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Last Updated: Saturday August 22 2009 15:09 GMT

X Factor fans wait for series six

An  X Factor hopeful

Fans of reality TV are getting ready for a big night, as the X Factor is back on television on Saturday.

The sixth series of the talent show begins on ITV on Saturday, with the audition shows that showcase the best - and worst - of the hopefuls.

Thousands of people have already taken part in those auditions, all hoping to be the next Alexandra Burke.

All four judges from series five are back for another year, although they don't watch all the singers at first.

Previous winners
Alexandra Burke
2004 - Steve Brookstein
2005 - Shayne Ward
2006 - Leona Lewis
2007 - Leon Jackson
2008 - Alexandra Burke

Instead members of the TV production team decide which hopefuls will be allowed to sing for Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole.

As well as the unknown singers, lots of big names have been tipped to take part in the TV shows too.

Robbie Williams has been confirmed to take part, and there are rumours even Madonna may be singing on the show.