Kimberley Walsh is loving Tulisa on the X Factor 2011!

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The X Factors Tulisa Contostavlos has been given the seal of approval from Cheryl Cole's closest pal Kimberley Walsh. The pop singer turned West End star revealed she was still watching the show despite Cheryl's exit, and is loving Tulisa on the panel!

Kimberley told STV: “I love Tulisa anyway. I’ve met her a few times and she’s really funny.”

She added: “I think she’s doing really well [on The X Factor]; I really like her on it.”

But while Kimberley may sit down on the sofa with Chezza to watch the show (we imagine, anyway), she won't be following Amanda Holden's example and perform on the series as Princess Fiona.

The beauty joked: “No, I’m not doing it. I don’t think I could fit that in as well [around Shrek performances]!”

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