X Factor 2012: Ill Lucy Spraggan misses rehearsals

Lucy Spraggan (X Factor 2012)

Poor X Factor star Lucy Spraggan has become the latest finalist come down with a cold!

The 21-year-old wasn't at today's final rehearsals, unable to practice with mentor Tulisa after coming down with the flu.

Last weekend saw both Jade Ellis and Kye Sones struggling with illness, with the show's singing coach putting the pair on a 48 hour voice rest.

And it saw Kye end up in the bottom two on Sunday night, narrowly avoiding elimination against MK1.

We can't help but wonder if Lucy's latest night out with Rylan had something to do with it, having partied late into the night as the Essex performer celebrated turning 24.

Lucy tweeted earlier this week: "Soooo excited for @RylanClark's birthday party tonight! I have my costume sorted and I'm ready to rock! #SPRYLAN"

The pair have become best pals on the ITV1 series, with Lucy saying recently: "I keep joking about Rylan and I having a lovechild together. Can you imagine how funny that would be? It would turn out to be a right little hell-raiser!"

She added: "Basically, we’re the fun Finalists. We know how to party!”

Browse pictures of Rylan's birthday party below!

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues this Saturday night with a spooky Halloween themed episode as the remaining ten contestants perform live once again.

The latest results show follows on Sunday, which will feature performances from Fun. and Robbie Williams, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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