Rylan and Nicole re-create THAT X Factor Judges’ Houses moment to launch Xtra Factor 2016

The tears, the 'are you serious?!', the falling to the floor, it's all here as the former contestant joins this year's presenting line-up

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Rylan Clark-Neal and Nicole Scherzinger have re-created that X Factor 2012 Judges’ Houses moment to launch Xtra Factor 2016. 

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You know the bit? It was where Rylan (then a contestant) cried for 23 whole minutes, sobbing all over a $2,500 limited edition Versace cushion, yelling that his then mentor Scherzy couldn’t possibly be serious about taking the big ‘risk’ of putting him on live shows. 

The outfits are in place, the sobbing, the screeching, the falling to the floor, it’s all there.  

“Might be in EastEnders next week you just don’t know,” Rylan teased as the footage was unveiled on This Morning. “It was a bit different in Wembley than it was in Dubai!” he said of filming with the now returned judge. 

Now, as Rylan turned Xtra Factor host on ITV2 he and his co-host Matt Edmondson have also been having a rummage in the dressing up box to do a “mega mix of a lot of X Factor’s biggest hits”. This includes Jedward and Alexandra Burke:

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“We had a really lovely time,” Rylan laughed as he pointed out that Edmondson, here made up like the Little Mix ladies, makes for rather a pretty girl. 

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The new series of The Xtra Factor will see the show go live straight after the very first episode (even though these are pre-recorded room auditions) calling on viewers to get far more involved with their feedback on this year’s acts. 

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The X Factor and Xtra Factor kick off on ITV and ITV2 at the end of this month