X Factor 2012: Tulisa prefers Nicole to Kelly Rowland (don't we all?)

Tulisa (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judge Tulisa has revealed that she's getting on a lot better with Nicole Scherzinger than she ever did with Kelly Rowland.

Speaking about the new judge, who joined the panel from the bootcamp stages this year, Tulisa said Nicole was "too nice" to fall out with.

She told We Love Pop magazine: "In the beginning me and Kelly used to be like, 'Yeah we get on like a house on fire, there's no problem', because there wasn't.

"The minute the problem started was when you saw it on TV. Whereas Nicole's just too nice!"

And hitting out at Kelly, Tulisa claimed that the US star would often bring up on air feuds behind the scenes.

"If we have an argument on the panel, when I come off Gary will say 'You alright?' and we just grin at each other," she told the magazine this month. "It's just business. You don't need to bring it backstage. Obviously with me and Kelly, there were times when it went backstage and we wouldn't talk, which was unfortunate.

"It didn't bother me, though. I was like, 'If you don't want to talk to me, don't talk to me'."

Kelly quit the show after just the one series earlier this year, blaming hectic work commitments as her reason for leaving.

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows continue at 8:20PM tonight on ITV1.

The third elimination will take place on Sunday night's live show, which will also feature performances from JLS and Labrinth.

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