Stacey Solomon looking forward to seeing Tulisa on The X Factor 2011

Stacey Solomon

Former X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon has revealed she's looking forward to see how viewers and contestants react to Tulisa Contostavlos on the new panel. Chatting about the hit reality show, Stacey also admitted she hadn't been in touch with former mentor Dannii Minogue since January!

"I haven't spoken to her since January or February, which is a shame. I should tweet her!" Stacey said.

The brunette beauty, who finished third on The X Factor in 2009, also said she was upset that Cheryl and Dannii wouldn't be on this year's show - but added she didn't think it would have an impact on Dannii's career.

"I was upset for all the judges that aren't in it," Stacey told new!, "But [Dannii]'s going to be so successful anyway. She doesn't need The X Factor."

Chatting about the new panel - consisting of Take That front man Gary Barlow, US singer Kelly Rowland, N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh - Stacey said she was most looking forward to seeing Tulisa in action.

She explained: "[Tulisa]'s young and she's had lots of success. It'll be interesting to see how people react to her. I've met her a couple of times and she's not scared of saying what she thinks.

Meanwhile the mum of two admitted to feeling guilty about missing time with her kids as she prepares for the release of her debut album.

"It's the same as any working mum," she says, "Every minute you get off you spend with them and have quality time.

"All of the time [I feel guilty], but if I stayed at home he wouldn't get to do the things he does."

> Stacey Solomon insists she won't be going on Celebrity Big Brother 2011!

Watch Stacey performing Son Of A Preacher Man at a festival last month...

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