Little Mix: X Factor's Honey G is an actress, the joke's over


Honey G might be keeping X Factor viewers entertained with her antics, but the laughs have long since died down with Little Mix.

The girl group, who shot to fame on the ITV singing contest in 2011, have said that they think the joke has run its course when it comes to this year's novelty act, who they believe is an actress.

According to The Sun, Jade Thirlwall said: "I think it's a joke. I don't believe she's real. She's blatantly an actress. Let's just say, I've heard she's an actress."

X Factor's Honey G
Honey G has split opinion (ITV)

Jesy Nelson also told Kiss FM: "She's just no. I think she's an actress, I've been told she is as well."

Leigh-Anne Pinnock added: "I'm all for entertainment, but I'm also all for real talent as well."

Honey G is a rapper who won a place in Sharon Osbourne's Overs category for the live shows alongside Relley C and Saara Aalto, but insists she is for real.

Little Mix
Little Mix aren't Honey G fans (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

She recently told WhatsOn TV: "I know some people have been saying they don't think I'm real and that I'm a prank that's been set up by the producers, but those haters need to check themselves because I am the finished article.

"I might not have the most amazing voice, but I'm a heavyweight rapper, singer and producer, and I write my own lyrics, so I've got real skills to bring to the table.

"To be regarded as a joke is really insulting."

X Factor Honey G
Is she for real? (ITV)

Little Mix's Jesy also told Digital Spy this week: "I don't think it's fair that novelty acts get through.

"I get it in that it becomes a little niche thing and everyone finds it funny, but I just think it's so unfair when so many incredible people don't get through."

She went on: "Even in our year there were artists like Kitty (Brucknell) who were seen as novelty, but she was still an incredible singer."

X Factor's Kitty Brucknell
Kitty Brucknell competed alongside Little Mix (ITV)

Leigh-Anne agreed: "There's no excuse for it really."

The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Anna Guildford, has been discovered to be a recruitment manager who enjoys tennis and skiing, and The Sun spoke to her old university friend who confirmed that she was in fact "well-spoken" and "smart".