'The X Factor' is celebrating ten heeeeuuuuge years on the box this year so we thought it was only right and proper that we took a look back at the show's most memorable moments from the last decade.

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There have been enough tears to fill Simon Cowell's indoor swimming pool several times over and more tantrums than we can shake a Sinitta palm-leaf bikini at.

There have also been fisticuffs, wardrobe malfunctions and errrm Calvin Harris stage invading with a pineapple on his head.

So as the tenth series hits our screens, here's our top 20 best bits from the show so far...

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  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    2010: Friends Abbey and Lisa, AKA *coughs* Ablisa, came to blows onstage but not before murdering Shayne Ward's 'That My Goal' and asking Natalie Imbruglia who she was. Who needs enemies etc, etc

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    2012: Hysterical crying, collapsing to the floor, wailing... Rylan Clark's reaction to the news Nicole Scherzinger was taking him through to the live shows was TV gold.

  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    2010: You don't have to be a professional lip-reader to work out what that naughty little scamp Harry Styles whispered into Matt Cardle's ear after he won the final in 2010. Tut tut.

  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    Nicole Scherzinger: All of her.

  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    2010: Cheryl Cole declared that Cher Lloyd was 'reet up her street' when she auditioned in 2010 - and after 37million views on YouTube, it seems she's not the only one.

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    2008: Alexandra Burke is crowned the winner of the 2008 series after a show-stopping performance of 'Listen' with her hero, Beyonce. Spine-tingling stuff that had us (and Alexandra) welling up.

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    2012: Tulisa was left speechless when Gary brought up her 'fag ash breath' during one of the live shows. We bet that doesn't happen very often.

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    2011: Lady Gaga runs on stage to embrace Marmite act Kitty Brucknell. Totes emosh.

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    2010: Cheryl and Dannii refuse to clap and aim their very best death stares in Jay Kay from Jamiroquai's direction after he slated them in the press ahead of his performance on the show. Two words: don't mess.

  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    2012: Gary Barlow goes all diva on our asses as he storms off the live show in disgust at Rylan Clark going through to the next round over his act, Carolynne Poole. Remember her? Exactly.

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    2010: Justin Bieber tries his luck with Cheryl Cole. Fails.

  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    2012: Pink-a-like Zoe Alexander throws the mother of all tantrums following her audition. We're still quaking behind our sofa. Brrrrrr.

  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    2009: Calvin Harris enjoyed Jedward's rendition of the Queen classic 'Under Pressure' so much that he invaded the stage. With a pineapple on his head, natch.

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    2011: Alexandra Burke introduces the phrase 'ok.com' to the nation. Nation cringes.

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    2010: Whitney Houston put in a memorable performance back in 2010 - for all the wrong reasons. She started to sing 'Million Dollar Bill' in the wrong place, struggled through the performance and then suffered a major wardrobe malfunction when her bra strap came undone. Not her finest hour.

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    2012: Geri Halliwell vs Gary Barlow, AKA Barking vs Boring.

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    2011: Before Nicole Scherzinger brought new levels of camp to the show, there was Kelly 'who knew you were doing uptempo, owww' Rowland. J'adore.

  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    2009: Lady Gaga sings 'Bad Romance' drressed as mad bat woman in a bath. As you do.

  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    2011: Robbie 'does a Sinitta' as he helps his Take That mate Gary Barlow at judges houses. Not sure she'd have worn those socks though, Rob.

  • Top 20 'X Factor' Moments

    2010: Cher Lloyd loses it during the Judges' Houses stage of the competition, blaming a throat infection, not that Cheryl Cole seemed to mind - she still out her through to the live shows.

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