X Factor comeback for Tulisa? Former judge tipped to appear in new series

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Tulisa could be set to make a surprise X Factor comeback this year.

X Factor boss Simon Cowell has said he's keen to work with her again following the collapse of her recent drugs trial.

Simon commented: "Tulisa’s been through a rough time and has come through it. I think she deserves a break now. I think she’s got a lot of opportunities ahead of her.”

But before the other judges start getting worried about being replaced, it doesn't look like Tulisa will be heading anywhere near the panel.

Instead, she's rumoured to have been invited to join pal Louis Walsh at this year's judges' houses.

Tulisa and Louis formed a perhaps surprising and close friendship on the show and he's also keen to see her back on the ITV series.

Louis told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I have spoken to Tulisa. I totally support her. I spent so much time in her dressing room, I know who the real Tulisa is. She’s not Mother Teresa but she’s a lovely girl.

“She’s rough around the edges but she’s a good girl. I like her. I ­definitely would have her at judges’ houses. She’ll bounce back."

Louis added: "She’s a tough lady and she’s made it this far on her own. My advice would be to make a great record and show off that gorgeous face of hers. Solo or group? She can do both.”

The X Factor judges are currently in Wembley for the arena rounds of this year's auditions.

Browse pictures of the panel on the red carpet below...

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