Tulisa Contostavlos WILL return to The X Factor if she has anything to do with it

Host Dermot O'Leary told us she has "unfinished business"


by Owen Tonks |

On a daily basis we wonder what Tulisa Contostavlos’ next television career move is going to be – sure she had a bit of a comeback on The X Factor this year when she emerged from the sea in a white bikini and then helped out Stereo Kicks before they got the boot (oops!).

It seems she WILL be returning to the show next year, if she has anything to do with it, as she has “unfinished business”.

Well, the last series she was on in 2012, fellow former judge Gary Barlow said she had “fag ash breath”, so maybe she’ll come back minty fresh.

Anyway, host Dermot O’Leary says she’d love her job back on the judging panel.

He told heatworld: “I definitely think there’s some unfinished business for Tulisa. I know she’d want to, knowing her, she’d want to come back with bells and whistles.”


We can’t wait to see THAT outfit!

However, Dermot says she’ll only be able to return if she just stops pumping that dance music out her, err, mouth.

He added: “I think it’s always harder for artists on the panel because they’ve got other careers and they want to go and release new albums and stuff and this is, Gary [Barlow] found it, it’s a tough gig when you’re a judge and an artist.”

Well, after Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's mime-gate this series maybe Tulisa can give us a live performance next season.

See you next year then Tulisa, yeah?

GALLERY: Tulisa's face over the years


Tulisa Contostavlos' face over the years before and after surgery

September 2007
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At the MOBO Awards with Fazer and Dappy

September 2009
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At the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2009

August 2009
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Leaving the MOBO Awards in 2009

November 2009
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At a photocall for the T4 Stars of 2009

December 2009
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Leaving the London Studios after a session with N-Dubz and Mr Hudson

April 2010
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At a book signing for N-Dubz's autobiography N-Dubz: Against All Odds: From Street Life To Chart Life. 'Member that?

April 2010
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At the Lipsy launce in Movida London

July 2010
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Performing at London's Somerset House

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September 2010
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Performing at Wembley actual Arena for BBC1 Xtra Live

June 2011
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At the X Factor auditions in Birmingham

July 2011
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At the X Factor auditions in London

July 2011
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Loving life at Hyde Park's Wireless Festival

July 2011
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Performing at T4 On The Beach in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

October 2011
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On the red carpet at the Pride of Britain Awards in London

October 2011
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Looking fresh faced at the X Factor studios in London

April 2012
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Posing outside the V&A Museum in London ahead of a birthday party

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May 2012
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With biiiiiiig hair outside the O2 Arena for the 2012 X Facor auditions

July 2012
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Celebrating her 25th birthday in Ibiza

September 2012
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Signing copies of her new autobiography Honest:My Story So Far in Smiths

October 2012
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Taking her X Factor contestants - Jade Ellis, Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan - to the BBC Radio 1 studios in London

October 2012
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Posing on the red carpet at the world premiere of James Bond film Skyfall at London's Royal Albert Hall

May 2013
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With incredible poodle hair at the 2013 Sony Radio Academy Awards in London

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August 2013
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Partying at London's Dstrkt club for friend Chelsee Healey's 25th birthday celebrations

December 2013
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Practising her best Nigella Lawson face for her first hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court over that drugs charge

December 2013
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Partying at Kelly Brook's bar Steam and Rye for her PA Gareth Varey's birthday

January 2014
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Waiting in the audience at the Celebrity Big Brother 2014 final night to support house cousin housemate Dappy

July 15 2014
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Striding into court for her drugs trial at Southwark Crown Court

July 16 2014
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Walking past the paps for day two of her drugs trial at Southwark Crown Court

July 21 2014
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Entering court just before her drugs trial collapsed, thanks to problems with the prosecurot's star witness

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