X Factor 2011: Tulisa expected more flack for reforming The Risk at judges' houses!

Tulisa Contostavlos

X Factor 2011 judge Tulisa Contostavlos has admitted she's been relived by the response of viewers to her last minute change of The Risk's line up. The N-Dubz star confessed she expected more flack from fans after she split up The Keys by moving Charlie Healy to The Risk, by ditching Marlon McKenzie.

"It was controversial," Tulisa admitted. "And I’m not going to lie, I expected a bigger backlash than what I got. I know people take this very seriously and I panicked a little bit – but I said I can’t put through one of these groups if I don’t believe that they can win.

"I’d be lying to myself and I’d be lying to the public and the one thing I said I was going to do if I came on this show was to be 100 per cent real."

She added: "What I did happens on a daily basis at record companies behind the scenes; it’s done all the time."

The new look Risk will take to the stage on The X Factor live shows this Saturday for their first ever performance on the show together.

No pressure there then...

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