X Factor 2011: Kelly Rowland LOVES new BFF Tulisa!

Kelly Rowland 2011

It seems as though Kelly Rowland has firmly put reports of a feud between her and Tulisa to bed, saying that the pair are friends, and she loves the N-Dubz star! Also denying rumours of a row with Louis, the new X Factor judge raved about her fellow panellists.

Talking to Star magazine about the show, in particular the supposed fashion war between her and Tulisa, Kelly said: "It's a singing competition, not a fashion one.

"I love Tulisa. We can argue on screen about her our acts, but when the cameras are off, we talk about shoes and boys. I would include as one of my friends now. I was saying to Beyonce the other day, I am blessed to be working with three people I like."

And Kelly also revealed how Simon Cowell had given her and Gary a pep talk before the show started, because they were both so nervous!

"Gary and I were really nervous at the start," she said. "It took Simon to say: 'Right, you two have had years of experience in the industry, I want you to say whatever is on your mind to the contestants'.

"Maybe Gary doesn't said it quite as nicely as everybody else, but what he says is usually right. He just says it straight without sugar-coating it."

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