The X Factor UK have confirmed that Lucy Spraggan has quit the show following illness.
In part of the statement Lucy said 'I'm gutted not to be able to continue this journey but i'm not well enough to perform'.
Lucy quitting the show comes after much backlash from fans for being given a pass through to this weeks shows. In the concluding part of her statement Lucy said 'I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has supported me. There is no way that this setback will prevent me from fulfilling my ambition. You'll be hearing from me again very soon'.
With Lucy quitting the show it may have saved the show from even more backlash from fans following last weeks decision still being a large talking point with a majroity of viewers.
At time of writing no one is expected to replace her this week but plans are being made to reintroduce a failed contestant in the coming weeks.