The X Factor launches in London

Cheryl Ferandez-Versini in London.

Over the past few months the new X Factor judging panel has got fans excited to see what the eleventh series of the show will bring.  Now the wait is over as the latest season of the reality TV talent contest officially launched at the Ham Yard Hotel in London.

Ahead of the show’s first episode Simon, Cheryl and Louis arrived at the venue to talk about the hotly anticipated season.  Newly appointed judge Mel B was unable to attend the evening as she was busy in the US with the America’s Got Talent team.  The rest of the judging panel, were joined by X Factor presenter Dermot O’Leary and Sarah-Jane Crawford who replaces Caroline Flack on the Xtra Factor.

You can catch the first episode this weekend. 

What celebrities looked like in their high school yearbook photos

Chris Pratt aged 17 in 1997.

While most celebs have glossy manes, super white teeth and flawless skin it didn’t all start out that way for many of Hollywood’s A-listers.

Take a look at these yearbook snaps of some favourite familiar faces including Ryan Reynolds, Zac Efron, and Katy Perry.

Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt also shows that he was once just like any other high school student as he strikes a series of humorous poses for his school’s yearbook. It’s no surprise the actor was voted class clown by his fellow students when he was just 17 at Lake Stevens High School in Washington.