X Factor: Mel B discharged from hospital, will appear on final

Published Sunday, Dec 14 2014, 19:38 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Mel B will return for tonight's X Factor finale.

The former Spice Girl was forced to miss Saturday evening's episode through illness but producers have confirmed she is well enough to appear on tonight's finale, where the winner will be crowned.

Melanie Brown aka Mel B attends the Serious Fun Gala at The Roundhouse on November 4, 2014 in London, England.

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A statement from X Factor said: "Mel B is back on #XFactor tonight. After the hospital discharged her & following medical advice Mel is deemed well enough for the show.

"We're delighted to have her back."

No details have been given about Mel's illness.

On Saturday night's show, she was replaced by former X Factor judge Tulisa, who stood in for her at the last minute.

Tulisa was there to support Mel's last remaining contestant Andrea Faustini, who was in the final three. Unfortunately for him, he was eliminated on Saturday night, narrowly missing a spot in tonight's grand finale.

Tonight, Fleur East and Ben Haenow will battle it to be crowned winner of X Factor series eleven. Both were mentored by Simon Cowell.

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