Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa on X Factor judging panelWe’re just two days away from knowing which singing hopefuls make it through to the live shows, but first there’s the little matter of the Judges’ Houses.

As in previous years, the contestants are jetted off to exotic climes to audition for their mentors, with Tulisa and Tinie Tempah hosting in St Lucia, Nicole’s joined by Ne-Yo in Dubai and Louis gets up to all sorts with Sharon Osbourne in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Gary’s group of over 28s might have felt they got the short straw with their stay in the UK, but as Cheryl Cole flies in to help Gary with his decisions, the weekend certainly isn’t lacking in drama!

The X Factor is on ITV1 tonight (Saturday 29 September) at 8pm and tomorrow (Sunday 30 September) at 7:40pm.