X Factor 2016 bootcamp party gets gatecrashed by the judges

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Bootcamp begins tonight on The X Factor 2016 following the very last auditions but there's a surprise in store.

120 hopefuls end up making it through the first stage and travel to London for the bootcamp weekend.

They're welcomed at Alexandra Palace by Dermot O'Leary who announces: "Your X Factor 2016 bootcamp starts right here!"

Dermot explains: "The next couple of days, the judges are going to set you challenges. Those that get through those challenges, get through to the dreaded six chair challenge.

"Those that don't, unfortunately and sadly pack their bags and go home. It's going to be a very, very tough couple of days of your life, it's going to be long days, you're not going to get much sleep and you're going to have to work very hard and the learning curve is so, so steep.

"However, we're not all bad and we're laying on a little party for you, all on Simon's dollar!"

And with that, the group get to enjoy food, drinks, a hot tub and topless waiters as some of them party into the night.

However the celebrations are then crashed by four judge-shaped party poopers.

"So how's the party?" quips Simon Cowell. "The important thing to remember is that even though it is a party, these are not your friends, they are your rivals. One of you or a group is going to win The X Factor 2016."

Sharon Osbourne adds: "Tomorrow is when the business starts"

The X Factor 2016 airs tonight at 8PM with the final auditions and start of bootcamp and continues with a bumper episode on Sunday night from 7:30PM.

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