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X Factor: ‘Sick’ Kelly Rowland And ‘Mean’ Tulisa Contostavlos Dehumanise Misha Bryan

by | 29th, October 2011

NEWS that Kelly Rowland will not feature on the X Factor this weekend is said to be rooted in her “row” over the show’s designated “bully” Misha Bryan, who was said to “mean” by fantasy happy-slapper Tulisa Contostavlos.

Now news recahes us that Roland, the Destiny’s Child singer, has a throat infection and would not be able fly back to the UK for the ITV show.

A statement informs the world:

“Kelly is devastated she won’t be here for this weekend’s show. She is extremely ill with a viral throat infection and her doctors aren’t permitting her to fly. Kelly will be returning to the show as soon as she has recovered. The girls have been in touch to wish her a speedy recovery and they can’t wait for her to get back. More news as we have it.”

Kelly is so ill that she struggles to pick up a phone to talk to the Sun, the X Factor’s in-house magazine:

“I was on the plane and I got this weird scratchy feeling in my throat. As the flight went on it got worse and worse. I was drinking orange juice and taking vitamins but, by the time I landed, I couldn’t swallow. The doctor said that whatever I had was extremely rare. The infection is really low down in my throat. I’ve been on a drip, had injections of antibiotics and been drinking water non-stop. I even had a cortisone (steroid) shot.”

The Sun’s Colin Robertson assures us:

Last night Kelly’s personal doctor confirmed her condition is rare.

Even their sore throats are better than yours.

The Daily Mail puts it another way:

X Factor in crisis: Kelly Rowland to miss weekend shows after bust-up with Tulisa.

The Mirror relays Tulisa’s words:

“Than what you see on air, Kelly hasn’t actually spoken to me backstage. We are not speaking. At the end of the day it is a competition and I’m getting on with it. I’m mature enough to take it on the chin. She can talk to me and we can sort it out, but if she doesn’t want to sort it out, we don’t have to talk. I’ll just get on with it. If we don’t speak anymore it’s because she doesn’t want to speak to me. I don’t feel I have to make the first move or apologise because I have done nothing wrong.”

And on it goes, the PR-driven, joyless singing show that features little actual singing and turns even the favourite to win, Misha Bryan, into a dehumanised vehicle for the judges to ride on. All we get is Kelly Rowland Versus Tulisa, just as we have been dished up Dannii Minogue V Cheryl Cole, and Dannii V Sharon Osbourne.

As ever, the X Factor presents famous women as bitchy, unhappy and argumentative.

It is utterly depressing.



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