Remember these X Factor Boot Camp moments?

From the show when One Direction became a thing to the one where Jedward were criticised for singing over other competitors, check out these classic Boot Camp moments from series gone by

This year’s X Factor has reached Boot Camp stage, which means those lucky enough to earn the thumbs up from the judges are back for their second audition. 


The action moves to a swanky country hotel where the judges will set about deciding which acts have made it through to the next round: the Six Chair Challenge. 

But before they do, we’ve had a dig around in the X Factor vault and found these classic moments from X Factor Boot Camps of series past to enjoy all over again…

Zayn Malik didn’t enjoy the dance test put to them during Boot Camp 2010:

As Harry Styles and Liam Payne gave it their all during their individual Boot Camp auditions:

Here’s THAT moment One Direction became a band:

Olly Murs frustrated Simon for his ‘safe’ song choice during 2009’s series, but the other judges fought his corner:

Eventual winner Leona Lewis stood out from the crowd as the judges pitched up inside a lavish mansion in 2006:

Boy band JLS were chuffed to get the nod from Louis Walsh’s guest judge Shane Filan during 2008’s series:

2008 champ Alexandra Burke’s pre-audition tears dried up for her performance, but returned as the judges told the singer her vocals were faultless:

John and Edward – aka Jedward – sort of got the idea of teamwork in the Boot Camp group challenge:

The Six Chairs Challenge is tough, but Steve Brookstein and co were put through their paces with various individual and team challenges and line-ups in 2004’s first series of the competition:

The X Factor Boot Camp stage kicks off Sunday at 7pm on ITV

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