TALENTED singers and performers from Halton will be given the chance to apply for the X Factor.

Auditions for the singing contest will take place each day from Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30, at St John's Shopping Centre in the city centre as the search for the next big superstar begins.

No registration is required.

However due to high demand, hopefuls are advised to arrive early to secure a slot in the famous booth - as the mobile auditions are on a first come first served basis.

Auditions will take place in the unit next to Home Bargains from 9am-6pm each day except Sunday when they will take place between 11am-5pm on the first floor of the centre.

Applicants must be 16 or over to audition and it’s essential that they are accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18.

Contestants must bring photo ID and anybody wishing to audition who is in full-time education must attend after 4.30pm.

For more information contact hally.booth@thames.tv.