PICTURES! See the boys at X Factor 2016 judges' houses

The X Factor 2016's top seven boys have been revealed and here they are at judges' houses.

Last Saturday evening saw Nicole Scherzinger take control of the Boys category this year and she had the very tough task of whittling them down to just six for judges' houses.

The six chair challenge at Wembley Arena saw LOTS of drama and an impromptu sing off as Nicole found it difficult selecting who to give a seat to.

Once all was said and done, James Hughes, Niall Sexton, Matt Terry, Freddy Parker, Nate Simpson and Christian Burrows had a seat and are now through to judges' houses.

However that wasn't all as the group got an extra wildcard act in a twist, chosen by Simon Cowell.

Having originally auditioned as a solo act and then made it to Six Chair Challenge in a newly put together boyband, Ryan Lawrie made a comeback.

Ryan said: “It was totally unexpected and I was absolutely buzzing to get a call from Simon. I’m really excited for it and with all the feelings and emotions running through me it just doesn’t feel real at all. I want to show Nicole why Simon brought me back”

All seven guys will now be flying out to Nice in France this weekend with mentor Nicole and his her guest judge Calvin Harris where they'll sing for one of three places in the live finals.

Find out who gets through to the LIVE SHOWS during the judges' houses when The X Factor continues on ITV Saturday 1st October at 8pm and Sunday 2nd October at 7.30pm.

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