THIS IMAGE IS STRICTLY EMBARGOED 00.01 SATURDAY 01 SEPTEMBER 2012. X FACTOR on Saturday 1st September on ITV1 and ITV2 Pictures Shows: Joseph Whelan Picture Caption: The multi BAFTA-award winning entertainment show returns to our screens for an explosive ninth series. This yearÕs exciting new judging panel will hit the road and travel the length and breadth of Britain for live auditions with potential singers. Dermot OÕLeary returns to host the proceedings on ITV1 and will be on hand to celebrate with the successful acts and mop up the tears of those who aren’t. And ITV2Õs Xtra Factor will be bringing viewers all the behind the scenes gossip, exclusive interviews with the judges and unforgettable auditions that will make you cry with laughter and cheer on the stars of tomorrow. Photographer: Ken McKay Copyright: THAMES TV
Embargoed to 0001 Saturday September 1 ITV undated handout photo of Joseph Whelan as he performs during the Manchester auditions for this year’s X Factor. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday September 1, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ XFactor. Photo credit should read: Ken McKay/ITV/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.