XFactor 2013: Tulisa Contostavlos hints at show exit

X Factor 2012 final Tulisa

Tulisa Conostavlos has hinted she won't be back on The X Factor this year.

It's no real surprise, but the real shock is that Tulisa is instead hoping to work on her acting career.

After a poorly performing solo album, her job on The X Factor on the line and her N-Dubz bandmate facing a prison sentence, it's not been a great few months for Tulisa.

So she's planning to start a new chapter in her life and a new career by delving into acting.

“I’ve kinda been doing acting for a while but never found the time," she explained.

Speaking at the National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena this week, Tulisa said: “Now the album is out and done, I can find the time. I love acting as much as music so I would want to go to the top as much as I would in music.

“The X Factor is the only TV I would really do but I am getting back into my acting career this year. There’s a couple of films in the pipeline.”

Tulisa has had a few minor roles in some films and telly dramas already, but now wants to make it the focus on her efforts.

Recalling 2012 , she said: “It was pretty much a crazy year and everything felt like it was crammed in from recording the album to X Factor, everything was just insane.”

"It feels good to be out the way. I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter.”

Will you miss Tulisa on The X Factor if she left? We have to say she didn't seem to want to actually be on the show last summer!

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