The singer isn't worried about her place on the judges' panel

Tulisa Contostavlos says she’ll be thrilled if Cheryl Cole returns to The X Factor.

Simon Cowell is rumoured to want Cheryl, 29, back on the judges’ panel next year – but Tulisa, 24, isn’t threatened.

‘I don’t know anything about it, but I think that would be amazing,’ says Tulisa.

‘Obviously I love Cheryl to bits but I don’t know anything about that.’

Tulisa won the last series of The X Factor with girl band Little Mix but she’ll be taking a backseat during this year’s final as all three of her acts have left the show.

The singer is still too disappointed by Ella Henderson‘s shock exit last month to completely relax next weekend.

‘It would never be nice because if I could have my girls back I would, but I’ve just got to kind of get on with it. It’s a new experience,’ Tulisa tells Daybreak.

‘Obviously I’ve never not had any acts because I’ve only been on it for two years now. It feels completely different but you’ve just got to get on with it.’

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