Hip star Tinie Tempah and R&B legend Usher will help out new X Factor 2011 judges Tulisa and Kelly Rowland at this year's judges' houses, it has been claimed. According to The Sun, Tulisa would "love" for Tinie to come on board after X Factor bosses 'banned' her N-Dubz bandmate Dappy.
The paper says that rapper Tinie is currently dropping all of his current commitments to join the show. A source told the tabloid: "Tulisa knows Tinie really well and would love for him to join her with the contestants once they are through bootcamp.
"She originally planned for her N-Dubz bandmates Dappy and Fazer to join her but the show producers thought that was a gamble.
"Gary is also close to Tinie and has been working with him on the new Children In Need single.
"He knows the show is huge and realised it would be great for his profile. He has a few things to wriggle out of, but is determined to be involved."
Meanwhile it's been revealed Usher is set to join Kelly Rowland as she flies the hopefuls in her category out to the states.
"Kelly has a lot of friends in high places but has asked Usher to be her wingman," a source said. "He loves the show as he's been on it a few times and gets on well with Simon Cowell and the top brass.
"Plus, he knows a thing or two about finding new talent as he was the man who discovered Justin Bieber.
"It's fair to say Bieber has done pretty well for himself since."
Gary Barlow will team up with Robbie Williams at the next stage of the competition while Louis Walsh has invited Sharon Osbourne back again.
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