Wait, is it x factor time again? When did this happen? The mentors – this year’s lineup is Cheryl Cole, Mel B, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh – got their respective categories on Friday. Unfortunately, not everyone was all too happy about the outcome.

Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole loves her girls. No, that's not a pun.


Chezza was fine. Before the announcement, she posted a pouty photo of herself musing about her group, but it turns out, she needn’t have worried – she got the GIRLS.

Meanwhile, Mel B was pretty excited with her own fate – she was assigned to the BOYS group and instagrammed a photo of her minutes after finding out her category on Instagram, with the caption: ‘Wow can’t wait for you lot to see this years xfactor been filming ALL day and it just got real interesting can’t you tell by my face???? Hehehehe.’

The only person who seemed less than excited about the situation was (can you guess?) Simon Cowell.

‘Everyone knows he’s not happy’ a source allegedly said for The Daily Star ‘The over-25s are stronger this year than previous years but it is still the category none of the judges wanted.’

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It is what it is. This leaves Louis Walsh with GROUPS. The locations for judges houses have also been revealed. Mel is heading to Mexico, Louis is taking the groups to Bermuda, Cheryl and the ladies are heading to Nice, and Simon to America. How exciting!