It was reported by the Daily Star Sunday that the pair of female panelists were barely speaking to one another.
Hunky Gary Barlow even moved from his spot on the end of the judges’ desk to sit between the two girls for bootcamp last week, in a bid to improve the chemistry of the line up.
“It’s no secret that Tulisa and Nicole aren’t the best of friends,” one source claimed. “They barely spoke to each other despite being sat next to one another on the panel so the decision was made to split them up.
“Both wanted to be next to Gary though, so in the end he was the one who moved to try to keep everyone happy.”
Upfront Tulisa however took to Twitter this evening and was quick to hit back at the tabloid speculation.
She wrote: "Piss off media with all ur me n @NicoleScherzy beef talk! Ur always guna try and make a headline cus uve got nothin good 2 write about...
"We get on fine!Just coz we r different doesnt mean we dont like each other!n if we didnt..believe me,Id let u know #hatebulls**t"
Well, that's that all cleared up then.