Pranksters reveal how they pulled off X Factor stage storm in behind-the-scenes video
The pranking group Trollstation have released a full behind the scenes video documenting how they executed their stage storm during Saturday night’s live show on the X Factor.
The X Factor descended into chaos on Saturday night after a group of pranksters ran out of the audience and stormed the stage.
The incident followed contestant Honey G’s rap rendition, with the jokers invading the stage as she spoke to the judges about her performance.
An uproar was created among the audience as the gang attempted to grab Honey G’s trademark hat and sunglasses. Security and Simon Cowell rushed to the rapper’s defence and quickly removed the pranksters from the stage, leaving a rather shaken and confused Honey standing on the stage.
Now the internet pranksters, known as Trollstation, have released a behind the scenes video on YouTube which features a montage of their stunt and their preparations beforehand.
Trollstation member James Slattery is shown getting changed in the toilets into what looks like a police vest, in order to disguise himself as X Factor security.
He is then seen in the audience, saying: “We’re about to suss it all out and go viral.”
Co-prankster Daniel Jarvis then runs out onto the stage before security pull him away as Slattery is left on stage with his arm around Honey G.
James Slattery later tells the camera that he had joked to security that he “had it under control”, saying: “The funny thing was I walked their security off the stage and told him I had it all under control.”
The Trollstation group later gather in front of police vans, as Slatterly reveals he has escaped being “nicked”. He added: “Honey G, I’m de-arresting you on impersonating a singer.”
Perhaps the prank was somewhat of a bad omen for Honey, as she was the next contestant to be eliminated from the competition on Sunday. After a controversial yet impressive eight-week run on the show, the rapper was finally voted to go home by the judges after finding herself in the bottom two alongside 5 After Midnight.
To be fair, Honey probably needs a bit of a break after all that carnage.
X Factor continues Saturday at 8pm on ITV.