Rumours that Cheryl Cole will take over from new X Factor judge and mentor Tulisa Contostavlos when the show reaches the live studio performances were crushed last night when the N-Dubz rapper put paid to the all the wagging tongues.
Gossip has been rife since Tulisa took over from Cheryl Cole’s highly prized weekly spot on the UK’s biggest search-for-a-star competition. But current speculation about the Girls Aloud singer and former X Factor judge returning to the ITV1 show was blasted as ‘rubbish’ from the new star judge.
“I can 100% reassure fans that I will be sitting in that judgeâ€™s chair in the final.
“These stories? I know they are a load of rubbish.
“I know for a fact from the conversations Iâ€™ve had with Cheryl that itâ€™s all a load of rubbish.
“As for me and Cheryl? We are just cool.
“I hate it when people say â€˜Oh my God weâ€™re new best friends and that Iâ€™m morphing into herâ€™.
“We do talk. Itâ€™s as simple as that. I havenâ€™t spoken to her for a bit because she has been out in LA but we will meet up when she gets back.
“We are just cool. Thatâ€™s the word for me and Cheryl.
“We sat down and had â€˜the conversationâ€™ at her birthday party.
“We said â€˜Itâ€™s gonna go crazyâ€™ and â€˜People are going to make up rumour after rumourâ€™.
“It has been intense. We donâ€™t pay any attention.
“I canâ€™t actually believe how much people have embraced me now the show is on air.
“Even the people that are fans of Cheryl said â€˜We like you too’,Â said X Factor judge Tulisa who’s very much here to stay.