X Factor 2012 judges' houses: Nicole, Tulisa row over Tinie Tempah!

Tulisa and Nicole

X Factor 2012 judges Nicole and Tulisa are reportedly both after Tinie Tempah to join them at judges houses.

It was reported this week that Nicole was hoping to get the British rapper to join her in the States to pick her finalists for the live shows.

According to The Sun, show bosses were happy with Nicole’s choice, with Tinie having originally been lined up as a guest judge on the show.

A show source told the tabloid: “Nicole has the boys and, while she prides herself on being able to spot male talent, she knows having a bloke at her side will help.

“Bosses have come up with several options but Tinie is the one she is keen on, so hopefully he will be free.”

But now it's been claimed that rival judge Tulisa is also after the British rapper to help her whittle down the acts in her category.

A source told the newspaper today: “The bitching could begin before the show airs.”

Last year saw Tulisa team up with The Voice UK coach Jessie, Gary Barlow with Take That bandmate Robbie Williams and Louis Walsh shafted with Sinitta at judges' houses.

The X Factor 2012 begins next Saturday night on ITV1.

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