Cheryl Cole pulls out of V Festival & X Factor Boot Camp

Cheryl Cole has cancelled her appearances at V Festival and The X Factor boot camp while she battles malaria.

The Girls Aloud star contracted the tropical disease while on holiday in Tanzania with dancer pal Derek Hough, 25, last month.

Although Cheryl, 27, was transferred from intensive care to a private clinic on Friday, doctors have advised her to rest.

She will no longer perform at the V Festival in August and she will miss the boot camp stage of The X Factor later this month.

‘Our priority is to ensure Cheryl is fit and well before she returns to work and to give our contestants a fair and proper opportunity to compete in the show,’ a spokesman tells the BBC.

It has not been announced if a guest judge will replace Chezza.

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