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The X Factor: Celebrity is coming to the UK, and we finally know which celebrities will be participating. Simon Cowell announced this new format, in addition to an all-stars edition of the show, earlier this year.

The new season premieres October 12 on ITV, and will feature Simon, Louis Walsh, and Nicole Scherzinger as judges, with Dermot O’Leary as host. Many of the celebrities taking part in the show aren’t known for singing, so it’s sure to be an interesting experience.


Read on to find out which stars were announced in each of the three categories — groups, over 28, and under 28. The show will feature reality stars, actors, social media influencers, and more.


‘The X Factor: Celebrity’ Groups

“Try Star,” made up of rugby union players Levi Davis, Thom Evans, and Ben Foden

“Love Islanders,” made up of Love Island stars Eyal Booker, Zara McDermott, Samira Mighty and Wes Nelson

Max and Harvey, singers and YouTubers

Cole and Edwards, made up of Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole and actor Jeremy Edwards

“V5,” made up of social media influencers Alondra, Laura, Natalie, Sofia and Wendii


‘The X Factor: Celebrity’ Unders

Jonny Labey, an actor known for appearing on the BBC soap opera EastEnders

Megan McKenna, who appeared on reality show The Only Way Is Essex and later released an album

Olivia Olson, an actress and singer known for voice roles in Phineas and Ferb and Adventure Time

Kevin McHale, an actor known for the TV show Glee and as host of British show Virtually Famous

Hayley Hasselhoff, actress and daughter of David Hasselhoff


‘The X Factor: Celebrity’ Overs

Ricki Lake, former talk show host and actress known for Hairspray

Victoria Ekanoye, actress known for her role on British soap opera Coronation Street

Jenny Ryan, a quizzer and star of ITV game show The Chase

Martin Bashir, a journalist known for interviews with Princess Diana and Michael Jackson

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