Matt Cardle dumped by stylist
Matt Cardle's preparations for this week's 'X Factor' have been thrown into disarray after he was dumped by his girlfriend and contracted laryngitis
Matt Cardle has been dumped by his girlfriend and has lost his voice ahead the live 'X Factor' show tonight (04.12.10).
The singer's preparations have been thrown into disarray after he was told by the programme's stylist Grace Woodward their short-lived romance was "over" after she caught him flirting with backing dancers.
The argument was almost completely one-sided because Matt couldn't argue back as he has been told he must speak as little as possible after contracting laryngitis.
A show source told The Sun newspaper: "She yelled at him it was over and he tried to talk her round - but it's not easy with laryngitis. After losing his voice Matt's feeling the pressure like never before. He's absolutely terrified."
This week's rehearsals have been thrown into chaos after a number of acts and mentor Simon Cowell have been struck down with illnesses.
The music mogul has been bedridden with the flu and missed watching his act One Direction go through their songs.
The five-piece boy band also had to rehearse a member down after Zain Malik was called away because of a family illness.
Mary Byrne has also had to skip run-throughs after catching flu.
A source said: "This is the last thing the show needs, Simon is absolutely shattered with the flu and is worried he might have to miss the live shows."
The bout of illness sweeping through the acts is not the only problem to have occurred during rehearsals, which take place at Fountain Studios, Wembley, north London.
Cher Lloyd flew into a rage and lashed out at a production team member after messing up her songs, resulting in her mentor Cheryl Cole having to step in to defuse the situation.
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, 17-year-old Cher screamed: "Get out of my face. I'm not a caged animal!"