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29/08/2014 10:07 BST | Updated 16/08/2016 08:59 BST

X Factor's 20 Funniest Moments: From Rylan Clark's Crying To Ablisa's Infamous Audition (VIDEOS)

The stage is set, the judges have been announced, our phone is waiting to be turned off for the first time since Ben Haenow took home the prize last year… ‘The X Factor’ is back!

This year, the 'X Factor' is back with what promises to be an explosive double bill, with returning judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, and newbies Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw, all taking their places on the panel.

Just some of the hilarious moments seen on 'The X Factor'

Of course, we’re looking forward to seeing the new array of talent who’ve shown up to this year’s auditions… but to pretend that’s all ‘X Factor’ is about would be foolish.

We all know we're watching for the spectacle too, and what we love most is when the show really gets us laughing.

So, to prepare for the ‘X Factor’s triumphant return to our screens, we’ve rounded up some of our most cherished hilarious moments - from Rylan Clark’s hysterical crying on Nicole Scherzinger to Sharon Osbourne winding up Simon, with some seriously dodgy auditions thrown in for good measure...

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