X Factor 2012: Lucy Spraggan won't sing tonight due to illness

Lucy Spraggan (X Factor 2012)

Lucy Spraggan will miss tonight's X Factor 2012 live show, it has been revealed.

We reported previously that Lucy had missed rehearsals yesterday, after becoming the latest contestant to come down with a cold.

Following Kye and Jade last week, Lucy stay away from the studios yesterday in a bid to get well enough for this evening's live show.

However with Lucy not improving this morning, show bosses have now confirmed they have given Lucy the week off to rest.

She'll go straight through to next weekend's fifth live show.

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! "

Just like the official twitter account pointed out, Diana Vickers was given similar treatment on the show back in 2008, when she was able to miss a week due to laryngitis.

If Lucy isn't well enough next weekend, she'll be forced to withdraw from the competition.

We're just wondering why Kye and Jade had to sing last week!

Meanwhile, Lucy's pal Rylan Clark has also come down with illness, and it's unclear whether he too will miss tonight's show.

He tweeted his followers this morning: "F**k I'm ill "

> X Factor 2012 spoilers: Halloween songlist

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

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

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