Tulisa kicks out X factor rompers
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 September 2011
Tulisa has kicked a group out of 'The X Factor' at the Judges Houses stage for defying her no romance orders
Tulisa has kicked a group out of 'The X Factor' for defying her no romance orders.
The judge was left fuming after six contestants from the Groups category – who she is mentoring for the final - were caught romping during a four-day trip to the Greek Island of Mykonos for the Judge's Houses section of the competition.
Producers found two members of one band had got together with hopefuls from two other bands, while two members of a mixed sex group – who are believed to have already been in a relationship – also got it on.
The N-Dubz singer had gone to great lengths to make sure the eight acts – which she was due to whittle to four yesterday (16.09.11) - were working hard, staying in a villa overlooking where the contestants were housed.
Tulisa said: "At the end of the day there's a lot of pressure and this is not the time for mucking about or partying. The people wanting to fool around just aren't taking it seriously
"If they're just mucking about for fun to have a sh*g when they should be rehearsing, then I'm not into that at all."
"My villa was purposely higher up so I could see their villa at night-time.
"I could see who was awake and who wasn't and was also listening to see who was rehearsing and who was not."
Tulisa – who stars on the judging panel alongside Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Kelly Rowland - reportedly told producers one guilty act was a "disgrace to the show" and refused to put them through to the live final.
She added: "I think before I started the X Factor there was this perception of me as being a bit wild because of my N-Dubz past.
"But hopefully now they see I am not like that at all, and I'm actually very strict with my acts because I want the best for them."