It’s bad news for Chery Fernandez-Versini and her fans today, as it has been reported that the star is most likely set to miss tonight’s instalment of X Factor.
According to reports, the judge is currently suffering from a highly contagious throat infection that could see her miss out on this weekend’s shows.
While bosses hoped that Cheryl would be able to struggle through, it is believed that her condition has worsened in the past 24 hours.
This will no doubt come as disappointing news to 17-year-old Lauren Platt, Cheryl’s last remaining act on the talent show.
The news comes just days after Simon Cowell revealed that he’s uncertain as to who will be returning to the X Factor judging panel next year.
The music mogul told The Sun: “One thing I say to all these judges now is that it’s only important to come back if you want to come back for the right reasons, which is you want to find stars, you want to mentor people.”
He added: “Yes, the money is always a factor. But Cheryl’s got a lot of money. So has Mel, and she has been after this job for five years.”
We’ll have to watch this space, we guess!