X Factor's Little Mix are NOT happy with 'novelty acts' on the show


Former X Factor champs Little Mix have slammed 'novelty' acts on the show.

The 2011 winners, who are set to release their new album later next month, don't think they should get through.

Jesy Nelson suggested: "I don't think it's fair."

She 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."

Bandmate Jade Thirlwall added: "Even in our year there were artists like Kitty [Brucknell] who were seen as novelty, but she was still an incredible singer."

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

However despite finding novelty acts 'annoying', Jade conceded it was all about making good TV at the end of the day.

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

Little Mix will return to The X Factor this weekend to perform new single Shout Out To My Ex.

The X Factor 2016 airs live this Saturday and Sunday night at 8PM on ITV.

It's Motown week and the final eleven - including newly introduced 4 Of Diamonds - will be singing to avoid the next elimination.

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