Tulisa Contostavlos bags 450k X Factor pay rise
Tulisa Contostavlos is to double her 'X Factor' salary after coaching Little Mix to success in last night's (11.12.11) final of the ITV1 show
Tulisa Contostavlos is to double her 'X Factor' salary after coaching Little Mix to success.
The N-Dubz singer - who mentored the winners of the ITV1 show throughout the competition - will bag a £450,000 pay rise after impressing series boss Simon Cowell with her no-nonsense attitude.
As well as learning tricks of the trade from co-judge and close pal Louis Walsh, the 23-year-old star is said to have caught the eye of the music mogul with her controversial comments, which saw her brand Misha B a "bully" in the early stages of the competition.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Tulisa will end up with just shy of a million. She's stuck by Louis and learnt a few tricks of the trade from him.
"Plus, she sticks to her views. Weaker people might have retracted what she said about Misha B hassling Little Mix to keep things upbeat but she didn't. The producers love her."
After Tulisa performed a duet with the girl group - made up of Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall - on Saturday night's show (10.12.11), Simon praised the singer for doing a "great job" and said she should become a "permanent member" of the band.
Writing on his twitter page, he said: "I think @officialtulisa should be a permanent 5th member!
"I was really hoping a group would win this year. @OfficialTulisa has done a great job. These girls could be stars. (sic)"