Tulisa Contostavlos branded 'scumbag' at X Factor audition

Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos was lunged at by a wannabe singer at yesterday's (07.07.11) 'X Factor' auditions, who also branded the N-Dubz singer a ''scumbag''.

Tulisa Contostavlos was lunged at by a wannabe singer at 'X Factor' auditions yesterday (07.07.11).

The N-Dubz star - who, along with Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow, is a new addition to the judging panel, joining Louis Walsh after Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue left - was on the receiving end of George Gerasimou's abuse as he moved towards her and called her a "scumbag".

George - who had a run-in with the panel when he first auditioned in 2009 - said he was there to make amends for his behaviour but after he began singing Ne-Yo's hit 'Give Me Everything', he jumped down the stage and walked behind Tulisa as she had put her arm up to stop the audition.

As the audience at London's The O2 started booing, he moved closer towards her and angrily said: "Why did you stop the music?"

As producers ran towards him, Tulisa replied: "I have heard enough."

He then said to her: "You're just a scumbag from Camden replacing Cheryl on the panel."

But Tulisa wouldn't take his abuse and hit back, saying : "Get back and stop invading my space. I am really proud of what I have achieved. If you don't like it, why did you come down today?"

George's friend then ran on to the stage and started shouting at the judges and as the hopeful left, he stuck his finger up at the panel.


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