Did you ever line up for auditions when The X Factor came to Ipswich?

The once hugely popular music show visited the town in 2015 for mobile auditions. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The Funky Twiglets, Jasmine Cowgill (L to R) Charlie Cooper and Henry White ready for their X Factor audition at the Sailmaker Shopping CentreThe Funky Twiglets, Jasmine Cowgill (L to R) Charlie Cooper and Henry White ready for their X Factor audition at the Sailmaker Shopping Centre (Image: Newsquest)

East Anglian Daily Times: The X Factor Audition Pod comes to The Buttermarket Shopping CentreThe X Factor Audition Pod comes to The Buttermarket Shopping Centre (Image: Newsquest)East Anglian Daily Times: Dwayne Clarke from Leiston after his X Factor audition at The Sailmakers where he sang Ed Sheeran's A-TeamDwayne Clarke from Leiston after his X Factor audition at The Sailmakers where he sang Ed Sheeran's A-Team (Image: Newsquest)

The show was axed in 2018 after it had been on air for 17 years. 

Many talented performers from East Anglia have taken part in the show, but the most famous are superstar Essex singers Olly Murs, who surprisingly lost out in the 2009 final, and Matt Cardle, who won in 2010.

East Anglian Daily Times: Lindsey Wyborn with Sophie Williams at the auditions Lindsey Wyborn with Sophie Williams at the auditions (Image: Newsquest)East Anglian Daily Times: The X Factor Audition Pod comes to The Buttermarket Shopping CentreThe X Factor Audition Pod comes to The Buttermarket Shopping Centre (Image: Newsquest)

The show's team made visits to the area over the years including the audition pod's trip to the Buttermarket Centre in Ipswich in 2015.

Then the show's team was back in town the following year, this time at the Sailmakers shopping centre.