12 December 2014
- From the section Entertainment
The X Factor bosses say they don’t know if Mel B will appear on Saturday night’s grand final.
The judge is ill and producers may have to find a replacement, although no alternative plans have been revealed yet .
A spokesman said: “She is still unwell and we don’t know if she will do the show.”
Mel B has been mentoring the boys and still has one contestant in the show – Andrea Faustini.
The former Spice Girl didn’t appear at an X Factor press conference on Thursday.
The 39-year-old joined fellow judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini this series.
She was left with only one contestant in the series after Paul Akister was eliminated in the fifth week of the live shows.
Mel B appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday where 20-year-old Faustini performed in a charity concert.
Last month, there were worries that Cheryl would miss an X Factor show because of a throat infection. However she eventually appeared as normal.
In 2011, then-judge Kelly Rowland missed a live show because of illness. Her last-minute replacement was a former winner of the show Alexandra Burke.
The bookies’ favourite to win this year’s competition is Fleur East.
The X Factor final is on ITV on both Saturday and Sunday nights.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment