Lucy Spraggan Quits The X Factor
Singer-songwriter has been laid low by illness and has now dropped out...
Lucy Spraggan has announced this morning that she is dropping out of The X Factor.
The singer-songwriter missed last week's show through sickness and has now confirmed via the show's official Twitter feed that she won't be appearing again.
She said: "I am gutted not to be able to continue on this journey. To accept another free pass having missed last weekend would not be fair on the others in the competition. I wish them all well.
"I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has supported me. There is no way that this setback will prevent me from fulfilling my ambition. You'll be hearing from me again very soon."
Lucy was struck down with flu before last week's show and apparently still has not fully recovered.
An X Factor spokesperson said: "Lucy isn't well enough to perform this weekend so she has decided to withdraw from the competition. We are all sorry to see her go and wish her all the best for the future. She has been a fantastic contestant."
And her mentor on the show, Tulisa, pledged her support, saying: "I'm so sorry to lose Lucy from the competition, I have had a brilliant time working with her and I hope I can continue to mentor her in the future. I now count her as a friend as she is an amazing girl.”
Her pal on the show Rylan Clark tweeted: "Gonna miss u being with me so much @lspraggan I love you x"