X Factor 2011: Tulisa asks Cheryl Cole for live show tips!

Tulisa Contostavlos 2011

A nervous new X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has apparently been asking her predecessor for tips for the live shows. As the final stages of the huge reality show kicked off at the weekend, Tulisa was said to have been on the phone to Cheryl Cole asking for advice.

According to Star magazine, Tulisa has been stressing out about going live, with more than 12 million viewers tuning in to the weekend double bills.

"Tulisa has never known stress like this," an insider blabs to the mag. "While she is trying to stay calm and focused in front of her acts, behind the scene she is petrified. She's worried about what to wear, what she'll say on live TV, and most importantly, how her acts will do. she hasn't been sleeping properly at all."

But despite the apparent nerves, Tulsia seemed at home behind the judges desk on Saturday and Sunday night last week, and had no problems showing her feisty side as she told Gary Barlow he needed to be more fun!


However in the pursuit for perfection, Tulisa is said to have "begged" Cheryl at the Pride of Britain awards for help to make her debut appear even better.

Tulisa admitted: "I'm just living it and breathing at the moment and I'm spending a lot of time with the contestants... I'm now getting very emotionally attached to them as well. I was at the house all day long, cooking them dinner, asking: 'Have you eaten?', 'Are you alright?' And, yeah, it becomes your life."

The female boss is doing just fine - and a bit more - to us!

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