Kevin McHale plunges X Factor into crisis after he loses his voice

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The X Factor: Celebrity was reportedly plunged into ‘crisis’ hours before the first live show on Saturday after contestant Kevin McHale lost his voice. 

The Glee actor’s issue with his voice is yet another problem for the star following the sinus surgery he had earlier this year.

In a post on his Instagram account Kevin, 31, shared a clip in which he was blowing a steamer into his face in an attempt to ease his symptoms ahead of the shows. 

In crisis: The X Factor: Celebrity was reportedly plunged into 'crisis' hours before the first live show on Saturday after contestant Kevin McHale, 31, lost his voice

In crisis: The X Factor: Celebrity was reportedly plunged into 'crisis' hours before the first live show on Saturday after contestant Kevin McHale, 31, lost his voice

In crisis: The X Factor: Celebrity was reportedly plunged into ‘crisis’ hours before the first live show on Saturday after contestant Kevin McHale, 31, lost his voice

Clearly concerned about his voice and the forthcoming show, in a caption on the post Kevin wrote ‘1 night to go, steam. the X Factor’.  

Producers are reportedly concerned about what to do if the US actor is unable to perform, according to the

However a source told that the star is keen to recover in time.  They said: ‘Kevin remains the true professional and is continuing to power through despite feeling under the weather…

‘He has been resting his voice and is all set for the weekend ahead – everyone is really looking forward to hearing his performance.’

Worried: In a post on his Instagram account Kevin, 31, shared a clip of him blowing a steamer into his face in an attempt to ease his symptoms

Worried: In a post on his Instagram account Kevin, 31, shared a clip of him blowing a steamer into his face in an attempt to ease his symptoms

Worried: In a post on his Instagram account Kevin, 31, shared a clip of him blowing a steamer into his face in an attempt to ease his symptoms

The insider went on to say that Kevin would impress viewers and judges with a version of Lizzo’s Good As Hell. 

‘Kevin will take to the stage with a whole dance squad dressed in thigh-high red PVC boots – bringing “kinky boots” to the X Factor Celebrity stage,’ they said. 

Following his surgery, Kevin had admitted about being worried that his singing ability on the show might be impacted.  

Rock on! The insider went on to say that Kevin would impress viewers and judges with a version of Lizzo's Good As Hell

Rock on! The insider went on to say that Kevin would impress viewers and judges with a version of Lizzo's Good As Hell

Rock on! The insider went on to say that Kevin would impress viewers and judges with a version of Lizzo’s Good As Hell

He said at the time: ‘This is the first time I am testing my vocals in a live performance. I was really scared to say yes to doing this.’      

The latest setback for Simon Cowell’s show follows news that Sunday episodes have been scrapped, meaning there will be just one show a week.  

The move comes after years of declining viewing figures for ITV’s once flagship entertainment show as it competes against BBC juggernaut Strictly Come Dancing.

Cowell has recruited big names from both sides of the Atlantic for his new spin on the long-running franchise in a battle to win back viewers.

Instead the results will air on Saturday in an extended episode and Sunday night’s gap in the schedule will be filled by Stephen Mulhern’s popular quiz show Catchphrase.

The first live show of The X Factor: Celebrity kicks off at 8.20pm this weekend, ending at 10:10pm.

A source told MailOnline: ‘The X Factor: Celebrity is a new show and a new format and as such will be scheduled differently to previous years with one bumper show on a Saturday.’

Bad timing: The latest setback for Simon Cowell's show follows news that Sunday episodes have been scrapped, meaning there will be just one show a week

Bad timing: The latest setback for Simon Cowell's show follows news that Sunday episodes have been scrapped, meaning there will be just one show a week

Bad timing: The latest setback for Simon Cowell’s show follows news that Sunday episodes have been scrapped, meaning there will be just one show a week

Last week’s episode of X Factor peaked at 4.3million but this figure does not include those people watching on ITV Hub, Smart Phone, Tablet, Catch-up and Digital platforms.

It was ITV’s biggest show of the night and the most watched show on TV in its slot, doubling BBC1’s rating among young adults.

But despite X Factor winning its time slot, over on BBC 1 Strictly pulled in 9 million viewers and peaked with nearly 10 million when it aired immediately before The X Factor.

Replacement: Instead the results will air on Saturday in an extended episode and Sunday night's gap in the schedule will be filled by Stephen Mulhern's popular quiz show Catchphrase

Replacement: Instead the results will air on Saturday in an extended episode and Sunday night's gap in the schedule will be filled by Stephen Mulhern's popular quiz show Catchphrase

Replacement: Instead the results will air on Saturday in an extended episode and Sunday night’s gap in the schedule will be filled by Stephen Mulhern’s popular quiz show Catchphrase

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