X Factor duo Tom and Laura SHOCK as they ignore Simon Cowell who told them to split

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X Factor duo Tom and Laura left the judges stunned with their surprise audition on tonight's show.

The pair are a performing duo from Liverpool who have been in a relationship for two and half years.

Tom and Laura got together while in college and Tom currently works as a claims handler while Laura does volunteer work.

"I'd like someone to say 'What's your occupation?' and say professional singer," Laura told cameras on the show.

The couple are HUGE X Factor fans and were hoping for four yesses... followed by a cheeky Nandos to celebrate.

Singing sex on fire, the duo got a HUGE reaction from the judges who seemingly felt the pair would be another joke act.

"You gave me goosebumps when you guys were singing," Sharon Osbourne said. "I really, really lovely, pleasant surprise.

"You compliment each other well, you've got a nice relationship, good chemistry," added Nicole Scherzinger.

However Simon Cowell dropped a bombshell: "Laura, you're good and Tom you're fantastic. I'm sorry, for me there is such a vast difference, I think you Tom should go on your own."

"I can't do that," Tom replied.

"I thought you might say that," Simon admitted, then telling Laura: "But you've got to let him take the lead."

With four yesses, the duo made it through to bootcamp.

You can watch Tom and Laura's audition below...

The X Factor 2016 auditions continue next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

And don't forget all new Xtra Factor LIVE which airs straight after on ITV2, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson.

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