Tulisa Contostavlos has said that she will not be returning to The X Factor when it returns this autumn.

The former N-Dubz star made her announcement on Twitter saying she is leaving to “do something different.” She also added that she will be making a very exciting announcement soon.

The singer joined the show in 2011 and completed two seasons.
She said "I'd like to thank everyone on The X Factor for two amazing years. Stay tuned as I have a very exciting announcement soon!"

It had been widely expected that Constostavlos would not return for a third season which reports circulating suggested that Sharon Osbourne may be set to make a come back.

Irish judge Louis Walsh recently confirmed to TEN that both he and Gary Barlow were confirmed to return for the next season. He also said he expected Sharon would be joining them.