Tulisa Contostavlos has revealed that she will never quit the X Factor.
There had been some reports recently suggesting that the N-Dubz star wanted to take a step back from her very public life, settle down and maybe even think about starting a family. However in a recent interview she has denied the claims and said that she will never leave the ITV show voluntarily.
Tulisa has no acts left in this year’s series and after winning last year with Little Mix, she has no hope of achieving the honour for a second year, after Ella Henderson was eliminated on Sunday night.
But even this won’t deter her and speaking to Metro, the brunette beauty insisted that she’s there for the duration, explaining:
‘I would never quit the show.’
‘At the end of the day, I’ve got to where I am as a solo artist with The X Factor.’
Tulisa quickly backtracked at this point and insisted that of course her music is good enough to have topped the charts without the ITV show, but she concedes that it gave her a platform and some really decent PR just before she went solo earlier this year.
‘I’m not saying musically my music wasn’t good enough. I still believe Young would have gone to No.1 but the way that I have been blown out of proportion is fully down to The X Factor and I am grateful for that and I would never bite the hand that feeds you.’
It’s been reported though that Tulisa might not have a choice in whether she stays or she goes as insiders say Simon Cowell is planning a major shake up of the judging panel next year.
The music mogul is reportedly considering returning to the show himself for six weeks in a bid to boost ratings and is considering replacing Tulisa altogether, preferably with Cheryl Cole.
One insider said:
“Simon sees Cheryl and Nicole as the dream team. He believes those two women on the show would pull in viewers and make it so much more appealing than the current series.”
Another source explained:
“Simon thinks only Dannii and Cheryl can save the show.
“He’s contacted them to ask if they would be interested in coming back next year because he worries Tulisa has lost her edginess.”
What do you think X Factor fans? Are you a Tulisa fan? Do you want to see her on the 2013 series? leave your comments below….