Cheryl Cole on the mend and due to go home

Thursday July 15, 2010

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is due to leave hospital shortly after completing treatment for Malaria, Simon Cowell revealed on Wednesday.

"Cheryl's doing much better. She is keen to get back to work but I just want to make sure she doesn't rush back," said her fellow judge.

The popular star has been given the go ahead to check out of a private clinic where she'd been recovering ever since leaving the intensive care unit of a London NHS hospital.

She contracted the disease while on a holiday in Tanzania with her new friend dancer Derek Hough.

Filming of the boot camp stage of the show – where contestants are put through their paces – has been cancelled "due to unusual circumstances".

Apart from Cheryl's illness, the team were already short of manpower because of the start of Dannii Minogue's maternity leave.

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