11/07/2013 14:39 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

New Judge Geri Halliwell Joins X Factor Gang At First Round Of Auditions

Who? Geri Halliwell and the X Factor auditions in Liverpool

What? Geri Halliwell came skipping down the red carpet in Liverpool this afternoon a blue lace mini dress and questionable cream ankle boots. The Spice Girl has been drafted in as a replacement for Kelly Rowland, who opted out of returning for another series of the TV talent show.

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Bonus info: A quick chat with our friends on the entertainment desk revealed that Miss Halliwell has yet to be confirmed as a permanent judge for the new series - apparently Simon is treating these first few auditions as Geri's own, very public audition. So we could be seeing more Halliwell, or this could be another of those Cheryl X Factor USA SEE YA LATER moments.

Oh, and obviously Tulisa was there too today, making X symbols all over the shop.

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