Just four years ago Rylan was scaring Simon Cowell on a weekly basis with his performances on X Factor and he returned to do the same during Saturday night’s Halloween special.
Dressed as the grim reaper, the Xtra Factor presenter crept up behind Simon and Nicole Scherzinger during fright night causing them both to squeal.
— cupcake beth 🎃 (@afterglowlovato) 29 October 2016
Nicole leaped out of her seat in terror.
But the person who pulled the best face had to be Sharon Osbourne.
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) 29 October 2016
Everyone's focusing on Nicole's face when Rylan scared her though really look at Sharon's face Ahahah she got the fright of her life 😂
— Jenna Lumsden (@Jennallx) 29 October 2016
Always the crowd favourite, Rylan was lauded by fans for his trick.
Can Rylan make Nicole scream again? That was hilarious. #XFactor
— Pumpkin Spiced Farty (@MrFarty) 29 October 2016
@Rylan amazing scare on Nicole! You crack me up every time! Love you!!! Xxx
— Jo (@bunnyhopper1978) 29 October 2016
— MR SUPERPIDGE (@superpidge) 29 October 2016
— lianapujol (@lianapujol) 29 October 2016
One person even deemed it the best performance of the night.
rylan scaring nicole was the best thing about tonight so far #XFactor
— becca (@dinahsgriffin) 29 October 2016
Bring back Rylan?