X Factor buddies and collegues Caroline Flack and Nick Grimshaw have been mates long before working on the ITV show together

We love how much of a family that X Factor gang are. There’s Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora like of cheeky cousins, and Olly Murs and Caroline Flack are a pair of silly siblings if we ever did see one.

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Cheryl’s like the sensible and oh-so-chic older sister, and of course, Simon Cowell’s the dad in charge of the whole raucous lot.

But Caroline and Grimmy were close way before they were working together on the X Factor, as Caz’s latest Instagram post is anything to go with.

Caroline’s looking a bit bleary eyed, and we’re sure Nick is sure but we can’t tell because his hair is SO wild! Which Caroline didn’t miss to point out to us: ‘TBT to when @nicholasgrimshaw had a perm.’ She threw in a laughing-crying emoji in there as well for good measure.

We’re not surprised the pair were BFFs long before the X Factor, what with them both our style inspo on a daily basis, and both their phone contacts filled with celeb friends.

The dynamic duo are no doubt having some laughs behind the scenes of the X Factor – we’re glad that after all this time, not much has changed in their fun friendship!

Well, maybe Grimmy’s hair…but definitely for the better!

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Amy Lo