X Factor: Tulisa is to replace sick Mel B on judging panel

Tulisa is back, unfortunately this time because Mel B is sick...get well soon Mel!

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by Heat |

It looks like Tulisa Contostavlos has stepped in to replace Mel B, who was taken to hospital unwell, for tonight’s X Factor final.

The singer was asked by the show’s boss, Simon Cowell to join himself, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh.

It looks like Simon approached the N-Dubz star on Friday after former Spice Girl Mel was rushed to hospital.

Mel went to hospital yesterday after suffering from what is being described as a "serious illness."

Tulisa, 26, was previously on the show for two series and was replaced in 2013 by Sharon Osbourne.

A source close to her said how she was delighted to help out to make sure that Mel's final contestant, Andrea Faustini, has support from the judging table.

"Tulisa is really happy to help out," the source told The Mirror.

"She knows how important it is for the contestants to have someone there mentoring them, and getting behind them, especially when it is so near to the final.

"She will be making sure that Andrea gets as much help and guidance as possible.

T won the ITV show with her act Little Mix in 2011 and helped out Louis at his judges houses stage of the competition in the Bahamas this summer.

We hope Mel gets well soon! What do you think of Tulisa appearing on tonight’s show?

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