New judge felt pressure of show

Tulisa Contostavlos feared she was having a heart attack when she started as an X Factor judge.

The N-Dubz singer found that the pressure of her new job caused her to suffer frightening symptoms.

In the beginning there was just pure fear,’ Tulisa, 23, admits.

I was having heart palpitations going through the roof.’

Luckily Tulisa has learned to relax as auditions for the new show, which had its official launch at the O2 Arena on Wednesday, have gone on.

I had to sit myself down and say: “Tulisa, you need to get a grip,”‘ the singer tells the Daily Star.

The X Factor starts on Saturday at 8pm on ITV.

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