X Factor judges already arguing

Louis Walsh has hit out at his fellow X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, calling her a chav who thinks she’s more of a star than she actually is.

The X Factor hits TV screens again on Saturday and the show’s veteran judge Louis is stirring trouble – and getting publicity – by taking a swipe at the N-Dubz star.

She is a bit rough round the edges,’ Louis, 60, tells Radio Times.

When they announced she was on the panel I was expecting a chav in a tracksuit – which is what we got – but she’s a lot of fun.

She thinks she’s a bigger star than she actually is though.’

Despite the digs, Tulisa admits that she wouldn’t be in a good place if she hadn’t become famous.

The singer, who joined The X Factor panel last year, saw her friends get pregnant as a teenager in London and she knows that she could have gone the same way.

I can imagine just having a baby because there is nothing else to do,’ Tulisa, 24, tells Times Magazine.

Living with a drug dealer in a council flat.

Music was all I could do. If I didn’t make it in the music business I knew I was finished.

If I wanted to succeed, I’d have to stop moping around and go to the studio and work my arse off until I succeeded.’

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Anna Francis