But X Factor finalist Katie Waissel is determined to stay on ITV show

Katie Waissel‘s family have reportedly asked her to pull out of The X Factor because of concerns for her health.

The singer, 24, has been poorly with a chest infection and has also suffered panic attacks while on the ITV show.

‘Some of her family think it would be better if she left the competition now,’ a source tells the Daily Mirror. 

‘But Katie isn’t having any of it…She knows despite all the problems the show is her best chance of success in the music business.’

Katie – who is being mentored by Cheryl Cole, 27 – is determined to continue on The X Factor.

‘I have a lot of hard work to do for this weekend,’ she writes on Twitter.

‘That’s my main focus right now,to give you the best performance I can possibly give xxx.’

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