Simon Cowell could miss X Factor final due to 'illness'

Simon Cowell may miss the final of The X Factor due to illness, reports suggest.

The music mogul is said to be on “bed rest” according to a show source.

It comes after Simon was forced to miss his own charity ball earlier this year due to illness.

He was due to host the Midsummer Ball for Together For Short Lives with partner Laura Silverman.

His omission from Saturday night’s final would come a week after his final act, Emily Middlemas, was eliminated.

An X Factor source told the Daily Star: “He’s on bed rest. He’s doing all he can to get better for the final.”

The show has been contacted for comment.

The X Factor final airs on Saturday night at 8pm.

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