'X Factor': Honey G's Unlikely Amal Clooney Link Revealed

A to the M to the A to the L.

‘X Factor’ novelty rapper Honey G and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney might seem as far removed from one another as possible, but it turns out the two have an unlikely connection.

The Mirror has discovered the two actually attended the same all girls’ grammar school in Buckinghamshire, which is an assembly we definitely wish we could have been a part of.

<strong> Honey G</strong>
Honey G

In fact, the newspaper has even unearthed the fact that Honey G - real name Anna Gildford - was head of the school’s tennis team for two whole years.

Who knew she was so multi-talented, eh?

And while there is a three-year age gap between them (so there’s sadly little chance of them being told off for gossiping at the back of Biology class or working a Latin project together), they will have at least been at Dr Challoner’s High School in Buckinghamshire, at the same time.

<strong>Amal Clooney</strong>
Amal Clooney
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Over the past few months, Honey G has proved to be one of the most controversial ‘X Factor’ contestants the show has ever seen.

While her first audition back in August won the thumbs up from viewers, some have since turned, suggesting that she’s less deserving of a spot in the contest than competitors who have been sent home in recent weeks.

She’s also faced accusations of cultural appropriation, with many critics suggesting that her performances could be perceived as racist.

Responding to these suggestions last month, Honey G said: “I’ve never said anything racist or behaved in that way, just because I’m pushing music from a black origin doesn’t mean I’m attacking black culture.

“I think people are discriminating against me, they are using the race card against me. I feel like they are discriminating against me because I am white. It makes me question whether they have a problem with someone rapping who is white.”

‘The X Factor’ continues on Saturday (12 November) at 8pm on ITV, when the remaining hopefuls will be covering classics from the Disco era.

Stacey Solomon (Series 6, 2009)

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