Tulisa Contostavlos is ''gutted'' after being officially axed from 'The X Factor'.
The 24-year-old singer - who led girl band Little Mix to victory in her debut year on the judging panel in 2011 - is allegedly ''embarrassed'' after being informed that her contact will not be renewed because of her disappointing performance last year.
Simon Cowell is desperate for Sharon Osbourne to replace Mel B on the Australian version of 'The X Factor'.
The music mogul is keen for Sharon - who he worked with on the judging panel of the UK version of the show for four series - to be the star judge on the TV talent programme after former Spice Girls star Mel replaced her on 'America's Got Talent'.
Mel B is replacing Sharon Osbourne on 'America's Got Talent'.
The 37-year-old former Spice Girl - who previously worked on Australian 'X Factor' - has reportedly signed a deal to join the judging panel for the NBC ahead of the start of its auditions in Los Angeles next month, after winning over the show's boss Simon Cowell.