X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has insisted that Cheryl Cole won’t be returning to the show.
The N-Dubz star joined the panel earlier this year following Cole’s exit from the singing competititon.
Rumours have since circulated that the Girls Aloud star could make a comeback for the live shows, but Contostavlos has revealed that the pair simply laugh off the false reports.
“I can 100 percent reassure fans I’ll be sitting in that judge’s chair in the final,” she told The Sun. “Cheryl and I talk and laugh at the rumours about her. We’ve sat down and had the conversation at her birthday party.
“People are going to make up rumour after rumour. It’s been intense. I’ve not spoken to her for a bit because she’s been in LA. But we’ll meet when she gets back. We are cool.”
She added: “When I got the job, people were telling me on Twitter, ‘You don’t deserve it’. I thought, ‘Oh my God half the public hates me’. Then once the shows started I couldn’t believe how people embraced me. Even fans of Cheryl said, ‘We like you’.”
Contostavlos has previously stated that she has no intentions of trying to be like Cole.