The troubled contestant has been suffering from panic attacks.
Katie Waissel’s time in X Factor just seems to be getting tougher. She was clearly devastated on Sunday when she was once again was in the bottom two, and has been having such a hard week that bosses are considering asking her to leave.
Yesterday the contestants filmed their video for David Bowie’s Heroes - the song that they will be covering for their charity single. Katie however held up the filming for hours as she had a panic attack and had to be comforted by her parents.
An insider revealed: "She's very fragile and we are very concerned. We are considering asking her to step aside because it is really affecting the show."
The singer is also suffering form a chest infection this week and due to her emotional and physical health had to miss attending the Cosmo Awards with the other contestants.
This isn’t the first time that there has been talk of Katie leaving the competition and we can help but wonder whether it would be better for her mental health if Katie did leave. She obviously can’t handle the pressure of being in the bottom two, something that nearly all contestants will eventually have to go through and the press that she attracts is clearly too much for her to handle.
What do you think? Would Katie be better off leaving X Factor or would the show not be the same without her? Comments please…