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X Factor: Rapper Honey G gets a surprise second chance

Honey, otherwise known as Anna Georgette Guilford, will replace Ivy Grace Credit: X Factor

X Factor contestant Honey G has had been given a second chance on the show after she was brought back to replace Ivy Grace who has had to pull out of the competition.

The 35-year-old failed to make it through the Six Chair Challenge on Sunday night's show.

But later it was revealed that Ivy Grace had been unable to secure the visa required for her to take part in filming at judge Sharon Osbourne's house in Los Angeles.

That allowed Sharon to bring back Honey, otherwise known as Anna Georgette Guilford.

Judge Nicole Scherzinger is mentoring the X Factior's Boys cateogry Credit: X Factor

Osbourne said she was disappointed to lose Grace, but said of Honey G: "I thought long and hard about who can take Ivy's place in the competition and I have never received so many calls and texts about an auditionee before."

Honey said: "I'm not just belting out an amazing voice; I am what is happening right now in the music scene. I'm the whole shebang."

After Sunday night, contestants in the show's four categories are set to get a glimpse of the jet-set lifestyle that the overall winner could be in for as they travel across the world to the Judges' Houses.

Sharon Osbourne will be hosting the Overs in her house in Los Angeles Credit: X Factor

Each act will be hoping to convince their mentors that they have what it takes to land a coveted place in the live shows.

This year the Groups category will jet off to Ibiza to sing for Louis Walsh, while Simon Cowell invites the Girls category to Malibu.

The Overs category are hosted in Sharon Osbourne's LA home, and the Boys category fly out to Nice to perform for Nicole Scherzinger.

Louis Walsh is mentoring the Groups category Credit: X Factor

Adding another twist, each judge must nominate a Wildcard act for one of their fellow judges - meaning more second chances for some.

Louis Walsh chose to bring back 16-year-old student Samantha Lavery for Simon Cowell's Girls, while Ryan Lawrie is returning to Scherzinger's Boys group.

Finnish contestant Saara Aalto was given a reprieve by Sherzinger, and the final wildcard went to Yes Lad, chosen by Osbourne for Walsh's groups.

Simon Cowell invites the Girls category to Malibu Credit: X Factor

Walsh has already showed how difficult decisions on the show can be - dithering over group Girl next Door, bringing them back before dropping them again.

But help is now at hand from guest judges.

Louis is joined by 2015 X Factor runner up Fleur East and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.

Meanwhile, Nicole enlists the help of renowned DJ Calvin Harris, Simon recruits former Spice Girls, Mel B and Emma Bunton and Sharon reunites with singer Robbie Williams.

The X Factor continues on ITV Saturday 1st October at 8pm and Sunday 2nd October at 7.30pm.