Tulisa Contostavlos gushes about her new mentor... Cheryl Cole!

Tulisa Contostavlos

N-Dubz star and new X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has revealed how she and her precdessor Cheryl Cole have been bonding over the show. Tulisa, who was at Cole's exclusive birthday bash last week, told The Mirror she loved the 'Fight For This Love' singer!

The 22-year-old told the tabloid this morning "She’s been lovely. She’s always been someone I’ve admired because she came from the same background and, regardless of it being Newcastle, we’re two people who have come from nothing.

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“She told me that if I ever do need advice, let her know and she’s here for me so that was really nice of her.”

And in true girly fashion, Tulisa couldn't help but provide her thoughts on Cole's new hair - giving it a five star review!

Tulisa said: “I think she can pull off anything and I know why she’s done it.

“She’s most probably been a bit manic and the one thing I do when I need a fresh start is to just dye my hair as I find it really refreshing.

“I really think she wanted to refresh herself and feel like this is the new Cheryl,” she added.

Tulisa joins Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh for the latest X Factor 2011 auditions today at London's O2 Arena.

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