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Can the ailing talent show hope to revive its fortunes by removing Tulisa from the judging panel – and who should replace her?

Tulisa, you haven't made it through to the next round. Your best-bits package is basically a three-second montage of you holding up your tattoo and mutely scowling. Please collect your obligatory hug from Dermot O'Leary, inform everyone that this isn't the last we'll see of you and get out.

According to reports this morning, Tulisa Contostavlos has become the latest victim of the Great X Factor Postmortem of 2013. The fact that there's been a postmortem at all shouldn't come as a surprise, because last year's series of X Factor was, objectively, a witless clusterbonk. The judges were barely present, the weekly themes seemed to have been chosen by Tony Blackburn and, despite the fact that I wrote about the show twice a week for three months, I can't remember who won. »

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