ITV has released the first photo of the new X Factor judge line-up, with BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and The Voice's Rita Ora joining Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

Show boss Cowell enthused: "It's taken a while! But I am very happy to be able to confirm our line-up of judges for The X Factor this year."

He continued: "The combination of Nick, Cheryl and Rita is going to be a lot of fun! They all bring a lot of enthusiasm and passion for music to the show."

Cowell added: "I have a feeling I am in for a bit of a rough time but sometimes you have to embrace the craziness and now, with luck, we hope to find a star."

Grimshaw, who will continue presenting on BBC Radio 1, said: "I love X Factor and have watched the series religiously since it started, so obviously I'm hugely excited to be joining the show.

"Music is my job and my passion and I'm really looking forward to seeing what talent we can find and nurture this year. I can't wait for Judges' Houses in Oldham."

Singer Ora said: "This is a journey I can't wait to embark on to find some talented singers. It's the new generation taking over."