Lucy Spraggan has quit the X Factor

Unwell X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan has officially quit the the show.

Lucy has finally made the decision to quit the show. [Copyright Wenn]

After a week of speculation that the 'Last Night' singer had already quit , X Factor bosses have finally confirmed that she has withdrawn from the singing competition.

The X Factor released an official statement this morning confirming that the singer has decided to leave due to health reasons.

The statement reads: "Lucy isn't well enough to perform this weekend so she has decided to withdraw from the competition.

"We are all sorry to see her go and wish her all the best for the future. She has been a fantastic contestant."

In the statement, Lucy admits to being 'gutted' about having to leave the process.

Lucy said it would be unfair to give her a second free pass. [Copyright Wenn]

She said: "I am gutted not to be able to continue on this journey but I'm not well enough to perform.

"To accept another free pass having missed last weekend would not be fair on the others in the competition. I wish them all well."

She also thanked fans who have voted for her up until this point in the process and promised that this wasn't the last we would be hearing of her.

She continued: "I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has supported me. There is no way that this setback will prevent me from fulfilling my ambition.

"You'll be hearing from me again very soon."

We hope so!

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Mentor Tulisa also expressed her sadness over losing Lucy in the statement.

She said: "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.

"I now count her as a friend as she is an amazing girl."

Despite rumours that Lucy would be replaced by one of the wildcard contestants, show bosses also confirmed that this will not happen leaving the eight remaining acts to battle it out for the lucrative recording contract.

We wish Lucy a speedy recovery.

The X Factor returns tonight at 8.20pm on ITV1.