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Tulisa set to return to The X Factor for judge's houses

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Looks like Cheryl and Simon aren't the only X Factor judges returning for series 11. Tulisa Contostavlos has been confirmed as Louis Walsh's guest judge for the judge's house's stage of The X Factor.

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Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos (Syco / Thames / Corbis)

In these first look images of the pairings, Tulisa and Louis, who always got on well when judging together in previous seasons, posed together on the beach in Bermuda, before they took on their mentoring duties as

they pick the final three groups to go through to live shows.Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

picked her

Crazy Stupid Love

collaborator Tinie Tempah to join her in the south of France and help

narrow the girls category down to thre

e, while

Simon Cowell

picked former flame Sinatta to choose the over 25s.

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Cheryl and Tinie Tempah debate the girls category (Syco / Thames / Corbis)


X Factor


Mel B

, asked her Spice Girls bandmate, Emma Bunton,

to whittle down the boys category to three.

The new season of

The X Factor

will begin boot camp stages on Saturday, before judge's houses and the live shows later in Autumn. For the first time, the show will also air a Friday night episode, going up against BBC show

Strictly Come Dancing.

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