We were VERY excited when we heard the news.
And now we have the pics to prove that Tulisa will be back with a bang on this series of The X Factor… with trusty Louis Walsh by her side.
In her first public appearance since THAT court battle, the 26-year-old posed for the official snaps ahead of the judges’ houses phase of the competition… and she sure as heck wasn’t doing things by halves!
The star, who was only on trial a few months ago, decided to pose in a rather gorgeous white bikini while in Bermuda…. because, why the hell not?!
Oh, and there was that little matter of helping Louis pick which of his groups he should send through to the live rounds, of course.
Another snap of the *ahem* pals, shows them posing in *slightly* more clothes … although the revelation of Louis’ legs is bit of a shocker.
No offense, Louis.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looks a little more covered up in her promo pics, posing with her mentor (and BFF), Tinie Tempah.
Wearing a long white kaftan and *totally* trendy reflective sunnies, the 31-year-old and her Crazy Stupid Love collaborator looked pretty serious as they judged the girls category.
It’s a serious business!
Mel B can also be seen with Spice Girl pal Emma Bunton in Mexico, as the 1990s pop SENSATIONS picked out the top three boys.
Slightly less thrillingly (sorry guys) Simon Cowell looked super chilled as he judged the over-25s with ex-girlfriend Sinitta.
Bet the big reveal on that one was as exciting as ever.
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