ITV 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.