The last week end of October 2015 the contestants of the UK’s favourite talent show entered the most nail biting phase of the competition – The X Factor Judges’ Houses. This year saw the esteemed judges getting off to LA, France, the Cotswolds and Italy, with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and the groups residing at Villa Elda in the foothills of Rome for a weekend of filming.

Cheryl enlisted the help of guest judge, Grammy-award winning singer, Jess Glynne to help choose her final 3 group acts who will go through to the Live Shows.

Over the course of the weekend, the contestants had a taste of living like a super star, in-between auditions and filming. The groups were able to relax and unwind in the villa’s beautiful grounds, with a private butler and Michelin starred chef on hand. Cheryl and Jess were also able to take advantage of the villa’s additional services, being flown in by the villa’s own private helicopter.