OK people, you might need to sit down in a comfortable chair and ensure that you’re not holding any hot liquids or sharp objects that could hit people when you throw them out of your hands in abject horror. Now we all know that Mel B has been feeling a little bit poorly this weekend, but things have now got so bad that she’s had to DROP OUT of the X Factor live shows!
And as if that isn’t shocking enough, reports emerged this morning that Tulisa – The Female Boss herself – has been drafted in last-minute to replace her.
Yes, TULISA. IS. BACK. It truly is a Christmas miracle.
But to be honest we’re all very conflicted about this news. On the one hand we’re apoplectic with joy that the ‘Young’ hit-maker is back on the show, but on the other we’re in mourning for Mel B’s absence. Mel is like, our fave thing ever about this year’s X Faccy, and the final just won’t be the same without her (a bit like Christmas without your mad, gobby auntie) - plus pint-sized Italian dog enthusiast Andrea Faustini will be all on his lonesome tonight.
Whilst neither Tulisa or Mel have confirmed the news themselves, their ‘rep’ announced the earth-shattering news on Twitter this morning:
Speaking to the girls and boys at The Sun, an elusive yet well-informed source said: “Tulisa is really happy to help out, she knows how important it is for the contestants to have someone there mentoring them, and getting behind them, especially when it is so near to the final.”
“She will be making sure that Andrea gets as much help and guidance as possible.”
DON’T YOU GO LETTING DOWN OUR FAVOURITE EVER ITALIAN, TULISA.
And whilst Tulisa is busy trying to find an outfit for tonight’s show, poor old Mel B could end up watching the show from her hospital bed. The Sun (again!) spoke to a source close to the Scariest of Spices, who revealed that her condition has worsened somewhat:
“She is in a bad way. Everyone is very worried. It seems impossible she will make the final. We are all just praying she comes through this.”
Yikes. Get well soon, yeah Mel?
Whatever happens tonight, it’s certainly going to be an interesting final - right?
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