X Factor 2012: Tulisa says she feared for Louis’ life after a rejected contestant, Zoe Alexander, lashed out!
With the country in a state of utter anticipation over the launch of this year’s X Factor tonight, judge Tulisa Contostavlos has admitted that at one point during the audition stages, she feared for fellow judge Louis Walsh’s life!
According to the Mirror newspaper at the time, the producer needed medical attention after the wanna-be singer smashed her in the nose with the palm of her hand.
A source at the time said: “I’ve never seen a reaction like it on the show.
“She threw the mic and her language was bad enough but she struck out at cameras and the producer.”
Zoe, who claims the whole episode left her feeling suicidal, is reported to have said after the event: “I lost it and said they were a bunch of c***s.
“I want to apologise to the judges and to the audience – but they set me up to humiliate me.”
Now, with the episode due to be aired soon, judge Tulisa has admitted that, while she wasn’t scared for herself during the attack, she was very concerned for her fellow judge, X Factor veteran, Louis Walsh!
Tulisa said: “I didn’t fear for my safety. I feared for Louis’s.
“She seemed like a tough cookie and out of all the judges, I thought Louis was the one who probably needed defending.”
Walsh claimed that he was stunned by the singer’s behaviour, commenting: “We were nice to her! She came out looking like Pink and she sang a Pink song.”
Watch a clip of Zoe in action below:
The new series of the X Factor starts tonight at 8pm on ITV1/ITV1 HD.
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