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Tulisa's back - and she's got her mojo, says Louis


Louis and Tulisa

Louis and Tulisa

Louis and Tulisa

Louis Walsh said his former X Factor co-star Tulisa Contostavlos has "got her mojo back" after the pair teamed up again for the new series.

Contostavlos said she became "a paranoid wreck" and felt her life was over after being caught up in a cocaine sting, which led to a trial that collapsed in dramatic fashion last month.


The 26-year-old former N-Dubz star joined Walsh for the judge's houses stage where she provided expert advice to this year's contestants.

Walsh said: "Because I got to know her for two years on the show and because she's had a really tough time, and I just thought I'd give her a ring and I asked Simon and he said yes, everyone said yes, and it was a brilliant time and she's looking great.

"She's back and she's got her mojo back and she deserves it, she's a really good girl."

Contostavlos was a judge for two series and mentored winning group Little Mix at her first attempt.