X Factor 2012: Tulisa defends declining ratings

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X Factor 2012 judge Tulisa has defended the show's declining ratings.

The current series of The X Factor has hit lots of 7 million viewers, with some episodes seeing the lowest ratings in almost five years.

Last weekend's last edition, which saw the final 25 contestants revealed, was down two million on last year's series.

But Tulisa, who is on the panel now for her second year, isn't worried.

"Its still the biggest who on TV," she said. "Still more viewers than any other programme. As long as that's the case, what's to worry about?"

However as we pointed out previously, The Voice UK's auditions actually attracted more viewers than The X Factor 2012 has done so far.

Meanwhile, Tulisa told heat that she felt more relaxed on the panel this year.

"I feel more relaxed. I'm always been nervous," she admitted.

But the N-Dubz star, who releases her debut solo album later this year, added: "Ive earned my spot on the panel."

The X Factor continues on Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV1.

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