'Sassy' N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos still in the running for The X Factor 2011

The X Factor judges in 2008

N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos is reportedly still in the running to join The X Factor 2011 panel, despite previous reports suggesting she couldn't stop swearing! According to The Mirror however the 22-year-old has cleaned up her act is on the short list of judges.

Frankie Sandford, Rachel Stevens, Kelly Rowland and Alesha Dixon are all also in the mix to take over Cheryl Cole's spot o the UK's biggest telly show this year.

The tabloid claims that ITV1 bosses are "seriously considering" hiring Tulisa, who has appeared on The Xtra Factor before with her bandmates.

A source said: "Tulisa’s smart, sassy and sexy. In many ways, she’s a like-for-like replacement for Cheryl and her fans are just the sort that watch."

With The X Factor 2011 auditions starting next Wednesday in Manchester, the new look panel will be announced within the next few days.

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