The X Factor UK finalist Lucy Spraggan finally quit the show after being unable to perform last week due to severe illness.

According to “The X Factor” spokesperson, “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.”

Lucy also released a statement regarding her decision. 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.”

“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.”

Meanwhile, Lucy’s mentor Tulisa Contostavlos felt sorry to lose Lucy from the show. She said, “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.”

ITV1 confirmed that Lucy will not be replaced by another and one act will still leave the competition on November 4 results show.