X marks the spot for would-be stars

Auditions for one of the country's biggest talent competitions will take place in Newcastle later this month.

Singers keen to audition for this year’s series of the ITV show The X Factor are invited to St James’s Park on Wednesday, April 27, from 9am.

Hopefuls can audition by just turning up, sending videos of themselves singing or registering online at application.xfactor.tv

You can also send in your own video.