X Factor Judges’ Houses: Locations & Mentors Confirmed!

X Factor 2013 has revealed the official locations and celebrity mentors for the Judges Houses rounds and we’re officially VERY EXCITED.

In case you missed the final episodes of Boot Camp last night where the judges’ categories were announced, here’s a little recap – Nicole Scherzinger‘s got the Girls, Louis Walsh has the Boys, Gary Barlow‘s with the Groups and Sharon Osbourne will be overseeing the Overs. 

And with Judges’ Houses rounds now looming for this weekend, the ITV show’s let us in on all of the details…

Nicole will be whisking her girls off to Antigua (which, of course, we already knew after keeping a firm eye on her Instagram account…) where she will be joined by R&B legend Mary J Blige. Nice work, Nic!

Gary’s groups will head to New York to perform for him and former X Factor contestant/Xtra Factor host Olly Murs (we knew we hadn’t seen the last of that scamp…), while Sharon’s final six will jet to LA where Robbie Williams will return as a guest mentor. We predict lots of LOLs.

Louis’ poor boys, however, will be whittled down by not one but three celebrity mentors, including All Saints’ Nicole Appleton, former Westlife star Shane Filan and Judges’ Houses veteran Sinitta at his swanky pad in St Tropez. Bit greedy, eh Louis?

The Judges’ Houses rounds kick off this Saturday, October 5 at 8.20pm on ITV1.

Here’s a little reminder of who’s made it through in each category!

GIRLS: Abi Alton, Tamera Foster, Melanie McCabe, Relly Clarke, Hannah Barrett, Jade Richards

BOYS: Sam Callahan, Paul Akister, Nicholas McDonald, Ryan Mathie, Luke Friend, Giles Potter

GROUPS: Brick City, Rough Copy, Kingsland Road, Xyra, Code 4, newly-created girlband (reportedly now named Stop Look Listen)

OVERS: Lorna Simpson, Shelley Smith, Zoe Devlin, Sam Bailey , Joseph Whelan, Andrea Magee.

By Robyn Munson

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