Posted: 13 August 2012

The X Factor Live Finals to move to Manchester

TalkTalk is pleased to announce that The X Factor Live Final 2012 will take place in Manchester at Manchester Central. It's the first time in the show's history that the Final has moved out of London and it is set to be one of the most thrilling entertainment events of the year.

Judges, Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa and Louis Walsh plus host Dermot O'Leary and the finalists will head to Manchester for the exciting climax to the series when The X Factor Winner 2012 will be crowned.

In its second year as The X Factor Live Final sponsor (and 4th year as The X Factor sponsor), TalkTalk will be giving customers 10,000 tickets to the Live Final weekend via its Facebook page

ITV, FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) and Syco will work closely with TalkTalk to activate all on and off-air aspects of this series’ sponsorship campaign.

X Factor Judge, Louis Walsh says: “Our Live Final is going to be another major event - so The X Factor 2012 has everything! I believe it’s going to be our best series yet.”

Tristia Clarke, Commercial Director of TalkTalk says: "We can't wait to take The X Factor Live Finals to Manchester for the first time. This year we helped to create the mobile auditions which recruited talent from all over the country and we're delighted that 10,000 of our customers will have the chance to join us at the finals in Manchester."

Angie Robinson, Chief Executive of Manchester Central says: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome The X Factor Live Final to Manchester Central, in its first year out of London. We’re well versed in hosting prestigious, high profile events and are incredibly excited to help make this year’s final one of the most spectacular yet!.”

Located in the heart of Manchester’s city centre, Manchester Central has been an iconic feature of the city’s skyline for almost 130 years. From opening its doors as a railway station in 1880, Manchester Central has undergone massive transformation to become a state-of-the-art venue that plays host to world-leading events.

TalkTalk TV is the official sponsor of The X Factor and The X Factor Live Finals.