former Scottish international rugby union player, Levi plays for Bath United, while Ben plays for Rugby United New York.
Cole and Edwards: Brendan Cole and Jeremy Edwards
Brendan Cole, 43, and Jeremy Edwards, 48, have been good friends for over 10 years having met at a Capital Radio event.
Strictly Come Dancing fans will recognise Brendan after he appeared on the show for 15 years.
Jeremy is best known for playing Kurt Benson in Hollyoaks. Holby City fans will also recognise him from the medical show.
Max and Harvey
CBBC presenting duo Max and Harvey are 16-year-old Berkshire based twin brothers who rose to fame when a clip of them singing Justin Bieber went viral on app Tik Tok.
The pair began their singing career by performing at school talent shows and busking in their local town.
They have released numerous original songs, toured, have their own show on CBBC, Max and Harvey: FOMO and documentary My Life: Max and Harvey.
V5: Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie
V5 are “international social media influencers”, made up of Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie.
Together, the group have a combined social media following of 11 million.