Simon Cowell will miss second X Factor show after fainting at his home on Friday

Simon Cowell is set to miss the X Factor for a second night after collapsing at his home on Friday. The music mogul was apparently walking down the stairs to get a glass of hot milk when he fainted and fell before being rushed to hospital in a neck brace. Newspaper reports have suggested that Cowell as not been deemed fit to return to work for the second live show of the UK X Factor which airs tonight.

It has been reported that Alesha Dixon will fill in for Simon on the panel when the groups perform for the first time on the show this evening. Dixon is known for her work alongside Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent and has also filled in as a guest judge during the auditions when Nicole Scherzinger was unavailable. A source told a British newspaper ‘The decision is not 100% yet but it’s very likely he’ll sit out this one on doctor’s advice. Alesha Dixon is ready to step in as a substitute judge if necessary.’

An aide close to Simon seemed to confirm the rumours by suggesting that it was too early for Simon to be back at work after the serious medical emergency. ‘Doctors told him it would be too quick for him to return to work just 48 hours after a serious medical episode.’ They added ‘He’s getting so much needed rest and will be watching the X Factor at home with Eric and Lauren. Alesha knows what she’s doing and will be a good representative of Simon’s views.’


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