Friday 19 January 2018

Tulisa facing X Factor axe as feud with producers deepens

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

X FACTOR judge Tulisa is believed to be facing the axe from the talent show’s judging panel after a feud between her and producers deepened after a Twitter rant.

The judge upset producers on Saturday’s live show after she told contestant James Arthur she could imagine seeing him at a ‘credible’ showcase for new artists - implying the X Factor wasn't.

In the aftermath of the elimination of her final contestant Ella Henderson on Sunday night the judge said on Xtra Factor she felt like she was going to return to her ‘urban roots’ – interpreted to be a sign she was fed up with the show.

Producers were believed to have let the comments slide, believing the singer was upset at her acts’ elimination.

However the feud has now gone public after the judge blasted producers in a Twitter rant.

“They want me 2 shut up ... be a lifeless robot that plays their shallow media games ... be everything that’s expected ... a shadow of my former self”, she said.

She continued: “Not say what I think, feel or know, in the fear that they might destroy me 4 it.”

The rant continued: “To b this much in the public eye & scrutinised & still be myself..COMPLETELY!If u think u know me from what u read, u know nothin at all..

“So my message 4 the haters n the negative media 4 shuttin up..NEVER GUNA HAPPEN!!! that's what makes me tulisa! SO U CAN ALL BITE ME!” she tweeted.

Tulisa’s act Little Mix became the first band ever to win the series last year – however she was the first judge eliminated this year.

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