Venue change for X Factor live final

Published Monday, 13 August 2012
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The X Factor's live final will take place outside London for the first time this year.

Venue change for X Factor live final
Louis Walsh will be joining the X Factor judging panel. (© Getty)

The showpiece event will be staged at Manchester Central in Manchester, as the TV talent show reaches a climax with the crowning of its 2012 winner.

Judge Louis Walsh - who is on the panel again this year alongside Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa - said this series will be the best yet.

He said: "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."

The new venue is located in the heart of Manchester's city centre and has been an iconic feature of the city's skyline for almost 130 years.

Last year's event was held at Wembley Arena.

Sponsor of the show, TalkTalk TV, will be giving customers 10,000 tickets to the Live Final weekend via its Facebook page

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