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If, like us, you were barely able to contain your excitement in the countdown to X Factor: Celebrity's much-anticipated return last weekend, you'll have no doubt been googling funny X Factor auditions to keep you sane until the big return.

And we've been right there with you, watching the hilarious clips during our lunch breaks and they're just too good not to share.

So here's a round-up of the best hilariously cringeworthy past auditions. You're welcome.

Series 13: Beck Martin

There's only one word for Beck Martin's audition in 2016 - ICONIC. The gym instructor and McDonalds manager wowed the judges (probably for all the wrong reasons) when he performed his original song Friday Night. He brought along his best dance moves, one-liners and of course his smoke machine. This got the whole audition room so rowdy, the crew members were jumping around the judges and Nicole Scherzinger even STOOD on the judges desk screaming, "Yes!"

Series 10: Ryan and Lydia

Blackpool besties Ryan and Lydia smashed onto our screens, with their unforgettable rapping skills carried out as soon as they entered the audition room, which ended in Ryan giving Louis his number. The pair then started to say how starstruck they were about meeting Sharon Osbourne yet it all went downhill after Sharon asked the pair if they "were serious", following on from their out of tune performance.

After Gary Barlow said they "couldn't get a gig in an empty pub", it kicked OFF, with Ryan shouting, "Gary, there's no need to be rude to us is there? I've not been rude to you. I've not criticised your hair 'do or kit so don't criticise me."

Series 11: Raign

After spending "14 hours a day in the studio" to perfect her audition, Raign entered the audition room confident she was going to pull off the best performance the judges had ever seen. However, when she got two yes' and two no's, she was fuming. You'll have to watch to see what happened next.

Series 8: George Gerasimou

After appearing on the show in 2009 as a band member of Triple Trouble, George returned to the show two years later in a bid to pick up his dignity, after he told the audience to "Shut up", threw his mic and stormed off stage. However, it didn't seem to go to plan as he ended up getting into a fight with one of the judges...

Series 9: Ant and Seb

Declaring your sound is a mix between Usher and P Diddy with undertones of Rick Astley, and then promptly belting out Peter Andre's Mysterious Girl is always going to be a winning combo. Amazing.

Series 7: Abbey and Lisa, AKA 'Ablisa'

In the year that saw One Direction propel to ridiculous levels of fame, we were also introduced to pitch-perfect duo, Ablisa. Flawless display. Note to self- when performing on X Factor, try to avoid insulting the judges and hitting your band mate in the face.

Series 13: Bradley and Ottavio

Bradley and Ottavio first auditioned for The X Factor as solo contestants, after the former best friends fell out prior to the auditions. As the show documented their fall out, which was over raw chicken (yes really), the judges asked to see the pair perform together. It was SO cringeworthy but the pair got through and made it to the live finals...

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Celebrity X Factor contestants - SLIDER

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Megan McKenna

Reality star Megan McKenna has ditched her reality roots in recent years to focus on her music career, releasing a country album called 'Story Of Me' in 2018. Will she impress the judges?

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The Islanders

Love Island stars Samira Mighty, Eyal Booker, Zara McDermott and Wes Nelson have all teamed up to create the ultimate Islander super group.

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Jenny Ryan

As well as her current appearance on Celebrity MasterChef, The Chase legend Jenny Ryan is also about to showcase her singing talents.

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Kevin McHale

American actor Kevin McHale is no stranger to the music world! Kevin appeared on hit show Glee as Artie Abrams, before landing a music deal with Universal Music Group.

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Ricki Lake

She's known best as chat show host out in America, but Ricki Lake has appeared in a number of musicals in the past.

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Hayley Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff's 27-year-old daughter Hayley has also signed up for the new show.

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Brendan Cole and Jeremy Edwards

After being sacked from Strictly Come Dancing, Brendan Cole has jumped ship and signed up alongside former Hollyoaks actor Jeremy Edwards.

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Martin Bashir

British journalist Martin Bashir has taken part in a number of controversial interviews in the past, including one with Michael Jackson and one with Princess Diana in 1995.

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Victoria Ekanoye

After quitting Coronation Street in January this year, soap star Victoria Ekanoye has landed a role on Celebrity X Factor.

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Max and Harvey

British lads Max and Harvey have enjoyed a massive rise in fame thanks to the app Although they've both been performing since they were kids, the duo have now performed to massive crowds across the world.

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Olivia Olson

You'll probably recognise her from playing the role of Joanna Anderson in Christmas movie Love Actually, but actress Olivia is no stranger to the world of music, releasing a number of soundtrack albums.

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Try Stars

Rugby stars Thom Evans, Ben Foden and Levi Davis have all teamed up to create a Sports Supergroup called Try Stars.

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Jonny Labey

Former EastEnders actor Jonny Labey is known for playing the role of Paul Coker, but he's also appeared in a number of stage plays, and he was a contestant on Dance Dance Dance in 2017.

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Social media stars Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie have joined forces to create girl group V5.

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Series 9: Lorna Bliss

When appearing on national TV, first impressions are everything. Judging by Nicole's face, Lorna Bliss made quite the impression in her string body stocking/neon thong combo. And that was before her Britney Spears rendition and awkward bum shuffle towards the judging panel began…

Series 7: Wagner

Nothing quite like watching a velvet jacket wearing Wagner hip grinding with the best of them, performing a medley of Ricky Martin's She Bangs, and Love Shack.

Series 6: Emma and Sam Chawner, AKA 'Sister Act'

You have to admire Emma's determination. After being knocked back twice before by Simon and the gang, she went back for more, singing Mariah Carey's Hero with her sis Sam. Sadly, while her bravery is to be admired, her singing ability never actually seemed to improve.

Series 4: Dawn "The Jockey"

How can we forget Dawn, who entered the famous audition room in 2007, and attempted to sing for the judges. Well, she was until Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh started to laugh, then actually couldn't stop, leading to Simon Cowell asking them to leave. Sharon then proceeded to leave the room and walked into a DOOR. This left the nation howling at Sharon's expense. We're sure she was OK with that.

Series 1: Robert Unwin

Barbie Girl, as you've NEVER heard it before. Like the judges, we are speechless. Worth watching for Simon Cowell's bemused face and 'is this a joke?' comment.

Series 5: Ariel Burdett

Reaching high notes that only dogs could hear, Ariel, a 'holistic vocal coach' from Wakefield was quite possibly the angriest contestant The X Factor has ever seen. FYI guys, that wasn't a song she performed, it was an 'academic construction'. Obviously.

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X Factor: Celebrity The Islanders
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After the show's return, The Islanders, made up of Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott, Eyal Booker and Wes Nelson, spoke to heat magazine, revealing they're serious about winning the show and even admitted a collaboration with Ed Sheeran might be on the cards.

Eyal said, "We want to be a successful band...Release a few songs. And then go on tour. I’d love to work with Ed Sheeran."

Wes chipped in: "People go on The X Factor with no musical background and end up so successful, so there’s no reason it can’t happen to us. We’re bringing the shock factor.

"We just want to be known for something other than dating."

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