X Factor 2016: Cheryl is backing Honey G to WIN (even though she doesn't watch the show)

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Former X Factor judge Cheryl is backing Honey G to win this year's competition.

But the singer has admitted she isn't watching the show now she's no longer a part of the panel.

Chatting to Hello magazine, Cheryl was quizzed on this year's series after stepping down as a judge after last year's run.

Asked if she had been tuning in, Cheryl said: "No I haven’t – should I be?"

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Cheryl Cole

However, she went on: “I have heard a lot about Honey G though…

"My nieces and nephews think she is great and I really hope she wins, just for them."

However a Honey G victory has been branded unlikely by Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell.

Nicole said: this week “I don’t know how much longer Honey G is going to be in this competition. I’m not the one voting for her, the people are.”

She added to The Sun newspaper: “I don’t think she’s going to win the show.

“She’s only going to get so far as she can take herself and as much as she keeps connecting with the audience.”

On Sunday night, Simon told Honey G she would need a miracle to win the show... even though he saved her from the axe in the sing off..

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Simon said on the Xtra Factor of his decision to save Honey G over Ryan: “You have to make a call in the moment, and I think if we’re being honest with each other, watching the show last night, I can see a very very clear three or four people who’ve got a real shot.

“I don’t think Ryan would have gone any further. I think he’s done brilliant to go as far as he has… Whatever you do, you’re going to be unpopular, but the truth is, unless Honey performs a miracle, she’s not going to win this show.”

The X Factor is back next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

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