Controversial star to replace ill judge on tonight’s X Factor

Tulisa Contostavlos has made no secret of her desire to return to the X Factor fold, and it looks like she has just had her wish granted.

With poor Mel B forced out of tonight’s show due to a mystery illness, it has been revealed that former judge Tulisa has been lined up to fill in for her.

The news was announced earlier today through the show’s official Twitter account, with producers confirming: “Unfortunately Mel B is unwell and on doctor’s advice she will not be taking part in tonight’s show. Tonight Tulisa will join the panel as a Guest Judge.”

Now, we know that Simon Cowell has stated that he has no plans to change this year’s “dream team” panel, but we have a feeling Tulisa will be pulling out all the stops to impress in the hope of making a more permanent return.

What are your thoughts on this latest twist? We’re excited!