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Tulisa: "I haven't been axed from The X Factor"

Tulisa has denied reports she's been "axed" from The X Factor.

The 24-year-old singer's position on the show as a judge has been hefty fodder for tabloids over the past few months, but the star insists she is still an official member of the programme.

She told the Sunday People newspaper: ''I haven't been axed from 'The X Factor'. I love the show, I'd always want to do it. Last year was much harder than my first series but I did enjoy it.

''I've contacted Simon and had dinner with show producer Richard Holloway and his wife a couple of weeks ago. We're all friends and I've not been told that I won't be going back.''

Tulisa also rubbished claims she has strained relationships with Simon Cowell and fellow judge Gary Barlow.

She explained: ''I'm realistic. If Simon had called to say I was sacked, I'd say. If there were issues, I'd say. I love speaking the truth as I feel like nobody else does it. I'm not one to hold back. Simon and I are cool with each other, it doesn't go as deep as people think.

Tulisa added: ''Gary and I had our on-screen spats but we'd come off the stage and it would be cool. There weren't really any spats backstage.''





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