Simon Cowell and The X Factor are again on ITV in 2019 however this time, it’s celebrities participating as an alternative of the public. Joined on the judging panel by Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh, Simon and his fellow judges can be placing quite a lot of well-known faces by means of their paces as they sing on stage. From a Love Island supergroup to a quizmaster from The Chase, right here’s who’s in the line-up.
Who are The X issue Celebrity contestants?
Martin Bashir, 56, swaps the high-paced world of journalism and TV reporting for The X Factor Celebrity.
He’s most recognisable for his work with Michael Jackson and Princess Diana.
Soapstar Victoria Ekanoye, 36, is best-known for enjoying Angie Appleton on Coronation Street.
The actor’s CV additionally features a function in E! drama The Royals.
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Martin Bashir
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Victoria Ekanoye
The Chase star Jenny Ryan, 37, isn’t any stranger to strain on the ITV recreation present.
She tackles a task like by no means earlier than on The X Factor Celebrity, nonetheless, as she takes to the mic.
The last contestant making up ‘the overs’ is speak present host Ricki Lake, 51.
Away from her speak present, Rick has acted and carried out in movies like Hairspray, Cry-Baby and Serial Mom.
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Ricki Lake
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Jenny Ryan
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Megan McKenna
Former TOWIE star Megan McKenna, 27, isn’t any stranger to actuality TV having starred on Celebrity Big Brother and Ex on the Beach in addition to the ITVBe collection.
Megan has additionally ventured into the music world earlier than, releasing a handful of singles in 2018.
Actress and mannequin Hayley Hasselhoff, 27, is hoping she has what it takes to impress the judges on The X Factor Celebrity.
Hayley’s additionally recognisable for being the daughter of Hollywood heavyweight David Hasselhoff.
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Hayley Hasselhoff
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Olivia Olson
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Kevin McHale
Love Actually star Olivia Olson, 27, has additionally starred in kids’s TV programmes Phineas and Ferb, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls in recent times.
Instantly recognisable as Artie from Golden Globe-winning drama Glee, 31-year-old actor Kevin McHale can be singing on-stage for the judges.
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Jonny Labey
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Try Star
X Factor Celebrity line-up: The Islanders
Made up of 4 former Love Island stars is new group The Islanders.
Eyal Booker, Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott and Wes Nelson are the actuality stars taking to the stage.
Three rugby gamers in the type of Ben Foden, Levi Davis and Thomas Evans make up Try Star.
Ben gained 34 caps for England whereas Thomas performed for Scotland – Levi performed for England at a junior stage.
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Cole and Edwards
X Factor Celebrity line-up: Max and Harvey
X Factor Celebrity line-up: V5
Cole and Edwards
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole and actor Jeremy Edwards carry out as duo Cole and Edwards.
Brendan left Strictly in 2018 and Jeremy’s CV contains roles in Channel 4 cleaning soap Hollyoaks and BBC’s Holby City.
Max and Harvey
Berkshire-based twin brothers Max and Harvey are two 16-year-old social media stars.
The pair have additionally launched a handful of songs collectively in addition to making an attempt their hand at TV printing on CBBC.
With a mixed following of 11 million on social media, V5 is made up of 5 world-famous social media influencers.
The influencers are Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie.
The X Factor Celebrity begins on Saturday, October 12 on ITV.