Practically ever since the last series ended, there was speculation that Tulisa’s X Factor judging contract would not be renewed.
Whilst Tulisa and her reps denied it, reports claimed that producers of the show were already on the hunt for her replacement with Mel B and Sharon Osbourne being rumoured to fill her seat.
This afternoon however, Tulisa took it upon herself to announce that she will not be returning to X Factor through the medium of Twitter:
Just wanted to let you all know that I won't be part of the X Factor panel this year. I've had a great time (cont) http://t.co/Yc0N71DRz7
— Tulisa Contostavlos (@officialtulisa) May 21, 2013
She does console her fans though by hinting at an “exciting announcement”. Does it have something to do with the movie she’s supposed to be in?