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‘X Factor' 2014: Judges' Houses Round Sees Tulisa Return, As Sinitta Joins Simon Cowell (PHOTOS)

23/09/2014 12:44 BST | Updated 23/09/2014 12:59 BST

Yes, it’s that time of the year again - the ‘X Factor’ Judges’ Houses round is (almost) upon us.

Over the weekend, viewers saw Simon Cowell, Mel B, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini choosing which hopefuls deserved a place at Bootcamp, and fans are now being treated to their first look at the Judges' Houses stage.

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Sinitta joins Simon in Los Angeles

While Simon and co are remaining tight-lipped on who makes it through to the round, the judges’ categories and celeb helpers have been revealed.

As suspected, Si will be joined by Sinitta in LA, as he decides which of the Over 25s deserve a place in the final,. while Tulisa will make her ‘X Factor’ comeback by helping Louis choose which groups to put through in Bermuda.

Mel B will stage a mini-Spice Girls reunion in Mexico when she’s joined by Emma Bunton, who’ll be helping pick some potential winners from the boys' category.

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Tinie and Cheryl in Nice

Finally, Cheryl calls in the help of Tinie Tempah, who dashes to Nice in a helicopter to help pick the final three girls.

During Saturday’s ‘X Factor’, viewers saw Cheryl openly pleading for the girls category and it’s no secret that Louis enjoys working with the groups.

Before giving it their all at the Judges’ Houses, hopefuls have to make it past the Bootcamp Round, which will follow the six-chair format from 2013.

See all the first snaps from the Judges’ Houses round below...

'X Factor' 2014: Judges' Houses

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