15 Life Lessons To Be Learned From Lucille Bluth28 Quintessentially British Problems ALL Brits Can UnderstandWe Can't Decide Which Is Cuter: The Puppy Or The Baby?27 Fabulous Celebrities With Truly Terrible Childhood Photographs15 Things We Learned From Chatting To The Guardians of the Galaxy Cast

Simon Cowell fires Tulisa in dramatic X Factor shake up

Simon Cowell fires Tulisa in dramatic X Factor shake up

Simon Cowell fires Tulisa in dramatic X Factor shake up

Simon Cowell fires Tulisa in dramatic X Factor shake up
Originally feisty Tulisa Contostavlos shook up The X Factor when she joined in 2011 following Cheryl Cole’s departure.

But last year viewing figures dipped by two million and Simon Cowell’s singing talent show was regularly beaten to the top spot by BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

This had meant that the music mogul has had to make some serious decisions about how to reclaim its Saturday night TV crown, following last year’s criticism that the show was dull.

As part of a dramatic X Factor shake up, the 53-year-old has axed Tulisa from the judging panel.

But according to sources he is fighting “tooth and nail” to keep his pal Louis Walsh on the show, despite ITV bosses wanting the 60-year-old X Factor veteran to be given the boot too.
Simon is said to have dug in his heels to save Louis, with an insider explaining exclusively to The Sun: “It hasn’t reached the shouting stage yet — but if it does, Simon is prepared for the fight.”
ITV is keen to keep Gary Barlow on the panel — even though Cowell sees him as “boring” and would rather he goes than Louis.
Bizarrely Tulisa hasn’t officially been told the bombshell that she won’t return for the tenth series, but sources told The Sun that she will find out “within weeks.”
They added: “Tulisa has been on the panel for two years. She had a good run, but all good things come to an end.”
The news will surely come as a blow to former N-Dubz singer, who has not had the best time of late after her album bombed.
An insider said: “Quite apart from her performance on last year’s show, you can’t have a singer whose album only reached No35 in the charts sitting in judgment on other singers.
There’s been pressure from ITV for Simon to reboot the show following the ratings slide and it seems that TV bosses want a more successful pop singer to take Tulisa’s spot.
Allegedly Simon has his eye on Rita Ora - who was a temporary judge last year - to join the X Factor, but she’s reluctant as the 22-year-old wants to concentrate on her music career.
Meanwhile other names that have been linked to “the new X Factor” include former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne, ex-Spice Girl Mel B, while Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is said to be signing a new deal.
Last night a spokesman for the show insisted: “No formal decisions have been made on the panel for 2013’s X Factor as yet.”

Published by
22 Feb 2013
Special offers...
Our partners
Advertising


Don't miss...
QUIZ: How Much Of A Harry Potter Fan Are You?The Best Quotes of Dr. Seuss
Tricks and tips for an active new year50 Moving On Quotes To Forget About Him
Most Popular
24h
1 Week
1 Month
27 Fabulous Celebrities With Truly Terrible Childhood Photographs
31/07/2014
28 Quintessentially British Problems ALL Brits Can Understand
01/08/2014
Angelina Jolie “stunned” after Maddox asks about Jennifer Aniston
04/10/2013
WATCH: The preview for Katy Perry's dramatic song Unconditionally
15/11/2013
21 Things That Went Down At EVERY Primary School
22/07/2014
Watch These People Dancing Naked In Public. It's Oddly Hypnotising
16/07/2014
Benedict Cumberbatch talks marriage and his perfect woman
30/07/2013
Justin Bieber behind Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom divorce?
28/10/2013
We Can't Decide Which Is Cuter: The Puppy Or The Baby?
01/08/2014
Baby on the way! 10 ways Kate Middleton is breaking royal rules
22/07/2013
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...
         

Copyright © 1999-2014 soFeminine.co.uk
This week: Food & Drink Special : recipes from A to Z, by country, by duration, by type - Surnames - E-cards
Axel Springer Group: Idealo.co.uk