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VIDEO GALLERY: The X Factor's 30 best EVER moments

It's our favourite time of year again (apart from Christmas Day) when weekends have only one purpose – to watch The X Factor.

With the new series almost upon us and to celebrate the show's tenth series, we've put together our favourite moments from the past nine years. But before we enter a world of leaf bikinis, ok.com and Louis Walsh giving the audience the fingers, let's look at our favourite EVER X Factor moment caught on camera – Simon Cowell totally rumbled singing along to Joe McElderry back in 2009.

Enjoy.

And, see this week's heat magazine for more X Factor best moments, all the contestants and an exclusive behind the scenes peek at this series! OUT NOW!

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Simon Cowell getting caught out singing along to Joe McElderry
Simon Cowell getting caught out singing along to Joe McElderry
Simon Cowell getting caught out singing along to Joe McElderry
 
Simon Cowell getting caught out singing along to Joe McElderry

Sinitta’s leaf bikini
Sinitta’s leaf bikini
Sinitta’s leaf bikini
 
Sinitta’s leaf bikini

Then Robbie Williams got in on the action when he was Gary’s mentor two years later
Then Robbie Williams got in on the action when he was Gary’s mentor two years later
Then Robbie Williams got in on the action when he was Gary’s mentor two years later
 
Then Robbie Williams got in on the action when he was Gary’s mentor two years later

Ablisa’s fight
Ablisa’s fight
Ablisa’s fight
 
Ablisa’s fight

Eoghan Quigg running on during Diana Vickers’ last performance
Eoghan Quigg running on during Diana Vickers’ last performance
Eoghan Quigg running on during Diana Vickers’ last performance
 
Eoghan Quigg running on during Diana Vickers’ last performance

Pussygate
Pussygate
Pussygate
 
Pussygate

Kitty Brucknell being accosted by Lady GaGa on The Xtra Factor
Kitty Brucknell being accosted by Lady GaGa on The Xtra Factor
Kitty Brucknell being accosted by Lady GaGa on The Xtra Factor
 
Kitty Brucknell being accosted by Lady GaGa on The Xtra Factor

Rachel Adedeji - owner of the best TV name ever (thanks to voiceover man, Peter Dickson)
Rachel Adedeji - owner of the best TV name ever (thanks to voiceover man, Peter Dickson)
Rachel Adedeji - owner of the best TV name ever (thanks to voiceover man, Peter Dickson)
 
Rachel Adedeji - owner of the best TV name ever (thanks to voiceover man, Peter Dickson)

... and then she got so excited she fell over:
... and then she got so excited she fell over:
... and then she got so excited she fell over:
 
... and then she got so excited she fell over:

Rylan Clark crying
Rylan Clark crying
Rylan Clark crying
 
Rylan Clark crying

JLS's JB wishes us a Merry Christmas
JLS's JB wishes us a Merry Christmas
JLS's JB wishes us a Merry Christmas
 
JLS's JB wishes us a Merry Christmas

Dermot O'Leary's spin and point
Dermot O'Leary's spin and point
Dermot O'Leary's spin and point
 
Dermot O'Leary's spin and point

Louis Walsh's comments
Louis Walsh's comments
Louis Walsh's comments
 
Louis Walsh's comments

Chico Slimani almost getting electrocuted at judges house
Chico Slimani almost getting electrocuted at judges house
Chico Slimani almost getting electrocuted at judges house
 
Chico Slimani almost getting electrocuted at judges house

Simon Cowell vs Holly Jervis' cave mouth
Simon Cowell vs Holly Jervis' cave mouth
Simon Cowell vs Holly Jervis' cave mouth
 
Simon Cowell vs Holly Jervis' cave mouth

Katie Waissel’s SOD IT
Katie Waissel’s SOD IT
Katie Waissel’s SOD IT
 
Katie Waissel’s SOD IT

Alexandra Burke's OK.com
Alexandra Burke's OK.com
Alexandra Burke's OK.com
 
Alexandra Burke's OK.com

Alexandra Burke crying with Beyonce
Alexandra Burke crying with Beyonce
Alexandra Burke crying with Beyonce
 
Alexandra Burke crying with Beyonce

Whitney Houston’s bra strap coming undone during her performance of Million Dollar Bill
Whitney Houston’s bra strap coming undone during her performance of Million Dollar Bill
Whitney Houston’s bra strap coming undone during her performance of Million Dollar Bill
 
Whitney Houston’s bra strap coming undone during her performance of Million Dollar Bill

Britney Spears answering completely different questions to the ones Dermot was asking her
Britney Spears answering completely different questions to the ones Dermot was asking her
Britney Spears answering completely different questions to the ones Dermot was asking her
 
Britney Spears answering completely different questions to the ones Dermot was asking her

Fagashbreathgate between Tulisa and Gary. No love lost there.
Fagashbreathgate between Tulisa and Gary. No love lost there.
Fagashbreathgate between Tulisa and Gary. No love lost there.
 
Fagashbreathgate between Tulisa and Gary. No love lost there.

Olly Murs awkwardly ripping open his popper-fastened denim shirt
Olly Murs awkwardly ripping open his popper-fastened denim shirt
Olly Murs awkwardly ripping open his popper-fastened denim shirt
 
Olly Murs awkwardly ripping open his popper-fastened denim shirt

Take That singing together as a five piece for the first time in 15 years with Robbie.
Take That singing together as a five piece for the first time in 15 years with Robbie.
Take That singing together as a five piece for the first time in 15 years with Robbie.
 
Take That singing together as a five piece for the first time in 15 years with Robbie.

Geri Halliwell being a guest judge, arriving atop a car
Geri Halliwell being a guest judge, arriving atop a car
Geri Halliwell being a guest judge, arriving atop a car
 
Geri Halliwell being a guest judge, arriving atop a car

Justin Bieber trying to flirt with Cheryl when he performed on the show
Justin Bieber trying to flirt with Cheryl when he performed on the show
Justin Bieber trying to flirt with Cheryl when he performed on the show
 
Justin Bieber trying to flirt with Cheryl when he performed on the show

A rather portly purple polo neck-clad Robbie Williams giving Louis Walsh a lapdance
A rather portly purple polo neck-clad Robbie Williams giving Louis Walsh a lapdance
A rather portly purple polo neck-clad Robbie Williams giving Louis Walsh a lapdance
 
A rather portly purple polo neck-clad Robbie Williams giving Louis Walsh a lapdance

Gary Barlow storming off when Rylan made it through in week one
Gary Barlow storming off when Rylan made it through in week one
Gary Barlow storming off when Rylan made it through in week one
 
Gary Barlow storming off when Rylan made it through in week one

Louis Walsh sticking two fingers up at the audience (literally) during Jedward’s performance of Rock DJ
Louis Walsh sticking two fingers up at the audience (literally) during Jedward’s performance of Rock DJ
Louis Walsh sticking two fingers up at the audience (literally) during Jedward’s performance of Rock DJ
 
Louis Walsh sticking two fingers up at the audience (literally) during Jedward’s performance of Rock DJ

Nicole Scherzinger’s love of new words (hello, shamazing) and standing on the judge’s table
Nicole Scherzinger’s love of new words (hello, shamazing) and standing on the judge’s table
Nicole Scherzinger’s love of new words (hello, shamazing) and standing on the judge’s table
 
Nicole Scherzinger’s love of new words (hello, shamazing) and standing on the judge’s table

The sexual tension and glances between Harry Styles and his ex Caroline Flack
The sexual tension and glances between Harry Styles and his ex Caroline Flack
The sexual tension and glances between Harry Styles and his ex Caroline Flack
 
The sexual tension and glances between Harry Styles and his ex Caroline Flack

 
 

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