Could the X Factor boss end up missing the final?!

There could be an empty seat on the judging panel at this weekend’s X Factor final as Simon Cowell has been hit by the flu.

In a case of the worst timing ever, the big boss himself has been taken ill, leaving him forced to spend the whole week tucked up in bed. Eeek.


According to the Daily Star, the music mogul started feeling under the weather after Sunday night’s results show and has been resting up ever since.

The source said: ‘He’s on bed rest. He’s doing all he can to get better for the final.’


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The sudden temperature could be down to Simon losing his last act left in the competition, Emily Middlemas, at the weekend after she ended up in the bottom two against Nicole Scherzinger’s act and resident X Factor heartthrob, Matt Terry.

The final remaining singer in Simon’s girls category narrowly missed out on the chance to join Matt and other finalists, Sara Aalto and 5 After Midnight in the last show of the year.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (7491740bl) Matt Terry and Emily Middlemas The ITV Gala, London Palladium, UK - 24 Nov 2016

Emily Middlemas was voted out in the semi-finals after ending up in the bottom two with Matt Terry

But Simon isn’t the only one who could be missing Saturday’s big finale, as the Spice Girls reportedly had to pull out last minute down to scheduling conflicts.

According to The Sun, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel B were all set to perform next to boy band 5 After Midnight with a rendition of Say You’ll Be There, but were forced to change their plans due to Mel B being tied up in rehearsals for Chicago on Broadway.

Yikes. Get well soon, Simon!