X Factor 2013 judges: Tulisa gets the axe, to no one's surprise

X Factor 2012 final Tulisa

The XFactor 2013 won't see Tulisa on the line up, after she was dropped in a revamp of the show.

It's not much of a shock, given that the N-Dubz star spent last series with a face like a slapped arse for most of the live shows.

According to The Sun, reasons for axing Tulisa also included her flop solo career.

An insider told the newspaper this morning: "Quite apart from her performance on last year’s show, you can’t have a singer whose album only reached No35 in the charts sitting in judgment on other singers.

“Tulisa has been on the panel for two years. She had a good run, but all good things come to an end.”

But more interestingly, Louis Walsh is currently in a battle between Simon Cowell and ITV bosses to stay.

Simon wants the Irishman back for a tenth year, but ITV want him gone.

A source blabbed: "He will fight tooth and nail to keep him on the show.

“It hasn’t reached the shouting stage yet — but if it does, Simon is prepared for the fight.”

Gary Barlow's spot in the panel is also up in the air, with ITV again wanting him back while boss Simon still wants him gone.

Auditions for the new series begin next month.

A spokesperson for The X Factor said: “No formal decisions have been made on the panel for 2013’s X Factor as yet.”

What do you all think? Who do you want to stay and who should go? Add your comments below...

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