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'X Factor' In Chaos As Show Bosses Worry Sick Contestants Will Be Too Ill To Perform As Flu Bug Strikes

17/10/2014 07:52 BST | Updated 17/10/2014 07:59 BST

This weekend's 'X Factor' live shows are in chaos after many of this year's singing hopefuls were struck down by illness.

Seven contestants are reportedly so sick that they might not be well enough to perform on Saturday and Sunday's live shows.

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Those affected include Ben Haenow, Jake Quickenden and Stereo Kicks' James Graham, who all have a nasty flu virus and are currently on voice rest.

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Jake Quickenden and Ben Haenow

Lola Saunders and Stephanie Nala have also caught the bug and have been ordered to stay silent in the hope they'll be well enough to sing during Saturday's 80's-themed show.

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Lola Saunders and Stephanie Nala

Meanwhile, Casey Johnson of Stereo Kicks has an eye infection and Chloe Jasmine is still recovering after being rushed to hospital earlier this week when she stood on some broken glass.

Earlier this week, James tweeted a snap of him heading to the docs with Ben and said he was 'praying' his voice gets better.

A source told The Sun: “Everyone seems to be getting ill. It is a real worry. There are so many contestants on voice rest, but hopefully that will mean they are well enough for the show.”

Get well soon, everyone!

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