Tulisa 'embarrassed' and 'gutted' to have been axed from X Factor by Simon Cowell, understandable we reckon

Tulisa is reported to not be taking her X Factor axe particularly well.

Tulisa is believed to be gutted to not have been asked back. Copyright: [wenn]

Well, it can't feel nice to be dumped from the biggest TV show in the country, can it?

A source told The Sun newspaper: "To say Tulisa is gutted is an understatement. She's a bit embarrassed to be on the scrapheap when she delivered with Little Mix."

Tulisa, 24,  is also reported to be gutted to be missing out on the hefty pay packet that comes with being an X Factor judge.

"She's thrown away one of the most high-profile jobs in the industry as well as one of the best paid."

"But she simply wasn't up to scratch last year and Simon Cowell had no real option."

Tulisa now has the axe factor according to Simon Cowell. Copyright [Wenn]

And omg! was one of the first to hear about Simon Cowell's plans to shake up the panel on this year's show.

Speaking at the Britain's Got Talent auditions last month, Simon told us EXCLUSIVELY that things would be changing.

SiCo told us: "We're going to mix it up, yeah", before winking at our reporter Amy.

He added: "No-one's decided yet. No-one's contracts have been picked up. There are a series of meetings taking place in a couple of weeks time."

"All the Brits are coming in, all the Americans and we're gonna make some decisions then."

And as a result, Tulisa's X Factor days were over.

It's now believed that former guest judge Mel B could be in line to take over judging duties.

We say contestants be afraid, be very afraid.

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X Factor fash-off, FINAL Part 2: Wow. Both ladies pulled out all the stops for the last ever outfit change. Tulisa shimmered in a floor-length silver sweetheart-neck gown but Nicole had our jaws ... more 
X Factor fash-off, FINAL Part 2: Wow. Both ladies pulled out all the stops for the last ever outfit change. Tulisa shimmered in a floor-length silver sweetheart-neck gown but Nicole had our jaws dropping in a black exaggerated fishtail design with gold plating at the neck. Seriously spectacular. Verdict: Nicole. Copyright [Rex] less 
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Mon, Dec 10, 2012 10:00 GMT

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