X Factor latest: Tulisa falls ill as Kelly Rowland jets back to UK

As Kelly Rowland flies back to the UK, judge Tulisa falls ill

X Factor Kelly Rowland and Tulisa
X Factor Kelly Rowland and Tulisa
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As Kelly Rowland flies back to the UK, judge Tulisa falls ill

As Kelly Rowland returns to the UK after having over a week off sick with a throat infection, insiders say judge Tulisa has fallen ill, suffering from toothache.


After last week's dramatic X Factor show, we were looking forward to everything returning to normal this week.

But as Kelly Rowland makes a recover and returns to recovery, fellow judge Tulisa has been suffering with bad toothache.

The judge has reportedly cancelled launching her new perfume at a promotional event, but has promised to appear on Saturday and Sunday's live show.

According to The Mirror, X Factor bosses are still unsure whether Tulisa will be able to get better in time to attend the weekend's live shows, but are hoping for the best.

Tulisa's return will mark the first time she has appeared with Kelly since their rumoured falling out over contestant Misha B.

Fellow judge, Gary Barlow, gave his opinion on the Misha B 'bullying' incident last week, telling reporters: 'For anyone who thinks last week was all for the cameras then they’re wrong. Tulisa is very young and what she came out with shocked me, to be honest.'

Meanwhile ratings continue to plummet as Strictly Come Dancing drew more viewers than X Factor on Saturday for the first time since 2007.