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Celebrity X Factor auditions ‘to take place in Simon Cowell’s LA mansion’

The highly-anticipated series is set to see the return of some fan favourites

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The Celebrity X Factor auditions are reportedly going to take place in Simon Cowell’s LA mansion.

Earlier this year the music mogul revealed plans to shake up the competition by introducing a brand new ‘All Stars’ version with past contestants.

The Sun reported that Leona Lewis, Shayne Ward and Chico might be part of the lineup.

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According to the Daily Star, Simon is set to hold auditions for the show at his LA home to add “extra glamour” to the series.

“Production for the series is now in the early stages and decisions are being made about potential changes. Wheels are in motion to have the auditions at Simon’s house,” a source claimed.

“Producers think this would make the series extra glitzy, which seems appropriate given the contestants will be celebs.”

“Viewers are used to seeing auditions being held in chilly British cities. So having it against the backdrop of the LA sunshine would make things feel fresh and exciting,” they added.

Auditions are reportedly set to take place in July and Simon is currently trying to get new judges to join the panel, after Robbie William and Ayda Field announced they won’t be returning to the show.

Louis Tomlinson also hinted that he won’t be back, as he wants to concentrate on releasing new music.

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