With just two weeks to go until we see The X Factor back on our telly screens, we've decided to list our all-time top 5 moments of the show years gone by. Even with auditions and performances aside, it was a tough ask to pick just five highlights from around 7 years’ worth of footage, but here's what we got...
From water fights on the live shows to arguments over council estates and a tad of violence from a very stubborn door, here are our Top 5 moments, what are yours?
Sharon's water attack
It's 2005, the second series of The X Factor, and duo Journey South have just performed. Louis slams Simon Cowell's song choice for them, Sharon can't stop laughing and Simon Cowell just can't wipe the smile from his face. Then this happens...
Xtra Factor's Steve
Poor Steve! If it wasn't for him getting a little too excited when facing judges Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue in 2009, his audition would've probably been left on the cutting room floor. As it is, what happened, happened, and we're going to share it with you all over again:
Cheryl's fish face
When we were watching this show we thought we were just seeing things at first but - thanks to the wonders of Sky+ - we could see we were seeing a Chezza pull the wackiest of faces on The X Factor.
Cheryl v. Wagner
This spat was one of many great moments on last year's final stages and is the reason why live telly is just so great.
It started a few days before Saturday's performance show, with a tabloid report suggesting Wagner had insulting Cheryl Cole. The 54-year-old Brazilian was quoted as saying: "Cheryl has never spoken to me properly, but that’s ok, She’s just a girl from a council estate who got lucky when somebody gave her a job in showbusiness."
Cheryl brought up the comments following Wagner's performance, telling him: "You shouldn’t worry about how lucky I am, you should be worrying about how lucky you are still being here."
Wagner defended himself, claiming his words has been twisted, but an irate Cheryl wasn't having any of it.
Check out the video here:
Sharon v. door
Kimberley Walsh experiencing South Shields
Another bonus. Poor Kimberley.
Other amazing X Factor moments not included in this list:
- Calvin Harris stage invasion with a pineapple
- Jedward's Oops I Did It Again performance
- Any Wagner performance
- Sharon's outburst against Steve Brookstein