Former X Factor contestant recalls TV snub, long days and ‘terrifying’ challenge

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Former X Factor contestant Honey, 27, starred on the show in 2015 with her best friends Abi Dhese-Biggs, 26, Monifa James, 24, and Izzy Lock, 28.

The girl band were inspired by both Beyoncé and Ariana Grande and, after meeting while studying at arts school, they formed and decided to try out for X Factor.

Honey has now recalled the long and challenging days on the ITV show and even confessed she was left "terrified" over the reaction in one of the famous challenges.

During the show, the girls went from strength to strength, right up until the heart racing six chair challenge and the girls unfortunately failed to land a spot at Judge's Houses.

They left the show with heads held high and still manages to join Jason Donovan on tour in 2016 before released a cover of Prince’s anthem Purple Rain.

Honey’s video has become a social media hit, with more than 35,000 views on TikTok. Speaking to viewers, she said: “I’m going to be spilling the tea on X Factor.”

She said: “I went on in 2015 with girl band Mon Amie, my girl band went through loads of previous auditions to sing in front of producers, we sent video after video after video.

“It was crazy. We were a harmony girl band, we were unreal with our harmonies, because we all went to musical theatre college.

Honey explained that their first audition never made it to TV screens which she felt was a "bummer".

She also added that in bootcamp her group were "left out of filming" and were feeling like something wasn't up to scratch with their performance.

However, once they got to the judges they were hit with immediate praise as they told the girls they couldn't wait for them to do the six chair challenge.

Honey claimed: “Boot camp was quite fun actually, but when we went for the six chair challenge we were told to get there at eight in the morning.

“But I kid you not we were standing around with our families – my grandparents came. We were standing around until six o’clock in the evening. When it got to six o’clock we finally got into the auditorium at Wembley.”

She claimed they didn't end up on stage until 12am and were "terrified" that no audience would be left, before adding that there wasn't anyone there.

An additional video saw Honey describe it as a "shambles", but confessed she loved bootcamp.

Honey finished up the clip by stating that people were given a contract to sign to be filmed, though she claims she didn't receive one.

She also stated that Simon Cowell "loved" them, but his praise didn't make the final cut.

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