London  (BFT): The former Spice Girl will miss the show at Wembley, where her act Italian Andrea Faustini faces Ben Haenow and Fleur East, on doctors orders, a spokesman said. The pop star, 39, was absent from an X Factor press conference on Thursday. The spokesman said: “Unfortunately Mel is still unwell and following doctors’ advice she will not be taking part in Saturday’s show. Tulisa will join the panel as a guest judge.”

As well as the final three acts, the shows - which include the results show tomorrow - will also feature Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, One Direction, Meghan Trainor, Olly Murs and Demi Lovato.