In the past, X Factor contestants have looked forward to the stage in the show when they are whisked off to exotic locations, ranging from Los Angeles to Morocco.
However this year, the hopefuls in Cheryl Cole's category were, perhaps, disappointed to find they wouldn't be boarding a plane for a sunnier destination.
Following Cheryl's bout of malaria earlier this year, X Factor bosses decided to keep the star in England.
As a result the contestants traveled to Sandbanks in Dorset for the judges' houses round.
However, their new home certainly matches up to the luxury of those in past years.
The £4.5 million property boasts five en-suite bedrooms and a cinema.
It also has beautiful seaside views across Poole Harbour, meaning the hopefuls will be experiencing the celebrity lifestyle much closer to home.
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