It’s been reported today that X Factor judge Tulisa has QUIT the show and her role as a judge following what the Daily Star describe as a “blazing row” with the show’s producers.
Apparently hostilities between the former N-Dubz star and the show’s executives began weeks ago when it was announced that Nicole Scherzinger was to return to X Factor next year, and would furthermore retain her honorary title of ‘head judge’.
Tulisa, who apparently “can’t stand” Nicole was furious that her rival had been signed up for a new series before anyone else.
A show insider told the paper, “Tulisa had a blazing row with producers when she found out Nicole was coming back…
“She can’t stand working with her and Tulisa is not enjoying the job at all.”
However, it seems that not many tears will be shed over Tulisa’s resignation. The paper states, “Fed-up staff are said to be glad to see the back of the singer after months of irrational behaviour.”
The insider continued, “The producers couldn’t wait to get rid of her. She turned her dressing room into a nightclub and would boom out loud music.
“Despite leading Little Mix to victory in season one, she wasn’t as available to her acts off-stage as people think.
“Tulisa got the hump when she was warned about her behaviour.”
So now of course there will be much speculation about who will replace Tulisa – who I suspect jumped before she was pushed for the sake of her own dignity – but as Simon Cowell has promised to overhaul the judging panel for the forthcoming series, I’m hoping that Sharon Osbourne’s going to be top of the list!
Who would you like to see replacing Tulisa?
For now, here’s a reminder of Tulisa’s first year on X Factor…