Producers of the TV talent show X Factor may be in talks to find a temporary replacement for judge Tulisa Contostavlos, as a bout of toothache could see her pull out of this weekends live show.
23-year-old Tulisa has had to cancel several work commitments over the past few weeks due to the pain from her new porcelain veneers. The £12,000 porcelain veneers were fitted during the summer, just after Tulisa was named as the fourth judge on the X Factor panel, but have been causing her agony in the last week or so. According to a source, the N-Dubz star was in too much pain to attend any of her scheduled work appointments, but was determined to power through and take her seat between Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh on Saturday. ‘No dodgy tooth is going to keep here away.’ the source assured The Mirror, ‘She’d never want to miss the important stages – and she wouldn’t sit out an entire weekend of live shows.’
It’s been rumoured that Tulisa is anxious to avoid a behind-the-scenes confrontation by following in Kelly Rowland’s footsteps – the US judge called in sick last weekend, citing a cold and throat infection as her reasons for missing the show. It seems Tulisa is made of sterner stuff, the source added ‘She’ll be there on Saturday if she has to be wheeled out.’