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Season 12, Episode 01 Auditions 1

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Aug 29, 2015
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Auditions 1 Aug 29, 2015 The talent show returns for its 12th series with Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw and singer-songwriter Rita Ora joining Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the judging panel. New presenting duo Caroline Flack and Olly Murs host as the search for a potential music star with an amazing voice and that extra special something begins. Tonight's edition will see the start of the auditions, as hopefuls perform in front of the judges and an arena audience of thousands in the hope of securing a place at Boot Camp.

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Season 12, Episode 02 Audtions 2

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Aug 30, 2015
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Audtions 2 Aug 30, 2015 More hopefuls sing in front of the judges and an arena audience of thousands to prove their worth and possibly secure a place at Boot Camp.

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Season 12, Episode 03 Auditions 3

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Sep 5, 2015
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Auditions 3 Sep 5, 2015 Olly Murs and Caroline Flack host proceedings as the audition stages continue, with more hopeful contenders seek to win over the panel and secure a place at the Boot Camp. Doing so will first mean they must face the collective criticism of Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, along with the gathered arena audience.

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Season 12, Episode 04 Auditions 4

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Sep 6, 2015
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Auditions 4 Sep 6, 2015 Caroline Flack and Olly Murs present further coverage of the audition process, as another batch of applicants perform in front of judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, as well as an arena audience of thousands, in the hope of winning one of the coveted places at the Boot Camp

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Season 12, Episode 05 Auditions 5

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Sep 12, 2015
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Auditions 5 Sep 12, 2015 Olly Murs and Caroline Flack host proceedings as the audition stages continue, as more hopeful contenders seek to win over the panel and secure a place at Boot Camp. Doing so means they must face the collective criticism of Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, along with the arena audience.

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Season 12, Episode 06 Auditions 6

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Sep 13, 2015
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Auditions 6 Sep 13, 2015 Olly Murs and Caroline Flack host proceedings as the audition stages continue, as more hopeful contenders seek to win over the panel and secure a place at Boot Camp. Doing so means they must face the collective criticism of Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, along with the arena audience.

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Season 12, Episode 07 Auditions 7

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Sep 19, 2015
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Auditions 7 Sep 19, 2015 Tonight, in the last of the arena auditions, performers will sing one last time in front of the judges and an audience of thousands in the hope of securing a place at Boot Camp.

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Season 12, Episode 08 Country House Boot Camp 1

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Sep 20, 2015
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Country House Boot Camp 1 Sep 20, 2015 Tonight sees the launch of this year's supersized Boot Camp stage, kicking off in a grand country house.

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Season 12, Episode 09 Country House Boot Camp 2

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Sep 27, 2015
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Country House Boot Camp 2 Sep 27, 2015 Tonight sees the the last day of this year's supersized Boot Camp stage, kicking off in a grand country house.

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Season 12, Episode 10 Six Chair Challenge (1)

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Oct 4, 2015
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Six Chair Challenge (1) Oct 4, 2015 Rita Ora picks the TOP 6 girls in the 1st show of the six chair challenge..

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Season 12, Episode 11 Six Chair Challenge (2)

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Oct 11, 2015
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Six Chair Challenge (2) Oct 11, 2015 Nick Grimshaw picks the TOP 6 boys in the 2nd show of the six chair challenge..and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini finishes off the show going through half of the groups before next Sundays 3rd and final six chair challenge.

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Season 12, Episode 12 Series 12 - Six Chair Challenge (3)

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Oct 18, 2015
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Series 12 - Six Chair Challenge (3) Oct 18, 2015 Caroline and Olly present the final stage of the six chair challenge, featuring contestants from the Overs category. Judges Simon, Rita, Nick, and Cheryl must each select six performers to go through to the judges' houses stage - but have the freedom to change their mind at any point, so even those who win a place are not safe until the very end.

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Season 12, Episode 13 Judges' Houses 1

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Oct 24, 2015
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Judges' Houses 1 Oct 24, 2015 The beginning of the judges' houses stage, which sees the remaining 24 acts jet off to glamorous destinations around the world to sing for a place in the live shows. As usual the judges are assisted by industry experts - Simon by One Direction heart-throb Louis Tomlinson, Cheryl by chart star Jess Glynne, Rita by US sensation Meghan Trainor and Nick by leading producer Mark Ronson. However, unlike in previous years, the hopefuls don't get the news straight away. Instead they have had to wait a few weeks until this weekend, when back in the studio the judges will finally choose their finalists live. Hosted by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs.

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Season 12, Episode 14 Series 12 - Judges' Houses (2)

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Oct 25, 2015
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Series 12 - Judges' Houses (2) Oct 25, 2015 Olly and Caroline present the next stage of the talent show, as the 24 acts to make it into the four categories - Overs, Groups, Girls, and Boys - complete their training in the judges' house and return to the London studio to perform once again in the hope of impressing the judges and the public. At the end of the show, half the acts featured will be eliminated from the contest.

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Season 12, Episode 15 Live Show 1

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Oct 31, 2015
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Live Show 1 Oct 31, 2015 Caroline and Olly present the first of this year's live shows. The 12 remaining acts compete for the chance to make it through to the live final later this year, hoping to impress the judges enough to stay on the show. Simon has the Overs, Cheryl the Groups, Nick the Boys, and Rita the Girls. However, the standard is high, which is sure to cause drama and disagreements among the judges, and tomorrow's show will see the first act eliminated after a sing-off.

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Season 12, Episode 16 Live results 1

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Nov 1, 2015
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Live results 1 Nov 1, 2015 Caroline and Olly present the results of last night's live shows, revealing which acts have scored the lowest number of votes. These performers will be challenged to take part in a sing-off in front of judges Nick, Rita, Cheryl, and Simon, with the losers facing elimination from the contest. Plus, Little Mix perform “On My Mind”.

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Season 12, Episode 17 Live Show 2

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Nov 7, 2015
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Live Show 2 Nov 7, 2015 The remaining acts line up for the second stage of the nerve-racking live shows. Caroline and Olly present as the competitors receive another chance to demonstrate their talent in the hopes of claiming a place in the live final later this year. Simon, Cheryl, Nick, and Rita are on hand to appraise the would-be stars, and tomorrow's show will see yet another act eliminated following a tense sing-off.

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Season 12, Episode 18 Live Show 2 Results

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Nov 8, 2015
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Live Show 2 Results Nov 8, 2015 Caroline and Olly present the results of last night's viewers' vote. The lowest scoring acts are challenged to compete in a sing-off to win the approval of judges Nick, Rita, Cheryl, and Simon - with one of them being eliminated from the contest at the end of tonight's show.

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Season 12, Episode 19 Live Show 3

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Nov 14, 2015
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Live Show 3 Nov 14, 2015 Series 12 - Live Show 3

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Season 12, Episode 20 Live Show 3 Results

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Nov 15, 2015
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Live Show 3 Results Nov 15, 2015 Live Show 3 results.

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Season 12, Episode 21 Live Show 4

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Nov 21, 2015
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Live Show 4 Nov 21, 2015 Series 12 - Live Show 4

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Season 12, Episode 22 Live Show 4 Results

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Nov 22, 2015
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Live Show 4 Results Nov 22, 2015 Live Show 4 Results

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Season 12, Episode 23 Quarter-Final

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Nov 28, 2015
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Quarter-Final Nov 28, 2015 Live Quarter-Final show.

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Season 12, Episode 24 Quarter-Final Results

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Nov 29, 2015
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Quarter-Final Results Nov 29, 2015 Quarter-Final Results.

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Season 12, Episode 25 Semi-Final

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Dec 5, 2015
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Semi-Final Dec 5, 2015 As ever, Simon, Nick, Rita, and Cheryl are on hand to judge each contestant's skills with the mic, and presenters Caroline and Olly offer the singers much-needed moral support on-stage. Following today's show, the least successful contestants face another tense sing-off tomorrow, after which one unlucky act will be eliminated, leaving the finalists to progress through to the contest's last round next weekend.

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Season 12, Episode 26 Semi-Final Results

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Dec 6, 2015
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Semi-Final Results Dec 6, 2015 Che Chesterman, Lauren Murray, Louisa Johnson, and Reggie & Bollie return to the stage as Caroline and Olly present the results of the weekend's viewers' vote. Only three of the semi-finalists will be able to progress to next week's final, meaning one unlucky act will face bowing out of the contest ahead of the climax. Tonight's show also features a group performance, as well as a performance by Sia.

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Season 12, Episode 27 The Final

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Dec 12, 2015
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The Final Dec 12, 2015 The three finalists assemble for the first of this weekend's live Grand Final shows. The would-be pop-stars must first make it through two more showdowns, as judges Simon, Rita, Cheryl, and Nick are once again called upon to deliver their verdict on each act's singing prowess. The act with the lowest public-vote figures will face an early exit from the contest this evening, bowing out in third place. By the end of tomorrow evening, one of the two remaining acts will claim their place in the spotlight as this year's winner.

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Season 12, Episode 28 Final Results

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Dec 13, 2015
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Final Results Dec 13, 2015 The two acts left battling for the crown perform what will become the winner's single in front of 10,000 people at Wembley Arena, before they find out who has won this year's competition. Plus there are performances from top international guest stars.

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