And showing she’s getting off on the same foot this year Nicole Scherzinger made sure she turned heads as she arrived to begin filming the bootcamp section of the popular ITV show on Thursday.
But not wanting to be outdone Sharon Osbourne made sure her return to the singing competition didn’t go unnoticed– as she arrived showing off a rather fresher looking face.
Ready to judge: Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow arrived to film the bootcamp section of the X Factor on Thursday
Dressed in a wide leg black trouser suit, the wife of Ozzy, looked ready for business and raring to go.
Sharon, who showed off her perfectly coiffed deep red hair, was no doubt excited about her return to the show, replacing Tulisa this year.
Glamorous: Nicole looked stunning in a cut-out dress featuring a double zip detail on the skirt
It was however her hair which raised the most eyebrows as the singer, who is the face of Herbal Essences, wore her locks in an interesting bun with the front section falling loose to frame her face.
Revealing her slim legs the skirt fell just below her derriere and her lithe legs looked even longer than usual with the help of a pair of black Cilla stilettos by Kurt Geiger.
The Irishman was no doubt feeling slightly emotional as he recently confirmed this would be his last year on the show – so his final time attending bootcamp.
Standing a little bit aside from the rest of the group was head judge Gary Barlow, who looked surprisingly casual for the day’s activity.
Hair raising: Nicole showed off a very interesting hair style which complimented her fashionable dress
Taking to Twitter during the morning, Gary wrote: ‘Beautiful morning ! Boot camp starts today #XFactor’
The gang appeared to all be getting along very well and were seen laughing and joking with each other before heading in for a hard day of decision making.
It’s not just the change of panel which makes the 10th series of the X Factor different, hopefuls will - for the first time ever - have to tackle two sets of auditions. First, they will face the judges eyeball to eyeball in an intimate audition room.
If they receive three or more yeses here they will then have to perform for the judges once more, this time in an arena, to prove they can also impress an audience before securing a coveted place in the next stage in the competition – bootcamp.