Tulisa thanks X Factor's Simon and Louis for standing by her

Published Monday, Sep 29 2014, 13:06 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Tulisa Contostavlos has thanked The X Factor's Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh for standing by her during her year from hell.

In June, former X Factor judge Tulisa appeared in court accused of setting up a drugs deal, however she walked free after the trial collpased.

The N-Dubz star will now make a brief return to The X Factor this weekend, when she joins Louis at Judges' Houses. She has spoken about how grateful she is that he and Simon have supported her.

Tulisa and Louis Walsh film for X Factor in Bermuda
23 September

© Instagram / @tulisasinstagram

In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Tulisa said: "Louis was one of the people that stuck by me all the way. He's a true friend. He openly supported me, not caring at the time what people thought.

"I'd really like to thank the whole of X Factor, including Simon Cowell, for being so supportive of me."

The singer added that some of her personal friends deserted her during her time of need, unlike Louis and Simon.

Ahead of this weekend's Judges' Houses, Tulisa has shared a snap of herself and Louis standing by the pool together in Bermuda.

Louis was said to have "really petitioned hard" for her to make a comeback, while Simon said it was "fantastic" to see Tulisa return to the ITV1 reality show.

Last night (28 September), Louis was seen selecting his final six groups, which joined him and Tulisa in Bermuda for the last stage of the competition before the lives shows.

The pair whittled the hopeful singers down to just three bands, but we'll have to wait and see who makes the cut!

Those in the running are: Only The Young, Concept, The Brooks Twins, Blonde Electric and a new girl band and new boy band who are yet to be named.

Who is your favourite X Factor 2014 judge so far? Answer in our poll!
Simon Cowell: The original and the best25.05%
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Glad to have her back36.66%
Mel B: She's a breath of fresh air29.82%
Louis Walsh: Familiarity is comforting8.47%