X Factor 2013 jugdes: Ella Henderson wants Tulisa back on the panel

Ella Henderson

X Factor star Ella Henderson has said she wants to see Tulisa back on the panel.

Ella was mentored by the N-Dubz star on last year's show and remains in contact.

The 17-year-old, who has since signed with Simon Cowell's Syco record label, said: "We've got each others' numbers and we text."

And Ella added: "I'd love to see her [Tulisa] come back. I think the judges this year were wicked."

However Tulisa's dad recently claimed that she wouldn't be back... because she's bored of the show.

God knows how Louis must feel then...

Tulisa’s dad has been telling people (anyone who will listen, it seems) that she won’t be back on the show this year because she doesn’t need the rubbish that comes with it.

“She doesn’t need The X Factor, she’s got N-Dubz,” he said.

He told Now magazine: “Tulisa doesn’t want to be there, she’s bored of it.”

Instead, Tulisa’s dad wants the singer to return to her “urban roots” and get back together with her N-Dubz bandmates.

He added: “What I want for her is security, so she never has to rely on anybody apart from herself. I want her to make some serious dosh, millions, by doing an independent album with N-Dubz.”

Clearly even her dad wasn’t won over Tulisa’s solo album then.

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