Lucy Spraggan Leaves X Factor UK

Lucy isn’t well enough to perform this weekend so she has decided to withdraw from the competition.

Lucy Spraggan has left the X Factor. We knew the situation was bad as Lucy didn’t show up at rehearsals at all this week and wasn’t seen at the final rehearsals last night.

Here are some quotes from X Factor UK/Lucy Spraggan/Tulisa:

NEWS: “Lucy isn’t well enough to perform this weekend so she has decided to withdraw from the competition. We are all sorry to see her go and wish her all the best for the future. She has been a fantastic contestant.”

Lucy Spraggan: “”I am gutted not to be able to continue on this journey but I’m not well enough to perform. To accept another free pass having missed last weekend would not be fair on the others in the competition. I wish them all well. 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.”

Tulisa: “I’m so sorry to lose Lucy from the competition, I have had a brilliant time working with her and I hope I can continue to mentor her in the future. I now count her as a friend as she is an amazing girl and I am sure she is heading for great things.”

I do hope that Lucy is really ill, because there are rumours going around the internet that her illness is just a cover up for something much worse.

The Sun published an article about a reality TV star that was raped by hotel porter sometime last month. People on the internet are speculating that the unnamed telly star is X Factor’s Lucy. She hasn’t been seen in public since Rylan’s birthday party last week and X Factor didn’t show any footage of ill Lucy in bed or at the doctor’s office (That’s what they usually do.).

X Factor acts are staying at 5-star Corinthia hotel, but Lucy and Rylan Clark got kicked out due to unacceptable behaviour. They were moved to a hotel near Wembley (Hilton Wembley?).

X Factor UK is now left with only 8 acts: James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas, Rylan Clark, Ella Henderson, Kye Sones, Christopher Maloney, Union J and District3. Ella is the only female in the competition now and the last of the girls. Yep, Tulisa’s team is now down to 1. Meanwhile, Nicole Scherzinger still has all 3 boys in the competition.

Mateja Praznik

I study law at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover and I own 5 cats and a dog.
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  • Reflects On Life

    How awful if she was raped.  I assumed it was because she wasn’t getting royalties for the itunes releases of her originals.

    Will they bring back a prior contestant to replace her?  Like they brought back Amelia to replace Frankie last season?

  • Mateja Praznik

    It’s weird. Everyone assumes she has the flu or something, but reportedly Rylan told people on the street earlier this week that she had alcohol poisoning. Alcohol poisoning usually doesn’t last more than two days.

    We will see if they show any footage of poor ill Lucy tonight.

    And I don’t think they will bring anyone back. I think there are just enough acts left to have three in the final.

  • Karen C

    Either way if she is really sick, or if the other story is about her, what an awful thing to happen to her. And either way it must be a serious issue for her to leave.

  • jdanton2

    They should bring Jade back. 

  • elliegrll

    I hope that the rape rumor isn’t about her.

    Bringing it to a less serious note than that, I don’t think that she could have gained anything from being on the show for any longer than she already has been.  She really didn’t give a lot of effort, when it came to rearranging covers to fit her style.  It was clear that that’s not something that she enjoyed doing.  She’s seen that people are interested in her original songs, so she might as well strike while the iron is hot, and not muddy people’s image of her by getting tripped up on covers that just highlight the fact that she’s not a good singer.  Right now, people see her as an artist, and not someone who is just quirky.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    this was the tweet that some dug up that fueled the speculation even more (dated October 30):

  • Listening

    I hope it’s an actual illness as well that’s keeping her out much more preferable than the new rumor.

    I read an article that claimed the show said they weren’t bringing anyone back and they were still kicking someone off the show. The entire situation is messed up Lucy should of never been given a free pass in the first place. It’s weird Lucy acknowledges a second pass is unfair but ones okay that didn’t make sense they’re both unfair. Let me tell you i’ll be infuriated if this is true b/c X- Factor could  rectify the mess they made especially when it’s so easily corrected now that Lucy has bowed out just bring back Jade.

    I hope they never give free passes again at least let the public have the option of voting for someone who didn’t sing and then if they still didn’t land in the bottom 2 it didn’t matter how they would of sounded. It’s just too unfair otherwise ridiculous actually. Also it had a bunch of people up in arms about the decision why deal w/ that.

    I hope the source is unreliable/wrong and they do bring a contestant Jade since she was the last eliminated one. And even more perfect she’s in the same category Lucy was in.

  • Jake Williams

    holy sausage fest,lol

  • Leandro

    Bring Wagner as a wildcard!!!

  • Stavros

    They should bring back that girl the Tulisa just narrowly cut. at judges’ houses. Amy was her name I think.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I don’t think giving someone who is really ill a pass for a week is that problematic. As long as it’s not too near the finale, I think one week is okay. It happens and if contestant can get well enough to continue in a week, I say why not.

    Jade still competed against everyone else last week and was eliminated fairly. They are not bringing back contestants that get eliminated after landing in the bottom 2 on the public votes. They say they have enough acts to have 3 in the finale, so they are not bringing anyone back.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Does anyone know if X factor UK is showing at all tonight? Or did it change timing…it doesn’t seem to be showing via a live stream i’m looking at…

  • Mateja Praznik

     Here in Europe we switched to winter time last Sunday, so X Factor stars in 15 or 20 minutes tonight.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Oh thanks for that info! Can’t wait to watch the Lucy debacle. lol

  • elliegrll

    I don’t think that Lucy was raped.  On the Xtra Factor yesterday, Ella called Lucy her much naughtier older sister, so I don’t think she would have used that label, if Lucy’s absence is due to be raped.