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28th Feb 2013

X Factor Judge Officially Axed, and ‘Gutted’ About It

The judging panel for X Factor has had its first 2013 casualty...

Tulisa Contostavlos has been dumped from the X Factor judging panel. 

The ‘Young’ singer is reportedly “gutted” about the news, with a source telling The Sun newspaper; “To say Tulisa is gutted is an understatement. She’s a bit embarrassed to be on the scrapheap when she delivered with Little Mix. 

“She’s thrown away one of the most high-profile jobs in the industry as well as one of the best paid.

“But she simply wasn’t up to scratch last year and Simon Cowell had no real option.” 

Tulisa will not return as a judge for the 2013 series of X Factor

Tulisa won the competition in 2011 with her act Little Mix, but her performance on the last series was considered disappointing by boss Simon Cowell.

Favourites to replace Tulisa on the panel so far include Robbie Williams and Mel B.