X Factor 2012: Lucy Spraggan 'may quit the show' over illness

Lucy Spraggan (X Factor 2012)

Lucy Spraggan may quit The X Factor 2012 over her illness, it's been revealed.

Lucy was too ill to perform on last weekend's Halloween special, and given a free pass into the next round.

The 21-year-old hasn't been seen with the finalists all week as they attend glam events including the Cosmo awards, instead she's stuck in the hotel room trying to get better.

A family member said: "She's doing her best to get better for Saturday."

Speaking at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman Of The Year Awards last night, Lucy's pal Rylan revealed she was still sick and it could force her out of the show.

"She's (Lucy) is my priority at the moment. I'm at home looking after her. She's a bit under the weather. Her health comes first and the show comes second at the moment so if she's well enough to perform this weekend, then fantastic," Rylan said.

But Rylan explained that if Lucy wasn't well enough, it could see her leaving the show.

"If not, it will be the right reason for her to leave but we're all here for her," he added.

With just three days to go until the next life show, Rylan was hopeful that Lucy would be able to get over her bout of flu to sing.

He said: "It's just the medication she's on and how she's reacting. As long as she gets through that she'll be back on that stage fighting fit."

But it seems like the damage is already done, with William Hill cutting Lucy's odds of being eliminated this week to 5/1, behind only Kye Sones and Rylan Clark.

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor[/cat] continues this Saturday night on ITV1.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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