X Factor judge Tulisa has branded Gary Barlow childish over his fag ash breath comment at the weekend.
Tulisa was stunned when Gary said he was "offended" by Tulisa's breath at the weekend, after she slated his singer Chris Maloney for ruining another 80's classic.
"I was speaking the truth and he didn’t like it," Tulisa said. "He didn’t have a good comeback so he resorted to making a childish comment."
But she insisted that the pair were quickly back on speaking terms, revealing: "Gary knocked on my door after the show to offer an apology. I’ve accepted it."
Speaking to the official X Factor website on ITV.com, Tulisa admitted things did heated between the panel, but everyone remained friends once the show was over.
She said: "The Judges are entitled to the own opinions. I’m fiercely protective over my Girls. I wouldn’t want any other category."
And the N_Dubz star insisted "I’m not in competition with Nicole over our outfits. I couldn’t care less about stuff like that. My focus will always be on my Girls."
She added: "Nicole and I are little party animals! We always have a wicked time when we go out together."
[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor[/cat] continues next Saturday night on ITV1.
The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.