X-Factor judges’ houses comes to Northamptonshire

Cheryl and Gary Barlow at Boughton House (Rex Features)
Cheryl and Gary Barlow at Boughton House (Rex Features)
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Northamptonshire has got the X-Factor with Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole filming at a stately home in the county.

Boughton House, near Kettering, was chosen as the location for this year’s judges houses segment of the popular ITV show.

The Telegraph reported on Saturday that it was believed Barlow and Cole were filming at the venue this weekend.

We can now confirm the celebrity A-listers have been at the house.

The Girls Aloud star arrived in style by flying in by helicopter and was greeted by Gary Barlow before they put the contestants through their paces.

News only broke of Cole’s return to the show on Saturday morning. She will be helping the Take That star select which hopefuls to put through to the live finals.

It is the first time the Geordie star has featured on the show since her departure from the US version.

The duo are mentoring the over 25s category.

Host Dermot O’Leary is also thought to be at Boughton House for filming.

Film crews could be seen in action at the house on Saturday, and a piano was spotted on the terrace.

Click here to see pictures of the crew filming at Boughton House