Tulisa: Louis is my best friend
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 June 2011
New 'X Factor' judge Tulisa Contostavlos revealed she is getting on with fellow panellist Louis Walsh ''like a house on fire''
Tulisa Contostavlos is getting on with Louis Walsh "like a house on fire".
The N-Dubz singer - who replaced Cheryl Cole as an 'X Factor' judge for the forthcoming series of the ITV1 talent show - has bonded with the whole panel, but the Irishman has become her "best friend".
Tulisa - who also appears alongside Gary Barlow and Kelly Rowland - told new! magazine: "I'm getting on mostly with Louis Walsh. He's my best friend, my new BFF - I love him.
"Me and him get on like a house on fire. But the other two judges are great - I love Gary, I love Kelly. I knew Gary from before - I've written songs with him in the studio - so yeah, me and Gazza and Kels are cool."
Louis recently said Tulisa is doing a "great job" as a judge and the 22-year-old star says she has proved the 58-year-old music manager wrong about her personality.
She added: "Just from the minute I met him I clicked so well with him and, you know, he understands my humour and I don't think he expected me to be the way I am.
"He even told me he thought we wouldn't get on as well as we do but we do and it's brilliant, I love it."
Despite replacing Cheryl on the show, Tulisa admitted to being "nervous" the 27-year-old Girls Aloud singer might want her former role back after being axed from US 'X Factor'.
She said: "I tried to keep my head down but, yes, I was a little nervous she'd get her old job - or my new one - back!"