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It's not all tears and tantrums

X Factor hopefuls make a splash at Judge’s Houses – as celeb guests also make an appearance

Wannabes soak up the sun before getting down to business to try and secure a place at the live finals

JUDGE’s Houses is always the most crucial moment for X Factor contestants – but it isn’t all work and no play.

In new images released ahead of this weekend’s double bill, the wannabes from all four categories are clearly in their element as they jet to different parts of the globe to sing for a place in the live finals.

The X Factor girls have enjoyed Malibu beach while at Judge's Houses
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The X Factor girls have enjoyed Malibu beach while at Judge’s Houses
The girls frolicked in the ocean ahead of their performances
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The girls frolicked in the ocean ahead of their performances
The girls were living the California dream on the beach
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The girls were living the California dream on the beach

Simon Cowell invites his Girls category to Malibu, and the women waste no time getting into their shorts and swimsuits for a splash around in the turquoise waters.

They also enjoy a spot of volleyball on the white sandy beach, clearly in high spirits throughout.

Meanwhile the Boys head to the South of France to sing for judge Nicole Scherzinger and her guest judge, Calvin Harris.

Emily wows judges to take Jordina's seat in the X Factor 'Six Chair Challenge'
They even had time for a spot of beach volleyball
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They even had time for a spot of beach volleyball
Simon hosted the girls at a stunning house overlooking the ocean
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Simon hosted the girls at a stunning house overlooking the ocean
The boys also made sure they had fun on the beach...this time in the South of France
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The boys also made sure they had fun on the beach...this time in the South of France
The boys had the chance to perform for judge Nicole Scherzinger and her guest Calvin Harris
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The boys had the chance to perform for judge Nicole Scherzinger and her guest Calvin Harris
Nicole met them at a lavish villa
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Nicole met them at a lavish villa
X Factor boys Matt and Christian keep their seats in tense Six Chair Challenge sing off

But the boys clearly didn't let the nerves of singing in front of the world's highest paid DJ get the better of them, and also found time to frolic on the nearby beach.

Louis Walsh and his guest judges Fleur East and Alesha Dixon were also in high spirits
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Louis Walsh and his guest judges Fleur East and Alesha Dixon were also in high spirits
Louis and the girls critiqued the groups by the pool
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Louis and the girls critiqued the groups by the pool
However Yes Lad took things one step further and ended up in the pool
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However Yes Lad took things one step further and ended up in the pool
The five guys look happy..but is it because they get through?
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The five guys look happy..but is it because they get through?
Louis Walsh can't make his mind up during X Factor 2016 Six Chair Challenge

Not to be left out, the Groups made the most of their time at judge Louis Walsh's house in Ibiza, with Ottavio and Bradley putting on a typically flamboyant display, with Bradley ending up in the pool at one point.

But by the look on his face, it's unclear if it was intentional or not.

Louis was flanked by the two pretty singers
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Louis was flanked by the two pretty singers
Ottavio and Bradley pulled out all the stops
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Ottavio and Bradley pulled out all the stops
But Bradley finds himself heading straight into the pool at one point
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But Bradley finds himself heading straight into the pool at one point
It's not clear by his face if the dive was planned or not
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It's not clear by his face if the dive was planned or not
Dermot O'Leary cosied up to Louis for a cheeky snap
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Dermot O'Leary cosied up to Louis for a cheeky snap

Yes Lad also got in on the action, with all five boys bounding into the pool, but viewers will have to wait and see if that's because they make it through to the live shows or not.

Louis seems in high spirits too, sharing a laugh with his guest judges, Alesha Dixon and former finalist Fleur East, while host Dermot O'Leary also gets in on the action, cosying up to the Irishman for a cheeky snap.

Sharon Osbourne dithers over whether to pick Irina Dedyuk during X Factor six chair challenge
Sharon Osbourne also has a good giggle with her guest judge, Robbie Williams
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Sharon Osbourne also has a good giggle with her guest judge, Robbie Williams
Sharon welcomes the Overs to LA
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Sharon welcomes the Overs to LA
The category is thrilled to get time in Hollywood with Mrs O
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The category is thrilled to get time in Hollywood with Mrs O
The gang headed to some of the city's most famous sites
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The gang headed to some of the city's most famous sites
All the categories proved there is time for work and play at Judge's Houses
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All the categories proved there is time for work and play at Judge's Houses
Who will Sharon and Robbie put through?
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Who will Sharon and Robbie put through?

Finally the Overs join Sharon Osbourne at her home in Los Angeles, but before they get to meet guest judge Robbie Williams, the wannabes head off to take in all the famous sights of Hollywood.

The X Factor continues on ITV Saturday 1 October at 8pm and Sunday 2nd October at 7.30pm.

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