X Factor 2013 LATEST: First Look At The Judges’ Houses

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  • Find out how, when and where the 'glamourous' judges houses will be on this year's X Factor

    X Factor boot camp has come to an end and thus follows the ‘glamorous’ judges’ houses stage of the competition where the new line-up are said to have pulled out ‘all the stops’.

    The Sun reports that all of the contestants are headed out of the UK this year where the elite few will be selected from their vocals talents for the live ITV shows.

    So where are they all off to?

    We all remember Sharon Osbourne’s mighty Los Angeles home from the 2007 The Osbournes series for MTV, so this year’s newest judge makes a welcome addition to the well-housed panel of Louis, Nicole and Gary.

    Though her famous home was sold to Jessica Simpson earlier this year, it’s believed Sharon still plans to take her girls off to sunny LA to another impressive spot, while Louis heads to the south of France with the boys.

    In a strange twist, Louis is expected to bring along Sharon’s daughter Kelly Osbourne and a second judge, Shane Filan from Louis’ boyband Westlife.

    Gary Barlow, who’s landed the groups this year, will be flying a rather larger hoard of contestants to New York, the home of bright lights and broadway.

    He’s hinted that the wonderful Cheryl Cole might be joining him again to help select his groups, telling the Huffington Post: ‘I always ask her to do things, we did the Jubilee together, so I would have her back in a heartbeat.’

    Meanwhile, there’s also speculation that he’s keeping it in the X Factor family by bringing along former Xtra Factor presenter Olly Murs, who was replaced by little-known comedian Matt Richardson this year.

    Former Pussycat Doll Nicole is expected to top the glamour by taking the overs to Antigua for a beach break, and what’s more, she’s reportedly asked Mary J Blige to help her cull her acts.

    Producers say the contestants will be the first to know when the judges’ houses have been confirmed.

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