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Little Mix slam The X Factor's 'novelty acts'

Jesy Nelson would have been "f**ked off" if novelty acts were on The X Factor the same year that Little Mix won the programme.

Former The X Factor winners Little Mix have slammed the "novelty acts" being given a chance on the show.

The girl group won the ITV talent show back in 2011 and have gone on to become one of the world's most successful female bands.

But watching this year's show, which has seen acts like the recently axed Bratavio and much talked about Honey G through to the live finals, the four-piece aren't impressed with these eccentric stars.

"I don't think it's fair that novelty acts get through," Jesy Nelson told Digital Spy. "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.

"If that would've been (the case) on our year, I would've been f**ked off."

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

While Little Mix battled against so-called novelty acts like Kitty Brucknell in their year, Jade Thirlwall added "she was still an incredible singer".

However, Jade is more than aware of the fact that The X Factor judges put novelty acts through to increase the show's entertainment value.

"At the same time you have to remember that The X Factor is an entertainment show - they want to get people watching," Jade said.

"You have to take it for what it is, as annoying as it can be. It's funny watching it because we know what goes on behind closed doors. We know how it all works. And you do know when you're on the show who gets more camera time and all that."

Honey G has divided opinions with her act. The singer wears sunglasses and a baseball cap at all times, and has impressed some with her raps. However, others insist she is nothing but a novelty act and shouldn't be given a chance on the programme.

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