What’s The X Factor without a few “characters”? Well, if you were worried where the quirk factor would be coming from this year, worry no more – Honey G is back.

Unfortunately, Sharon Osbourne’s contestant from the Philippines, Ivy Grace, had to leave the ITV competition because she couldn’t get a US visa to go to Mrs O’s Judge’s House – and so the unlikely rapper took her place.

Honey G is back (Thames/Syco Entertainment)

It wasn’t a popular decision with everyone.

Outrageous! Ivy Grace out on US visa issues. Well change where judges houses is then! #XFactor https://t.co/9CVjCY4z96

— Mo Brownridge (@moffytop) October 1, 2016

Ivy was without a doubt one of the best on X Factor and she's replaced her with Honey G, WHAT

— Amy Metcalfe (@AmyMet_) October 1, 2016

But Honey G has plenty of fans who were delighted by the news.

Honey g to win X factor – true talent

— Niamh Mitchell (@niamhmitchellox) October 1, 2016

No one understands how happy I am that honey G is back in X factor

— Tom McGee (@ThomasMcGee9) October 1, 2016

Although there was suspicion that the show just couldn’t turn down an opportunity to be controversial.

I just knew they'd bring back Honey G, X Factor can't help themselves 😂

— ㅤ (@Kashaveli_) October 1, 2016

Elsewhere, wildcards joined the competition which meant second chances for Saara Aalto in the overs group with Sharon, Samantha Lavery for Simon Cowell’s girls – Ryan Lawrie joined the boys at Nicole Scherzinger’s house, and Yes Lad were reunited with Louis Walsh’s groups.