X Factor 2012: "No tension" on the judging panel

The X Factor 2012 Judges

The X Factor 2012 judging panel are all getting along fine, despite claims of a rift.

This year's show will see Nicole Scherzinger join the panel in replace of Kelly Rowland, but there's been claims that she and Tulisa haven't really hit it off.

Tulisa hit back at the reports last week, and now a spokesperson for The X Factor has commented: "There's no tension on the judging panel.

"They're all getting along brilliantly and are excited for the upcoming series."

Sources had claimed that Tulisa was 'put out' by the attention that new girl Nicole had been receiving during the auditions.

"The producers and Louis made a huge fuss of Nicole whens he arrived on set," an insider told Closer magazine this week. "Tulisa felt a bit left out as Louis seemed to be giving Nicole more attention."

The source added: "Tulisa likes Nicole, but feels that she's being made a fuss of.

"And she isn't thrilled about how close her and Louis have become, as him and Tulisa were pally on the show last year."

The new series of [cat]The X Factor[/cat] is set to hit screens later this month on ITV1.

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