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Sheffield's Lucy Spraggan quits X Factor due to ill health

Lucy Spraggan pulled out of last week's show on ITV's X Factor Photo: PA

The singer / songwriter who has entertained audiences with her own songs, played on her trade mark guitar, was given a free pass last week when she couldn't perform. She says it would be unfair to the other acts to automatically go through again.

Lucy Spraggan's message through the X Factor twitter feed Credit: Twitter

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."

– Tulisa Contostavlos, Lucy's mentor
Lucy with mentor Tulisa & fellow contestants inc. Ella Henderson from Grimsby Credit: PA

The region's two remaining hopefuls, Lincolnshire's Ella Henderson and District 3's Mickey Parsons, will perform tonight, hoping to keep their place in the competition. X Factor 8:20pm ITV 1, http://xfactor.itv.com/