29/10/2012 10:27 GMT | Updated 29/10/2012 10:31 GMT

Lucy Spraggan Reportedly Threatens To Quit 'X Factor'

Lucy Spraggan was absent from this weekend's 'X Factor' after coming down with the flu, and now reports are claiming she "might quit" the show.

The singer/songwriter is allegedly furious with show bosses for trying to get her to sing cover versions, The Daily Mirror reports.

A source told the paper the singer also wants to “be paid for the songs which she wrote that are selling on iTunes”.

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Lucy Spraggan at Ryan Clark's birthday party

However, a show spokeswoman insisted Lucy would be back: “She is very happy show-wise.”

Last week axed 'X Factor' duo MK1 branded the guitar-strumming favourite a grump.

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Jade Ellis, Tulisa Contastavlos and Ella Henderson with Lucy Spraggan at the Skyfall premiere on Tuesday

In an interview with Radio 1Xtra, rapper Simeon said: "Lucy Spraggan had so many bad days and it was hard to try to connect and talk to her."

Charlie added: "She sounded a bit grumpy. Don't get me wrong, she's talented. But a smile wouldn't go amiss, if you know what I'm saying."

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