Holly Hagan has branded 'X Factor' as "an absolute joke" after Honey G made it through to the live shows.

Holly Hagan

Holly Hagan

The 24-year-old television personality took to Twitter to express her anger on Sunday (02.10.16) after it was revealed that judge Sharon Osbourne had opted to make the rap artist one of the final 12 acts.

She wrote: "X factor what an absolute JOKE!! The talent Sharon has let go home in f**king absolutely ridiculous (sic)"

And the former 'Geordie Shore' star wasn't the only one to vent their frustration via the social media website, as TV talent such as Kerry Katona and Jodie Marsh also shared their feelings.

Kerry wrote: "@TheXFactor omg.:: in shock!!!!!! What the hell!!really was rutting for Sam.... but we've got bloody honey G!! Is this a joke???? Seriously? (sic)"

While Jodie shared her thoughts alongside a picture of Simon Cowell with his head in his hands, simply writing: "Are you serious Mrs O??!!!! Honey G ???!!!!!!"

Even Lord Alan Sugar - who hosts his own talent competition in the form of 'The Apprentice' - didn't agree with Sharon's decision.

He tweeted: "Honey G going through on @TheXFactor are they taking the P out if the public... (sic)"

However, not every star was appalled by the news, as fellow 'X Factor' alumni Jake Quickenden gave his support for the rapper.

He wrote: "Haha she got lives... WHAT!! I say Honey you say #xfactor (sic)"

The buzz from the celebrity world comes after Sharon chose Honey G as her third act for the live finals alongside Relley C and Saara Alto.

The judge sent Samantha Atkinson, James Wilson, Christopher Peyton, and Janet Grogan home.