The X Factor Final Leaves London!

The X Factor 2012 final will be held in Manchester this year instead of London – Gary Barlow will feel right at home!

Tulisa, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger will join their fellow judge in his home city, for the first live final that’s taken place anywhere other than the capital city.

The show will take place at Manchester Central (formerly the G-Mex) and 10,000 fans will have the opportunity to get tickets via TalkTalk.

The final might feel like a long way away, but the series kicks off on Saturday at 8pm, so we’ll be crowning the winner(s) before we know it! 

We’re saving our pennies for a journey up north for the final already… BS