X Factor 2016: Watch police storm studios after stage invasion


It turns out that last night's X Factor stage invasion saw a full scale police response.

Five pranksters made their way in front of cameras on The X Factor 2016 yesterday evening at the end of Honey G's performance.

The North Weezy rapper had just completed her latest song when she was joined on stage by the unwelcome guests.

Honey had been singing a new mash up - chosen by Louis Walsh as part of the Louis Loves theme - made up of U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer mixed with Rick James' Super Freak.

At the end of Honey's performance, the judges began to give their feedback as usual before noticing something was wrong.

Cameras were quick to cut away as they focused on the judges looking stunned, before Simon Cowell himself got up on stage as security stormed in to take down the intruders.

"I thought that was part of the act for a second," Simon said.

"I was bit worried about that myself," confessed Honey G, who appeared rather flustered.

Simon replied: "This is what you do, you cause people to go a little crazy. I'm s sorry about that."

Videos from the audience shows what happened off camera, with security chasing and tackling the pranksters as they ran around the stage.

Meanwhile, outside the studio, police rushed to the scene with two vans and a car shown arriving at the venue in Wembley.

However no arrests were made.

An ITV spokesperson said: “There was a stage invasion by four men, with one further person in support.

“All five had been in the audience.

"They were spoken to by police and security and have now been removed from the studio.”

The X Factor continues Sunday night on ITV at 8PM.

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