X Factor Final In Chaos As Mel B ‘Collapses Due To Virus'
A replacement judge may have to be found for this weekend's showdown...
The former Spice Girls star “vanished” after collapsing with a virus, pulling out of a press event and a full evening of rehearsals, according to The Daily Star.
Mel, 39, is said to have fallen ill after taking her mentee, Andrea Faustini, to London’s Royal Albert Hall earlier this week.
Unfortunately Andrea has had his preparations for this weekend's final disrupted, as Mel refuses to see the Italian singer face-to-face in case she gives him the bug.
A show insider said: “Poor Andrea is feeling abandoned. He is already nervous about the ﬁnal. It is such a massive night, who wouldn’t be?
“The poor lad is having to fend for himself backstage in the run-up to the biggest night of his life.
“But Mel can’t help it. She is so poorly and may have to miss the ﬁnal altogether.”
According to The Sun, an X Factor spokesman confirmed that there was a chance Mel B could miss the weekend’s live shows.
If she did pull out, show producers would have to find a last-minute replacement.