Official X Factor portraits released

Take a peek at the promotional pictures of the new X Factor judging panel

The eighth series of the X Factor doesn’t hit our TV screens until 20th August, but the buzz surrounding the new look format is already building as the official judges portraits are released.

The promotional shots of the new judging panel show X Factor regular Louis Walsh alongside newcomers Take That star Gary Barlow and former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland.

There’s also a portrait of N-Dubz songstress, Tulisa Contostavlos, looking all smoky eyed and sultry in a figure-hugging silver Hervé Léger minidress, with her long brunette locks worn down and, it’s got to be said, looking strikingly similar to ex-judge Cheryl Cole.

What do you think of the X Factor portraits? Do you think Tulisa has been styled too much like Cheryl? And are you excited about the return of the X Factor? Tell us below.

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