Dermot O'Leary reveals some VERY exciting audition news in first X Factor promo video

Plus he says he's 'dusting off' his dancing shoes!

After the news that Dermot O'Leary will be returning to The X Factor he has wasted no time in getting straight back to work

The X Factor have released the first promo video with Dermot in it. In the short 30-second clip Dermot can be seen walking down a suburban street asking people to apply for the show.

At one point a familiar face pops up, with previous contestant Wagner appearing as Dermot says, 'Tell me you are doing it.'

The popular presenter goes on to reveal the big stage auditions are out and the classic audition rooms are back by popular demand, saying: 'So I've had a lovely holiday and now I'm back and more importantly, so is The X Factor. Plus, you wanted it so you got it – the audition rooms are back.'

The 42-year-old presenter, who is best known for his cheeky, chatty style and fancy footwork, previously confirmed the news of his return saying: 'I'm very flattered to be asked back to The X Factor, and am currently dusting off my dancing shoes.'

Having spent his year 'off' The X Factor, presenting BBC One series The Getaway Car, Dermot hinted that he couldn't resist the live shows, saying: 'There is nothing more exciting than hosting live TV on a Saturday night. The show is naturally very close to my heart, after having hosted it for eight years.

'I'm really looking forward to it, and excited to be back.'

And it's not just Dermot that looks pleased to be returning to The X Factor, big boss Simon Cowell has expressed his excitement too, saying 'Dermot's back, hooray! And so is his dancing! Welcome home, Dermot.'

During Dermot's break from the show Olly Murs and Caroline Flack presented the series, but after ratings reportedly plummeted it looks like X Factor bosses were keen to give the gig back to popular Dermot. Both Olly and Caroline have confirmed that they won't be back this year.

The rest of the line up for the judging panel still hasn't been revealed, with many thinking Simon will be keen to keep it under wraps for as long as possible. There has been speculation that Sharon Osbourne will be returning, while Louis Walsh has also recently been talking about the show, saying he would be keen to return if he could join his dream line up of Simon, Sharon and Nicole Scherzinger again.

We guess we'll just have to watch this space!

Rosie Conroy
Food Writer

Rosie is an experienced food and drinks journalist who has spent over a decade writing about restaurants, cookery, and foodie products. Previously Content Editor at and Digital Food Editor on Woman&Home, Rosie is well used to covering everything from food news through to taste tests. Now, as well as heading up the team at SquareMeal - the UK's leading guide to restaurants and bars - she also runs a wedding floristry business in Scotland called Lavender and Rose.