X Factor 2012 fans angry with Lucy Spraggan's 'free pass' to next week

Lucy Spraggan (X Factor 2012)

X Factor fans have hit out at show bosses for giving Lucy Spraggan a free pass through to the next round.

It was confirmed yesterday afternoon that Lucy wouldn't be performing on the latest live show, due to illness.

The official X Factor twitter account tweeted: "NEWS: @lspraggan is just too unwell to perform on tonight's #xfactor. Lucy will proceed to next weekend's show... ->

"> ... as happened with @diana_music. #TeamSpraggan tweet #TeaAndToastForPoorlyLucy! "

However some fans weren't too happy with the treatment after Lucy was seen getting very drunk throughout the week at Rylan's birthday party.

And some have claimed it was unfair that Jade Ellis and Kye Sones didn't get the same treatment when they were both ill last week.

One complained: “So basically Lucy Spraggan is hungover and she’s been let through to next week?”

And another ranted: “FIX! She’s been out partying all week.”

A spokesperson for The X Factor said last night: “Lucy isn’t well and on advice did not perform.”

Meanwhile a source added that bosses judged ill acts on a "case-by-case" situation and said that Lucy was far more ill than either Jade or Kye.

The X Factor continues tonight with the latest results show, which will feature performances from Fun. and Robbie Williams, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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