This yr of the X Issue has already seen its share of drama and the ITV actuality competitors has needed to make the most effective of the twists and turns alongside the best way.

For one factor, Ayda Discipline’s act Danny Tetley has struggled with a throat an infection and misplaced his voice earlier on throughout the reside reveals.

Judges Simon Cowell and Robbie Williams have been absent throughout coaching at numerous factors, whereas the latter will likely be lacking his third reside present in a row this weekend attributable to beforehand scheduled tour appearances in South America.

What’s extra, a technical problem two weeks in the past additionally threw the complete present into chaos as bosses had been compelled to halt the general public vote after Danny and fellow contestant Anthony Armstrong suffered from “robotic” voices and a message was flashed throughout the display.

Now although, the present might be set to face its greatest downside but if the remaining acts are too unwell to carry out throughout tomorrow night time’s reside present, which can see legend Nile Rodgers changing Robbie on the panel.

In line with stories, the contestants are at present unable to talk, not to mention practise their songs for the all-important subsequent section of the competitors.

A supply advised The Solar On-line: “Flu has swept by the home and nearly all of contestants at the moment are unwell.

“They’re all on vocal relaxation and might’t rehearse in any respect.”

“All of them know this weekend is extremely vital within the competitors,” the insider added. “So it’s the worst timing for all of them to fall unwell.” has contacted a consultant at X Issue for remark.

There are at present eight contestants remaining within the actuality sequence, and regardless of the problems the present has undergone over the weeks, they’re extra hopeful than ever.

Brendan Murray, Dalton Harris, Bella Penfold, Scarlett Lee, Shan, A Star, Anthony Russell and Danny Tetley are all hoping to wow the panel and viewers at residence.

Following an enormous revamp to the present’s format this yr, which noticed former One Course star Louis Tomlinson be part of Ayda, Robbie and Simon on the panel, scores continues to be on a gradual decline.

In line with ex-X Issue decide Sharon Osborne, 66, the rationale for the present’s steady declining viewer scores is due to head decide and music mogul Simon.

She has claimed his fixed have to “change up” the present’s format is the rationale for the dip.

Sharon advised The Solar: “Sadly, not out of malice, however I’m solely saying this as a result of Simon’s quote thinks it’s humorous.

“The figures have dropped, and dropped and dropped by the course of the present.

“I’m not saying it was all me in any respect, however (it’s due to) his choice to alter the present many times and once more.”

The X Issue’s first ever sequence again in 2004 pulled in a gradual 9.7million individuals on common, whereas this yr has seen a peak of 5.5million individuals tuning in.

X Issue 2018 continues tomorrow night time at 8.30pm on ITV.

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