The X Factor judges were left screaming with fear on tonight’s show after taking a ride on a terrifying ghost train.
Holding the latest round of auditions at Thorpe Park provided the perfect opportunity to turn the tables on the fearsome judges as they took on the dark ride.
The contestants were feeling scared as they waited for the chance to transform their lives, but it wasn’t just the hopefuls that were left sweating.
Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh all boarded Derren Brown’s Ghost Train – a motion simulation ride that incorporates virtual reality.
The petrified judges were subjected to a horrific experience as a demon crawled along the carriage, but that was just Simon climbing on board.
At one point Nicole started screaming, before Simon said: “Nicole that’s me.”
The music mogul looked shaken after getting off the ride, admitting: “That was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done.”
Nicole added: “Ok now back to some scary auditions.”
Little did she know she had just tempted fate, as the next collection of contestants proved to be some of the most bizarre in the show’s history.
First up was Ginny Lemon, who rocked up in a bright yellow wig, blue eyebrows and big glasses.
Ginny said: “I’m Ginny Lemon, fancy a slice?”
Simon and Nicole were left open-mouthed as Ginny belted out Just A Little by Liberty X and came right up to the judges table.
After giving four ‘nos’ to Ginny, Simon asked: “What the hell just happened?”
Next was Doctor Woof, wearing a glittering rainbow coloured jacket, with a dark black wig and top hat.
He revealed he was a Time Lord by night, but in the day he was an IT manager called Andy.
Sharon said he was very entertaining but not right for this show, while when asked what he thought Simon just said: “Woof”.
Louis jokingly asked: “Did he escape from the ghost train?”
The final scary contestant was Holly Penfield, who sang B**** by Meredith Brooks.
Simon was left scared by her ‘fairy wand whip’ which she waved around near the judges table.
She also rattled Nicole, who admitted she had never been approached like that i her life.
* The X Factor continues on Sunday at 8.00pm on ITV