The Voice UK 2016 contestants hit by illness ahead of first live show

The Voice - Episode 12

Two of The Voice UK finalists have been hit by illness this week ahead of tonight's first live show.

UPDATE: Chloe has been forced to QUIT the live shows due to illness

Both Jordan Gray and Chloe Castro are having to try and recover in time for this evening's Quarter Finals.

Jordan is one of three artists on Paloma Faith's live team and this weekend will be performing for a spot in the semi-finals.

But rehearsals haven't got to plan with Jordan too ill to complete her performance.

"We were just in the middle of the first big live rehearsal and I had to go straight home," she revealed earlier in the week. "I couldn't get through the performance.

"But the show must go on, that's my philosophy. I'm not a spiritual person or anything like that, I don't believe in fate."

Speaking to the Press Association, Jordan admitted: "I just think if I want to be on stage on Saturday, then I have to be on stage on Saturday.

"I'm feeling miserable, but I'm focusing on getting well."

Jordan's mentor Paloma Faith added: "She's just got a virus and we don't want her to be poorly on the live show. She will make it. We are all praying for her."

Over on Team Ricky, Chloe Castro has also been hit by a bug with both her and Jordan not showing up a press event with their mentors and other finalists during the week.

A source told DigitalSpy that show bosses were hopeful that the pair would be well enough to perform this evening.

If not, it remains to be seen what would happen.

While on The X Factor it has become customary for acts get a one-week bye if they're too ill to perform, with only three live shows on The Voice it's unlikely the same would happen.

Let's just hope Chloe and Jordan can give their all tonight!

The Voice UK live shows begin this Saturday evening on BBC One from 7PM where a total of FOUR acts will be eliminated.

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