This year’s X Factor has been the series of contestants and judges behaving badly and we think that kelly Rowland’s last minute flee back to the US last week due to a throat infection, and not to mention the massive drop in ratings, may have been the last straw for Simon Cowell.

The music mogul has apparently given Kelly 48 hours to get back to the UK, ignoring strict orders from the former Destiny’s Child member’s doctor who has told her not to fly any time soon. An insider told The People,

Kelly has been told it’s time to make her mind up. Everyone is supportive of the fact she is ill but other bosses are annoyed at the situation…. She doesn’t want to quit. She is adamant that she isn’t worried about the row she had with Tulisa and wants to return but she has to give the ­producers her word – and fast.

So time is ticking for sick note Kelly as well as the show’s expiry date. The way things are going it’s looking like Strictly Come Dancing might give us the Christmas number one!

Do you think that Simon Cowell is being harsh, after all the girl is ill? Or must the show come first? Share your thoughts