Former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has offered to give new panellist Tulisa Contostavlos advice if she has any questions about the programme.
The N-Dubz singer – who sits on the panel alongside Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Kelly Rowland – revealed she has always ‘admired’ the Girls Aloud singer, who left the ITV1 singing competition to judge on the US version before being axed shortly after auditions began.
She told Choice FM: ‘She told me that if I ever do need advice, let her know and she’s here for me so that was really nice of her.
‘She’s been lovely. She’s always been someone I’ve admired because she came from the same background and, regardless of it being Newcastle, we’re two people who have come from nothing.’
Tulisa – who recently announced she is planning a solo career – said the reasons for Cheryl’s new look, which has seen the singer dye her hair blonde and cut it shorter, are so she can ‘refresh herself’.
She added: ‘I think she can pull off anything and I know why she’s done it.
‘I think she probably wanted to refresh herself and feel like this is the new Cheryl.
‘She’s most probably been a bit manic and the one thing I do when I need a fresh start is to just dye my hair as I find it really refreshing.’