X Factor 2012: Tulisa confirms she's back as a judge this year!

Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos has become the second of The X Factor 2012 judging panel to be confirmed, after the singer announced she'd back to ITV.

The N-Dubz star is quoted as saying that she's known for "quite a while" that she'd be back on the show this summer.

"I don't know if I'm allowed to answer. I suppose it doesn't really matter, so let's just say (I've known for) quite a while," Tulisa said. "Would it be cheeky to say I think I did a good enough job to keep my place?"

She added: "I'm growing as a person, so you might see a change in me simply because I'm growing up, but I'm just going to be me. Whatever comes out, comes out."

The X Factor however has yet to officially report whether or not the 23-year-old will return, although having splashed out £50,000 on a new car this month, we hope for Tulisa's sake they will!

X Factor bosses have however confirmed that [tag]Gary Barlow[/tag] will be back.

The Take That star is the first member of this year's panel to be officially announced, with him saying yesterday: "I'm thrilled to be back and really looking forward to working with The X Factor team again.

"The fact that a superstar could just walk out on that stage is very exciting."

Auditions for [cat]The X Factor[/cat] 2012 start next month.

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