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'X Factor': Where Are They Now? Find Out What Happened To Past Contestants Like Cher Lloyd, James Arthur And Rylan Clark

17/06/2014 14:41 BST | Updated 26/08/2015 14:59 BST

After months of endless rumours and speculation about what’s in store for us, the wait is finally over, a brand new series of ‘The X Factor’ is about to begin, with a whole new bunch of hopefuls waiting to sing their hearts out in the hope of following in the glittering footsteps of Leon Jackson and Steve Brookstein.

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Viewers can look forward to both Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini welcoming newbies Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw to the panel, as they dish out their unique perspectives on the acts taking to the stage.

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Past 'X Factor' contestants

However, the important thing to remember is that it isn’t really about the judges, instead it’s about the acts that we’ll be taking into our hearts as they battle it out for a coveted spot on Simon Cowell’s Syco record label. Some will wow us with their vocals like Leona Lewis, others will win us over with their charisma like One Direction, while a unique few will take a nose-dive in popularity thanks to a string of unhinged Twitter rants like James Arthur.

All this talk of new talent has got us nostalgic about what some of the forgotten contestants from years gone by have been doing with themselves since waving goodbye to ‘The X Factor’.

Come with us as we take a stroll down memory lane and ask: “where are they now?”

'X Factor': Where Are They Now?

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