will reportedly appear on theX Factor
this weekend, despite battling a throat infection this week. The pop princess, who recently celebrated her new singleI Don't Care
reachingthe number one spot in the charts
, is said to be keen to appear on the show even though she has been "so sick" for the past few days.Earlier in the weekCheryl had tweeted that although she was ill she hoped to recover in time for the weekend
Cheryl tweeted that she had been feeling unwell"Sorry for my absence on here the past few days,"
she wrote on Thursday."I have been so sick. Trying to be better for Sat."
Cheryl is "suffering from the highly contagiousstrep throat
– a bacterial infection that attacks the tonsils and larynx."
This week'sX Factor
shows will see two hopefuls leave the competition.Seven acts will become five
, with the one with the least viewers' votes leaving on the Saturday show, followed by another after a sing-off on Sunday.Stevi Ritchie
, who survived last weekend's sing-off againstJay James
, has said he believes his time is up on the ITV talent show."Whether it's Saturday or Sunday, I'll be one of the ones that goes this weekend,"
he told RadioTimes.com.