Loose Women's Coleen Nolan thinks X Factor's Honey G is playing us all: "She's not real"

Published Tuesday, Oct 4 2016, 12:50 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Coleen Nolan has suggested controversial X Factor contestant Honey G is playing us all and hiding a different image and voice underneath her rapper exterior.

Today's Loose Women started with a debate about Honey G, who was put through to live shows by mentor Sharon Osbourne over the weekend.

X Factor makeover photos 2016
Honey G

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Honey G is through to live shows.

The decision hasn't gone down well with everyone, including the family of fellow hopeful Samantha Atkinson, who was sent home by Sharon at Judges' Houses. They've started a petition asking for Honey G to be removed form the show.

But Coleen wonders if perhaps Honey G is playing an act…

"I don't think she's real," said Coleen. "I think it's somebody who is trying to show the show up. That looks like a wig. She'll take the wig and glasses off and be an amazing singer."

Hmm… we're not sure that will happen!

Coleen Nolan talks about Honey G on Loose Women
4 October 2016


The Loose Women panel discussing Honey G.

Coleen told the panel she was annoyed that Honey G got through to live shows at the expense of better singers, saying that doesn't happen on American talent shows, where it's always the most talented who get the prizes.

"It's billed as a singing competition. The prize at the end is a massive record deal," said Coleen, whose son Jake is engaged to Jesy Nelson, who found fame when she won X Factor with Little Mix.

"Britain's Got Talent is a variety show and I love all that but it just annoys me; it wouldn't annoy me except really talented people got sent home."

Janet Street-Porter was equally unimpressed with Honey G's talent but more understanding of why she made live shows.

"I can speak, as someone who lived with a rapper for five years, I know what I'm talking about," said Janet. "She's rubbish. Absolutely rubbish. But does it matter? Surely it's a variety show?"

Ruth Langsford, meanwhile, pointed out some previous contestants billed as "novelty acts" such as Rylan and Jedward have gone on to have successful careers.

Simon's Girls
Samantha Lavery
Emily Middlemas
Gifty Louise

Sharon's Overs:
Honey G
Saara Aalto
Relley C

Louis' Groups:
Brooks Way
5 After Midnight

Nicole's Boys:
Matt Terry
Freddy Parker
Ryan Lawrie

X Factor's live shows start Saturday at 8pm on ITV.