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Tulisa to replace Mel B as guest judge on X Factor final

Tulisa is a former judge on the talent show. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Tulisa Contostavlos will take the place of Mel B as a guest judge on tonight's X Factor final after the former Spice Girl was forced to withdraw with a mystery illness.

The former N-Dubz singer - a previous judge who also appeared as a guest mentor earlier in this series - will offer support to Andrea Faustini during the final.

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'Only 10% chance' Mel B will be fit for X Factor final

Mel B's condition is said to be serious. Credit: PA

There is only a 10% chance Mel B will be fit enough to attend the X Factor final after she was taken to hospital with a mystery illness, it was reported.

The Mirror said the sick Spice Girl was "seriously ill" and would be kept in for further tests.

A spokesman for Mel said: “We’re not making any comment. It’s a private medical matter.”

If she is still too ill Mel's act Andrea Faustini will be left without a mentor on tonight's show.

It is thought if Mel is unable to turn upCheryl Fernandez-Versini could step in to support him.

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