X Factor 2016: The REAL Honey G revealed - is she fake?!

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X Factor's Honey G apparently really isn't a prankster or a fake.

Although her real life persona is definitely VERY different to her stage act.

Throwback pictures show the singer, real name Anna Georgette Gilford, looking like another person compared to what we've seen on the show so far.

Honey G from North West London - aka North Wheezy - brought her unique version of Missy Elliott's Work It to the Room Auditions earlier this year.

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The performer described herself as a "genuine urban artist" who was "representing for The X Factor massive."

Honey G made it into bootcamp with three yeses but Simon Cowell was NOT a fan.

"It was so uncomfortable, you shouldn't be doing this," he told her.

But - albeit as a result of another act dropping out - Honey G has made it through to judges' houses.

Many have wondered if the whole thing is some sort of elaborate prank or set up, but Honey G seems to be totally serious.

Opening up this week, the 35-year-old revealed how she runs an IT recruitment firm as her day to day job but it's not something she wants to keep up.

“It’s not doing very well and I’m in debt with the tax man so I am looking for a way out for my life at the moment," Honey G, who has degrees in both business and music, explained.


She told The Sun newspaper: “I don’t really see myself as a straight-laced businesswomen or anything like that. That’s not really me — and that’s not what I want to be.“I only do my job because I’ve got to pay bills. And I do it because I don’t have anything else to do.

“I’m basically looking for a route so that I can launch my career as a rap music artist, as a recording artist, as someone who can sell records.”

Can Honey G make the live shows?

The X Factor 2016 airs tonight at 7:30PM on ITV.

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