X Factor 2012 judge Tulisa has hit back at reports suggesting she could be axed from the show.
It was claimed in The Sun last month that producers had warned Tulisa about her behaviour outside of the show, including her late night dressing room parties.
"She needs to buck up her ideas and give her performance on the show more attention," a source was quoted as saying.
However speaking to the Daily Mirror Tulisa claimed that ITV bosses have loved her on the show this autumn.
She said: "They’re pleased with me on the live shows because I’m being feistier than last year. Whether people tune into the show to love me or hate me, they’re still watching.’"
The N-Dubz singer confessed that last year she did try to be 'too nice', revealing: "I was playing the game a bit then, but I decided I had to be the real me this year."
She continued: "I told Simon when I was auditioning for the judge’s job, 'I can tone myself down if you want. I won’t go on Twitter and swear.' He said, 'No. I just want you to be 100 per cent yourself.' And that’s what I’m doing. Simon gets what I’m about. That’s why he hired me. I’ve made my career because I’ll never sit back in a corner and give in."
Discussing the potential for changes on the panel next year, Tulisa added: "I wouldn’t want to lose Gary or Louis to work with Simon. But I would love to be able to have him on the panel as well."
The X Factor UK returns next year, with open auditions for the 2013 series starting in the Spring.
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