The Daily Mirror today reports that new X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos appears to be trying to set a new record for “blagging”.
Here’s the paper’s story…
In her first interview as a show judge, she managed to mention eight brands of clothing, make-up and food.
Asked whether she preferred designer or high-street fashion, the singer used the question to name Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, before adding she adored the cheaper River Island and Lipsy.
Her 400-word interview referred to how she liked Nando’s chicken and Red Bull on her rider. Even when talking about a bust-up with her band N-Dubz, Tulisa, 23, said she “threw an Ugg boot on Dappy’s head”.
Show sponsor Rimmel also seemed to be blatantly pushed. It is thought she was sent some of the products for free in the past.
One source said: “She’s not breaking any laws, but she may be breaking some kind of record for plugs. I hope she’s getting something out of it because it sounds ridiculous dropping brands every other sentence.”
Tulisa will team up with Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Kelly Rowland on X Factor, which kicks off on ITV later this month.
Last night a source close to the singer insisted: “She wasn’t trying to blag anything and was just answering the questions.”
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