X Factor bootcamp cancelled

Bosses on 'The X Factor' have been forced to cancel the bootcamp stage of the reality show, because of ''unusual circumstances'' which have seen just Cheryl Cole being hospitalised with malaria

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The X Factor judge Cheryl Cole

The X Factor judge Cheryl Cole

'The X Factor' bootcamp has been cancelled.

Bosses on the ITV1 reality show have been forced to change the format of the singing competition, in the wake of judge Cheryl Cole's hospitalisation for malaria.

A spokesperson for the show tweeted: "Due to the unusual circumstances, we are not inviting an audience to watch the contestants perform at 'The X Factor' bootcamp next week."

This news follows their recent revelation that Cheryl had been forced to take time out from the show while she recovers from the tropical disease she caught whilst on holiday in Tanzania.

With Dannii Minogue currently on maternity leave, spending time with her newborn son Ethan, only music mogul Simon Cowell and band manager Louis Walsh would be available to participate in the bootcamp.

It is not known what bosses plans to do instead, although they have previously promised to they plan to "give contestants a fair opportunity".

Cheryl is currently refusing to see her closest Girls Aloud pals Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts, because she doesn't want them to see her so ill.

The weak star will only allow her mother Joan Callaghan and Derek Hough - who she is rumoured to be dating - to sit by her bedside as she recovers, and has also been forced to pull out from the upcoming V Festival.

Despite the news, Simon admits he received a text message from Cheryl earlier this week, reassuring him she couldn't wait to return to the show.

He said recently: "I had a text from her yesterday. She is on the mend and looking forward to coming back to work. She is making a good recovery."

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