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The legs factor; New judges go for minis at auditions.

Byline: MARK JEFFERIES Showbiz Editor JEF dito BY MARK J Showbiz Ed

THE X Fa clearly for t as mi THE X Factor's new judges clearly had thigh hopes for the first auditions as they both wore minis yesterday.

Cheryl, 30, marked her return to the show wearing a dress from Jay Ahr and shoes from Tamara Mellon.

hwJ fr act y h the th inis Ch her r wea Jay rom An tf it care join Wal t Old n Ma nsid did men will nsion And Mel B, 39, in an outfit by Anthony Vaccarello, grinned as she was joined by co-stars Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester.

ou Vacc was j Louis W Cowell at ground in Once in Louis, 61, up the wo is hoping w create ten Once inside, mischievous Louis, 61, did his best to wind up the women, who Simon, 54, is hoping will clash at times to create tension on TV.

ROWS A show source said: "A girl group were one of the first into the auditions and Louis stirred things up straight away by asking if they preferred the Spice Girls or Girls Aloud.

A show group wer the auditio things up asking if Spice Girl "They s both so a first day w giggling b everything nious the But aud aum by 20 e judge od foof ofbT ROWSou re on ons a p str they s or said any h was av beca g wo who dition minu es too d brea a Chi broug The s "Simo side "They said they liked them both so any huge row on the first day was avoided. Louis was giggling because he knows everything won't stay harmonious the whole way through." But auditions were held up by 20 minutes when the judges took a impromptu food break as the mother of a Chinese contestant brought a banquet. The source added: "Simon saw the funny side and tucked in s with gusto. But it meant there was a 20-minute hold up."

w m0 20R wf wba aC Craw deb Fa F with meant 0-minu Radio ford a but as actor f t e r Carolin Der will co main p." Radio DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford also made her debut as the new Xtra Factor host yesterday after replacing Caroline Flack.

Dermot O'Leary will continue as the main presenter.

wm mark.jefferies@mirror.co.uk

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PANEL Above Simon & Louis complete judging line-up mplete PANELA on & Louis com bove Simo

NEW JOB Sarah-Jane Crawford relishing role as host

WELL HEELED Smiling Cheryl on red carpet in Manchester yesterday

B'S KNEES Former Spice Girl strikes a pose with Cheryl B'S KNEES Former Spice FGirl strikes a pose with Cheryl

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Date:Jun 17, 2014
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