10 things we learned in a chat with the X Factor judges about this year's series

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The X Factor 2015 judges have reflected back on this year's series and here's what they had to stay.

Three acts went head to head in the final earlier this month as Reggie n Bollie, Che Chesterman and Louisa Johnson did battle in the last live show of the series.

Ahead of Louisa's victory, judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw sat down to chat all about this year's show.

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Reggie n Bollie have REALLY surprised Simon Cowell

He says: "I thought they would be just a joke act if I’m being honest with you; I couldn’t take them seriously. But they have just grown on everyone and they are the nicest people, you can’t help but like them. "

Che has a secret funny side

According to Cheryl: "Che came on quite shy and now that I know him, he's funny as hell. His personality has really come alive now."

Seann Miley Moore's exit shocked everyone

"Seann Miley Moore was definitely the most shocking as he went so early and lots of us originally thought he could have been a contender for the final," said Simon.

Rita agreed: "I was surprised when Seann Miley Moore exited the competition. He was an incredible singer and performer."

Although Cheryl still can't believe Alien have gone

They had so much to give and they didn't have enough time to show the public what they had to give, so for me that was still a shock because I thought they were absolutely amazing," the Groups mentor explained.

Rita Ora wants to duet with Reggie n Bollie

After Louisa, of course.

Simon wanted to mentor the Girls

Although his reaction when getting the Overs back at six chairs made this fairly clear.

The six chair challenge nearly "broke" Rita

"It definitely wasn’t my favourite," she admitted. "I cannot believe they make you do that. It is beyond stressful. It nearly broke me.

Nick wanted Lauren to win (after Che!)

He explained: "I think she is incredible at singing, she has a beautiful voice which sounds effortless and it doesn't sound over-rehearsed. I think she's really likeable and real. She's not hungry for fame, which is quite nice; she's kind of nonchalant about it which I find very attractive."

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This has been Cheryl's favourite series

"Not that I haven't loved everyone in the previous ones," she insisted, "But it's just been a lot more upbeat and light-hearted and fun. I can't wait to come to work just to see Reggie ‘N’ Bollie's smile."

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack are closer than ever

Caroline says: "I didn't think it would be possible. I always think I'm going to find out something about him and think 'oh, you're not completely perfect' but he kind of is, it's annoying!

"We've become better friends because we've needed each other more; it's tougher presenting the main show and we've had more stuff to deal with so we've been there for each other which is really nice."


The X Factor final airs this Saturday and Sunday night, live on ITV from 8PM.

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