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.