Former X Factor judge Tulisa may not have a seat at the judges’ table anymore, but it doesn’t look like her time with the show is necessarily over.
Long-standing judge Louis Walsh, speaking after the collapse of her recent trial, says he’d have Tulisa by his side.
“I have spoken to Tulisa. I totally support her. I spent some much time in her dressing room, I know who the real Tulisa is,” Walsh tells the Sunday People.
“She’s rough around the edges but she’s a good girl. I like her. I definitely would have her at Judges’ Houses. She’ll bounce back.”
Tulisa of course had great success on the show, helping Little Mix become the first band ever to win the series in 2011.
Head honcho Simon Cowell isn’t ruling out working with the singer again either.
“I think we would end up doing something with Tulisa again,” Cowell tells the Mirror. “She has had a rough time, but she has come through the other side, so I wouldn’t rule anything out.”
This of course doesn’t specifically mean the X Factor. Although there’s rumours a fifth judge might pop up at the live shows – a rumour Cowell stepped around by asking journalists what they knew at last week’s London auditions.
It would be quite the dramatic entrance wouldn’t it? Popping up with a category of wildcard acts ready to scoop the title. And we know X Factor likes a bit of drama. Remember when Cheryl hopped off of that helicopter to stand by Gary Barlow’s side in 2012? Brilliant.
But would you want to see Tulisa back on the panel? Vote in the poll below:
Sign up to the Radio Times newsletter for the latest TV and entertainment news