X Factor 2012 final to take place in Manchester

X Factor 2012 final to take place in Manchester

The X Factor 2012 Live Final will take place in Manchester, for the first time in the show’s history.

Judges, Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa and Louis Walsh plus host Dermot O’Leary and the finalists will head to Manchester for the exciting climax to the series when The X Factor Winner will be crowned.

“Our Live Final is going to be another major event – so The X Factor 2012 has everything! I believe it’s going to be our best series yet,” said Louis Walsh.

The final will come from Manchester Central. Located in the heart of Manchester’s city centre, its been an iconic feature of the city’s skyline for almost 130 years.

From opening its doors as a railway station in 1880, Manchester Central has undergone massive transformation to become a state-of-the-art venue that plays host to world-leading events. The final will take place in mid-December.

The X Factor returns to our screen this Saturday at 8pm on ITV1.

Updated: Monday 13 August 2012
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