Mel B to miss X Factor final

Scary Spice, MEL BITV has confirmed Mel B will miss tonight’s X Factor final after falling ill.

The former Spice Girl fell ill earlier this week in what is described as a ‘mystery illness’. Mel B has one act, Andrea Faustini, in the grand final which takes place this weekend live from Wembley Arena.

Tulisa Contostavlos will cover for Mel B tonight as a guest judge. Tulisa was a judge on the show for two years and won in 2011 with Little Mix, the only group to have won the competition to date.

“Unfortunately Mel B is unwell and following doctor’s advice she will not be taking part in Saturday’s show. Tulisa will join the panel as a Guest Judge.” – ITV statement

Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Andrea Faustini will do battle this weekend to be crowned the winner of X Factor 2014.

Part 1 of the X Factor final airs tonight at 8.30pm on ITV.

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