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X Factor down to final 32 contestants

The X Factor reached the end of Boot Camp last night with the remaining 32 contestants being divided between the show's four judges ahead of the final cull next weekend.

Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland was given the girls category and the eight remaining hopefuls will now jet off to Miami for the judges' houses section where selection takes place ahead of the live shows.

Rowland appeared to be over the moon with the chance to mentor the eight remaining girls: Amelia Lily, Mischa Bryan, Holly Repton, Sian Phillips, Janet Devlin, Jade Richards, and Sophie Habibis and Melanie McCabe.

‘Oh boy we are going to have some fun,’ the singer told the group. ‘We got to win this confidence is key, you got to communicate with me, I really mean that.’

Gary Barlow appeared equally happy when he was selected to mentor the boys. The Take That singer will host hopefuls Joe Cox, Frankie Cocozza, Luke Lucas, John Wilding, Marcus Collins, Max Vickers, James Michael and Craig Colton in Los Angeles.

‘Oh my goodness,’ Barlow told the group. ‘I can’t believe it, and you know what the lucky thing for you guys is, this is my first year and I’m going to be on you 24-hours a day.’

N-Dubz singer Tulisa will mentor the groups while Louis Walsh was handed arguably the least attractive category: the over 25's.

Tulisa seemed delighted to have been given the groups who will now travel with her to Greece: ‘Guys you can’t even imagine how emotional I’m feeling right now, from now on, honestly, I’m here one-hundred percent for all of you from the bottom of my heart.’

The remaining groups that will take part in final selection include Girl V Boy, The Keys, Vice, 2 Shoes, The Risk, Estrella, Nu Vibe and Rhythmix.

Louis, who has only once managed to win the X Factor with Shayne Ward back in 2005, admitted that he had drawn the shortest straw but would do his best to end his losing streak.

Samantha Brookes, Joseph Gilligan, Terry Winstanley, Kitty Brucknell, Jonjo Kerr, Goldie Cheung, Johnny Robinson and Carolynne Poole will all travel to Barcelona with Louis hopeful of making it through to the live shows.

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