• Tulisa Contostavlos to replace ill Mel B on Saturday's X Factor

    Mel B will not be taking part in Saturday night's X Factor show. ITV have confirmed that due to illness the former Spice Girl will miss the programme and be replaced by Tulisa Contostavlos. "Unfortunately Mel is still unwell and following doctors advice she will not be taking part in Saturday's show," said an X Factor spokesman. "Tulisa will join the panel as a guest judge." Mel B has been ill for several days Tulisa, who was a judge on the show from 2011-2012 and who has featured in this year's series as a guest mentor at Louis Walsh's judges

  • Andrea Faustini is voted out of The X Factor finale

    Andrea Faustini has been voted out of the X Factor 2014 final. After Fleur East and Ben Haenow were sent through to Sunday's final, the Italian student praised the show, the crew and his fellow contestants. "This has been the most crazy and beautiful experience of my life," said the pug lover, whose mentor, Mel B, was unable to attend the final due to illness. Finishing THIRD: The Italian Bear, the People's Diva, the incredible #PugMan... @AndreaFaustini1 👏❤ #XFactorFinal pic.twitter.com/R0kTZFg3ps — The X Factor (@TheXFactor) December 13, 2014 More than 80,000 people auditioned, 16 made it to the live finals