X Factor horror at stage invasion following Honey G’s performance

Simon Cowell was hero of the moment

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Simon Cowell turned bodyguard on this evening’s The X Factor, as a stage invasion shocked the studio.

Honey G was receiving her critiques from the judges following her performance of MC Hammer’s Can’t Touch This, when three ‘fans’ bombed towards the rapper on-stage.

Simon was quick to his feet as security men piled on to deal with the situation.

Cameras were rapidly moved off the wannabe and onto the judging panel, where mentor Sharon Osbourne could be seen laughing hysterically.

X Factor fans on Twitter were, naturally, quick to react, with various theories on what was taking place.