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Friday 9 December 2016

'Dublin's great for X Factor' - Dermot

X Factor’s Dermot O’Leary. Photo:: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
X Factor’s Dermot O’Leary. Photo:: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has said that Dublin is always a great place for talent-spotting.

With the auditions kicking off in the 3Arena tomorrow morning, huge queues are expected to form from early on as aspiring stars seek fame and fortune.

Dermot, whose parents are Irish, said the capital city has always been a ripe hunting ground for new stars.

"Last time we came to Dublin, when we had Katy Perry on the panel, we found Niall Horan," he said.

"Dublin is good for bands for us, if you fancy chucking together a couple of mates and going down. We always do well in Dublin. I don't know why we haven't been back."

He also told 2fm's Jenny Greene that he hopes that Sharon Osbourne will be joining Louis Walsh on the revised panel as Simon Cowell tries to give the show a fresh boost of life.

"It would be great to see those two back on the same panel because they bring the best out in each other," he said.

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