X Factor 2011 bosses have apparently been given new judge Tulisa Contostavlos advice on how to deal with press scrutiny over her relationship. Speaking to heat magazine however, show insiders said that ultimately the judges had to sacrifice their personal life for the programme.
It comes after multiple reports suggesting that Tulisa is dating N-Dubz star Fazer, despite repeated denials from the hip hop songstress.
"It's tough to know what to say or do," an insider explained. "The judges' relationships have to play second fiddle. Their personal lives can't overtake their work on the show."
Tulisa previously said she wouldn't be able to take part in the show if it wasn't for her boyfriend's support. "I’m really happy," she explained, "He's my rock - I couldn't have doing what I'm doing without him."
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