Tulisa quits The X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 May 2013
Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa

Tulisa has confirmed she will not be part of 'The X Factor' this year and revealed she plans to "do something different", teasing fans she has a "very exciting announcement" in the pipeline

Tulisa has confirmed she will not be part of 'The X Factor' this year.

The 'Young' hitmaker has finally ended speculation about her future as a judge on the ITV talent show by taking to her Twitter account to announce she will not return to the programme, and she is now planning to "do something different".

She wrote: "Just wanted to let you all know that I won't be part of the X Factor panel this year. I've had a great time on the show, but this year it's time to do something different."

The 24-year-old singer - who won the competition in her debut year with pop act Little Mix - teased she has a "very exciting announcement" in the pipeline and thanked everyone on the show for their support over the past two years.

She tweeted: "I'd like to thank everyone on The X Factor for two amazing years. Stay tuned as I have a very exciting announcement soon!"

The N-Dubz singer is expected to be replaced by former judge Sharon Osbourne - who sat on the panel from 2004 to 2007 - after she reportedly agreed a £1.8 million deal to return to the show, including a £1.5 million salary and £300,000 of first class flights between Los Angeles and the UK.

Louis Walsh has confirmed he and Gary Barlow will be returning to the judging panel and hinted Nicole Scherzinger is more than likely to return for this year's series ahead of Spice Girls singer Mel B.

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