Published Friday, 17 August 2012
The X Factor judges are ready for action. (© ITV)
The singer, returning to the judging panel having swapped her brunette locks for a blonde 'do, admitted she really wants to mentor the Girls.
That's despite her victory last year with girlband Little Mix - who became the first group to win the talent show.
"With the Girls, there's just certain people I know ..." Tulisa said, though she was keeping schtum about exactly who she might tip for success.
Asked to spill the beans about the judges themselves though, Tulisa came up with some unexpected revelations - including a bombshell about a certain Mr Walsh.
"Louis's pregnant. He's having a baby and he's calling it Ibiza," she said, before dissolving into laughter. Hmm, payback for him calling her a chav maybe?
Meanwhile, Louis himself was just excited to talk about the show and how big it's going to be this year. Really, really big apparently.
"There's a massive buzz this year - everyone's waiting for X Factor to return," he enthused. "I'm always excited about the X Factor because it's the most exciting show in town!"
New-ish girl on the block Nicole Scherzinger, appointed as a show regular after previous appearances as a guest judge, is already feeling competitive.
"I'm not here on holiday, I'm here to find the next big thing and it's on like Donkey Kong," the former Pussycat Doll declared.
Only time will tell if the claws will come out as the judges - also including Take That star Gary Barlow - battle to see one of their acts take the X Factor crown!
The X Factor returns for a ninth series on UTV at 8pm on Saturday 18 August.