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'X Factor': Tulisa axed by Simon Cowell, wants to save Louis Walsh?

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Tulisa Contostavlos is said to be on the verge of being axed from The X Factor by Simon Cowell.

The executive producer of the series will reportedly tell the singer that she will not be asked back "within weeks", according to The Sun.

The X Factor Final: Tulisa

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Tulisa Contostavlos

'Britain's Got Talent' judges arrive at the auditions held at Clyde Auditorium: Simon Cowell

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Simon Cowell



A source close to the production team claimed: "Quite apart from her performance on last year's show, you can't have a singer whose album only reached number 35 in the charts sitting in judgement on other singers.

"Tulisa has been on the panel for two years. She had a good run, but all good things come to an end."

Meanwhile, Cowell is said to be fighting "tooth and nail" to keep Louis Walsh on the panel, who other producers also reportedly want to axe.

An insider said: "He will fight tooth and nail to keep him on the show.

Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh enjoy a night out together at The Arts Club.

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Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh



"It hasn't reached the shouting stage yet — but if it does, Simon is prepared for the fight."

An X Factor spokesperson said: "No formal decisions have been made on the panel for 2013's X Factor as yet."

Tulisa was previously rumoured to be facing the axe back in January, but she denied the reports.

Robbie Williams is the latest star to be linked with a permanent spot on the judging panel.

Watch Tulisa's video for 'Young' below:



Tulisa's 'TFB for Bank' pop-up stall at Westfield Shepherd's Bush - photo gallery:


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