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Tulisa hits back at X Factor’s Misha B’s ‘ludicrous’ bullying claims 

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Tulisa Contostavlos has hit back at accusations from X Factor star Misha B that she was part of a scripted bullying and sabotage ‘storyline’ in 2011. 

On Sunday, Misha, who was just 19 when she starred on the singing competition, shared a clip of one of her tense moments with the then-judge before appearing on an Instagram Live where she claimed the spat was racially motivated. 

The N-Dubz star, 31, has now hit back, as she took to the photosharing site in the early hours of Tuesday morning to share an impassioned message in which she insisted to followers: ‘I do not have a racist bone in my body’.

Responding: Tulisa Contostavlos has hit back at accusations from X Factor star Misha B that she was part of scripted bullying and sabotage 'storyline' in 2011

Responding: Tulisa Contostavlos has hit back at accusations from X Factor star Misha B that she was part of scripted bullying and sabotage 'storyline' in 2011

Responding: Tulisa Contostavlos has hit back at accusations from X Factor star Misha B that she was part of scripted bullying and sabotage ‘storyline’ in 2011

In her original post, Misha B, who was a favourite to win under the guidance of judge Kelly Rowland, accused the ITV show of scripting a bullying ‘storyline’ to sabotage her chances at winning the competition. 

During the third live show, judges Tulisa and Louis Walsh accused Misha of being a bully, which left her feeling suicidal. She shared a clip of the bullying row and wrote that she has ‘received many calls and messages regarding this incident.’

Later, during an hour-long Instagram Live, Misha claimed that X Factor producers told the judges to accuse her of bullying other contestants, leading to Tulisa and Louis calling her ‘feisty’ ‘over-confident’ and ‘mean,’ live on air.

Clearly upset by the accusations, Tulisa took to social media to respond to Misha, as she shared a video which denied any racist accusations while also apologising for how she handled the incident – while maintaining claims of Misha’s poor behaviour. 

Star: Misha was just 19 when she appeared on the singing competition in 2011, and was a favourite to win under the guidance of judge Kelly Rowland

Star: Misha was just 19 when she appeared on the singing competition in 2011, and was a favourite to win under the guidance of judge Kelly Rowland

Star: Misha was just 19 when she appeared on the singing competition in 2011, and was a favourite to win under the guidance of judge Kelly Rowland

She wrote: ‘So I’m making this video in response to a video Misha B has done, and also false accusations online. I’m not taking away from the fact of how she feels…

‘I accept that she is entitled to her opinion and I’m sorry that she feels that situation was racially motivated… I can only speak from my side of the story which I can say it 100% was not. One thing I regret is calling her out publicly which I did…

‘If I was the person I am today, as somebody who is more emotionally intelligent who has more life experience, I would have handled in a different way…

‘I am truly sorry for that and I regret it. For her to make claims that it was racially motivated is ludicrous. There had been an accumulation of things that Misha had done to other contestants and my contestants backstage…

‘She made two of my acts cry – one of them being on the night I made those comments. After that, backstage she asked me: “Why did you do it?” and I said: “Why did you do what you did to my acts?”…

Row: During the third live show, judges Tulisa and Louis Walsh accused Misha of being a bully live on air, claims which Misha says left her suicidal

Row: During the third live show, judges Tulisa and Louis Walsh accused Misha of being a bully live on air, claims which Misha says left her suicidal

Row: During the third live show, judges Tulisa and Louis Walsh accused Misha of being a bully live on air, claims which Misha says left her suicidal

Not impressed: She went on: 'To this day I didn't find her excuse feasible. I still don't agree with it. I called a lot of people out on that show - white, black, short, tall. It's nothing to do with skin colour'

Not impressed: She went on: 'To this day I didn't find her excuse feasible. I still don't agree with it. I called a lot of people out on that show - white, black, short, tall. It's nothing to do with skin colour'

Not impressed: She went on: ‘To this day I didn’t find her excuse feasible. I still don’t agree with it. I called a lot of people out on that show – white, black, short, tall. It’s nothing to do with skin colour’

‘To this day I didn’t find her excuse feasible. I still don’t agree with it. I called a lot of people out on that show – white, black, short, tall. It’s nothing to do with skin colour…

‘I was protecting my acts and if somebody does some nasty stuff – whether it’s on that show or not, I’m gonna call her out on it. I didn’t wake up that day and think I’m gonna call Misha out because of the colour of her skin…

‘She did some things that I felt I needed to pull her up one. They were real and happening. I was dealing with crying contestants. I’m sure she’s not the same person. This was 10 years ago. Same as I’m not the same person who would call her out the way I did. I was a very feisty 22-year-old…

‘I didn’t think of emotional consequences but I can tell you race wasn’t in the equation. It had nothing to do with race these accusations are ludicrous…

‘I owe my life to black people and black culture. From my career, to the music I make, to my very being, who I am as a person. I was the only white person in my friendship group, my father was raised in the Congo till he was 16…

Traumatic: Misha said she felt like 'my whole world stopped,' after the incident live on air, before she went backstage and cried

Traumatic: Misha said she felt like 'my whole world stopped,' after the incident live on air, before she went backstage and cried

Traumatic: Misha said she felt like ‘my whole world stopped,’ after the incident live on air, before she went backstage and cried

Not me: Hurt Tulisa said: 'I'm very passionate about Black Lives Matter and when I spoke to my friend about what I should do they told me to get educated and that's what I'm going to do before I speak out'

Not me: Hurt Tulisa said: 'I'm very passionate about Black Lives Matter and when I spoke to my friend about what I should do they told me to get educated and that's what I'm going to do before I speak out'

Not me: Hurt Tulisa said: ‘I’m very passionate about Black Lives Matter and when I spoke to my friend about what I should do they told me to get educated and that’s what I’m going to do before I speak out’

‘I’m very passionate about Black Lives Matter and when I spoke to my friend about what I should do they told me to get educated and that’s what I’m going to do before I speak out…

‘I hope this movement can put an end to the centuries of oppression, of abuse of racism and corrupt system we are part of. Please believe me when I tell you that I do not have a racist bone in my body.’

She added a caption on the video reading: ‘I have witnessed black people being torn down in the industry, especially black women. It is a very real and serious issue.

‘But my issue at that time was a response to actions, and was in no way shape or form about race. I have never and will never take part in any oppressive or racist agenda.’

In Misha’s original video, she said: ‘Seeing the continuous mistreatment of my brothers and sisters all around the world has reawakened the PTSD that I have worked tirelessly to uproot and I know I do not stand alone on this.’ 

'Scripted': During an hour-long Instagram Live, Misha claimed that X Factor producers told the judges to accuse her of bullying other contestants

'Scripted': During an hour-long Instagram Live, Misha claimed that X Factor producers told the judges to accuse her of bullying other contestants

Row: This led to Tulisa and Louis calling her 'feisty' 'over-confident' and 'mean,' live on air

Row: This led to Tulisa and Louis calling her 'feisty' 'over-confident' and 'mean,' live on air

‘Scripted’: During an hour-long Instagram Live, Misha claimed that X Factor producers told the judges to accuse her of bullying other contestants, leading to Tulisa and Louis calling her ‘feisty’ ‘over-confident’ and ‘mean,’ live on air

‘In 2011 what I thought at the time would be the best opportunity for me, turned out to be the most painful experience of my life.’

‘What you see in this video is 1% of what I endured. They saw an opportunity to tear down a black girl that came from a broken home and worked together to assassinate my character and to sabotage my career by orchestrating lies.’ 

Later, during an hour-long Instagram Live, Misha claimed that X Factor producers told the judges to accuse her of bullying other contestants, leading to Tulisa and Louis calling her ‘feisty’ ‘over-confident’ and ‘mean,’ live on air.  

‘I could feel Louis was on verbal violence. Louis has then said something about me being confident, but then he says maybe I’m too over confident. Let me just make this very clear, these judges spent a maximum of 1 per cent time with me and their contestants, apart from Gary [Barlow] and Kelly [Rowland],’ Misha said.

Impassioned: She sent the message out to insist there was no racism

Impassioned: She sent the message out to insist there was no racism

Impassioned: She sent the message out to insist there was no racism

Misha continued: ‘My understanding is you created this whole narrative of me being over confident because I’m black and in your eyes black girls should not be confident, black girls are just one off.’

Referencing Louis’ comparisons of her to other black singers, she said: ‘You look like a young Tina Turner, you look like a young Chaka Khan, why is it always we have to look like someone else? Why is there always a comparison for black women? I am tired, I am tired, I am tired.’

Moving onto Tulisa, Misha accused the judge of having ‘every line scripted before she even opened up her mouth’ 

Shocking: Misha said she felt like 'my whole world stopped,' after the incident live on air, before she went backstage and cried. Later, the singer said she had suicidal thoughts

Shocking: Misha said she felt like 'my whole world stopped,' after the incident live on air, before she went backstage and cried. Later, the singer said she had suicidal thoughts

Shocking: Misha said she felt like ‘my whole world stopped,’ after the incident live on air, before she went backstage and cried. Later, the singer said she had suicidal thoughts 

”Feisty’ she threw, followed by ‘mean,’ common words used to describe black women. This woman spent zero time with me,’ Misha claimed, adding that the next day both Tulisa and Louis apologised.

‘The only conversation this woman [Tulisa] had with me was after this happened when she gave me a halfhearted apology.’

Misha said she felt like ‘my whole world stopped,’ after the incident live on air, before she went backstage and cried. Later, the singer said she had suicidal thoughts, telling her fans:

‘When all those allegations happened … I remember of thinking up ways to end my own life. I remember of thinking up ways that I could end the pain. That was the first time in my whole life I ever felt suicidal.’

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Blast from the past! Locky Gilbert and Bella Varelis’ never-before-seen yearbook photos emerge

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Locky Gilbert has been looking dapper in various suits on this year’s The Bachelor.

And on Sunday, never-before-seen yearbook photos obtained by BachieFunny, show what the ladies’ man looked like in his teens.

A much-younger Locky, now 31, is seen smiling while standing in the back row of his annual high school photos more than 10 years ago.

Locky Gilbert is pictured left, as a young pupil in high school, and right, in a recently on The Bachelor

Locky Gilbert is pictured left, as a young pupil in high school, and right, in a recently on The Bachelor

Locky Gilbert is pictured left, as a young pupil in high school, and right, in a recently on The Bachelor

Locky Gilbert is pictured left, as a young pupil in high school, and right, in a recently on The Bachelor

Blast from the past! Locky Gilbert is pictured left, as a young pupil in high school, and right, in a recent still of him on The Bachelor

Locky flashed his familiar smile at the camera, but had a full turf of brown hair covering his ears and forehead. 

The throwback image appeared to have mixed reactions with fans, with one person commenting: ‘[Locky] reminds me a bit of Wreck It Ralph.’

Locky chose to write back, commenting with a love-heart emoji: ‘I’ll take that.’ 

While another said: ‘What’s everyone laughing at, he’s cute even back then.’

Throwback: The image appeared to have mixed reactions with fans, with one person commenting: '[Locky] reminds me a bit of Wreck It Ralph'

Throwback: The image appeared to have mixed reactions with fans, with one person commenting: '[Locky] reminds me a bit of Wreck It Ralph'

Throwback: The image appeared to have mixed reactions with fans, with one person commenting: ‘[Locky] reminds me a bit of Wreck It Ralph’ 

Upon seeing the throwback image, evicted contestant Kaitlyn Hoppe jokingly commented: ‘Let’s not start this trend.’ 

The popular Instagram account also shared high school photographs of contestant Bella Varelis and Bachelor In Paradise star Jamie Dornan in a separate post.

‘This really isn’t well,’ Jamie wrote underneath the throwback photo of himself.

One fan voiced that the former fire proofer looked like a ‘total heart-breaker’ while Bella looked like ‘one of those mean girls’. 

Old pictures: The Instagram account also shared high school photographs of Bachelor In Paradise star Jamie Dornan (left) and contestant Bella Varelis (right) in a separate post

Old pictures: The Instagram account also shared high school photographs of Bachelor In Paradise star Jamie Dornan (left) and contestant Bella Varelis (right) in a separate post

Old pictures: The Instagram account also shared high school photographs of Bachelor In Paradise star Jamie Dornan (left) and contestant Bella Varelis (right) in a separate post

Bella, 25, was immediately recognizable thanks to her brunette tresses and bangs.

The throwback photos come just days after Bella’s Twitter account from 2010 resurfaced and her old tweets include several odes to teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. 

Bella, who was 15 years old when she posted the tweets, appears to have had a bad case of Bieber fever in the early 2000s. 

How embarrassing! Bella Varelis' cringeworthy Twitter account resurfaced this week - and she appears to have had a bad case of Bieber fever in the early 2000s

How embarrassing! Bella Varelis' cringeworthy Twitter account resurfaced this week - and she appears to have had a bad case of Bieber fever in the early 2000s

How embarrassing! Bella Varelis’ cringeworthy Twitter account resurfaced this week – and she appears to have had a bad case of Bieber fever in the early 2000s

‘You are absolutely amazing just listened to ur 2day fm radio interview! I CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH AND SMILEE 🙂 <3 come back !!’ she tweeted at the pop star.

The teenage fangirl didn’t stop there, and even begged Justin to follow her back.

She wrote: ‘YOU ARE FREAKING AMAZING but it sucks cUse your not following me 🙁 HOW DO I MAKE YOU FOLLOW MEE !! bahaha 🙁 ‘

'I CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH!!' Bella, who was 15 years old when she posted the tweets, shared several posts dedicated to pop star Justin Bieber. Pictured: her Twitter profile picture

'I CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH!!' Bella, who was 15 years old when she posted the tweets, shared several posts dedicated to pop star Justin Bieber. Pictured: her Twitter profile picture

‘I CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH!!’ Bella, who was 15 years old when she posted the tweets, shared several posts dedicated to pop star Justin Bieber. Pictured: her Twitter profile picture

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Denise Van Outen wows in a VERY low cut mini dress as she steps out with Eddie Boxshall

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She recently called him ‘The One’ after they managed to get through lockdown without arguing.

And Denise Van Outen looked as loved-up as ever as she stepped out hand-in-hand with her long-term beau Eddie Boxshall, 47, on Saturday.

The West End star, 49, exuded glamour in a black mini dress which barely contained her assets as she left her Cabaret All Stars show at London‘s Proud Embankment.

Wow!  Denise Van Outen looked sensational as she stepped out hand-in-hand with her long-term beau Eddie Boxshall, 47, after her Cabaret All Stars show in London on Saturday

Wow!  Denise Van Outen looked sensational as she stepped out hand-in-hand with her long-term beau Eddie Boxshall, 47, after her Cabaret All Stars show in London on Saturday

Wow!  Denise Van Outen looked sensational as she stepped out hand-in-hand with her long-term beau Eddie Boxshall, 47, after her Cabaret All Stars show in London on Saturday

Denise rocked the tiny frock which boasted a stylish leopard print pattern and slinky sleeves which rested over her toned arms. 

The beauty added some extra height to her frame with a pair of black heels and kept her accessories to a minimum only donning a pair of simple sparkling earrings.

She wore her platinum locks perfectly curled after the show and added a slick of red lipstick to up the glam even further.

While Eddie cut a dapper figure in white trousers and a zip up black jacket which he paired with some navy blue shoes.

Work it: The West End star flaunted her toned figure in the very low cut frock and black heels

Work it: The West End star flaunted her toned figure in the very low cut frock and black heels

Work it: The West End star flaunted her toned figure in the very low cut frock and black heels

He ensured he was perfectly groomed for the outing and wore his black wide-rimmed glasses as he left the venue alongside Denise.  

Denise recently told MailOnline that her beau, was ‘The One’ given they didn’t argue once during lockdown together at their Essex home .

She said: ‘After all of this I can honestly say that Eddie, out of anyone I’ve ever been with, is the person I genuinely get on the best with. We have got on so well. 

‘We have not had one argument or fall out the whole of lockdown. We have really enjoyed each other’s company.

Strike a pose: The performer took centre stage as she posed up a storm with pals Jess Talbot Smith and Isabella Bliss after the cabaret show

Strike a pose: The performer took centre stage as she posed up a storm with pals Jess Talbot Smith and Isabella Bliss after the cabaret show

Strike a pose: The performer took centre stage as she posed up a storm with pals Jess Talbot Smith and Isabella Bliss after the cabaret show

Glam: Denise was later seen wearing a stunning bronze dress

Glam: Denise was later seen wearing a stunning bronze dress

Glam: Denise was later seen wearing a stunning bronze dress

Glam: Denise was later seen wearing a stunning bronze dress

Glam: Denise was later seen wearing a stunning bronze dress

Hello! Denise waved as she passed cameras on her way out

Hello! Denise waved as she passed cameras on her way out

Hello! Denise waved as she passed cameras on her way out

‘He is definitely The One. If there was ever a test then it’s lockdown. We have had a lot of laughs together.’ 

However the star has ruled out having any more children but is still hoping to tie the knot with Eddie soon when they’re able to without any social distancing.

She said: ‘About three years ago we did talk about having kids, but I’m 46, Eddie is 47 and I know people do still have babies in their mid 40s but between us we have three kids and we love our lives at the moment. 

Party: Denise threw an extravagant 21st birthday party for her stepdaughter Leah along with her partner Eddie at their Essex home back in August

Party: Denise threw an extravagant 21st birthday party for her stepdaughter Leah along with her partner Eddie at their Essex home back in August

Party: Denise threw an extravagant 21st birthday party for her stepdaughter Leah along with her partner Eddie at their Essex home back in August

‘I was obviously a single mum for five years of Betsy’s life and it was hard at times but now she’s older and we’ve got freedom to enjoy ourselves.

‘But we have talked about getting married. We certainly wouldn’t do it at the moment. We wouldn’t want a socially distanced wedding.

‘At some point it would be nice. We have discussed it and said it would be nice to do but it has to be the right time and this year isn’t it.’ 

Denise shares her daughter Betsy, ten, with her ex-husband Lee Mead while Eddie is a father to two including his 21-year-old daughter Leah.

Happy: The stage and screen star recently said that Eddie was 'The One' as they hadn't fought at all throughout lockdown

Happy: The stage and screen star recently said that Eddie was 'The One' as they hadn't fought at all throughout lockdown

Happy: The stage and screen star recently said that Eddie was ‘The One’ as they hadn’t fought at all throughout lockdown

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Gemma Collins commands attention in bright pink Fendi outfit for dinner in Mayfair with friends

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She has been showing off her newly slimmed down frame in recent months.

And Gemma Collins commanded attention in a patterned pink Fendi outfit, as she headed to Amazonico restaurant in Mayfair on Saturday night. 

The Diva Forever star, 39, turned heads in the markedly bright and colourful pyjama-style trouser suit as she left the swanky eatery. 

Wow! Gemma Collins commanded attention in a bright pink Fendi outfit for dinner in Mayfair with friends on Saturday night

Wow! Gemma Collins commanded attention in a bright pink Fendi outfit for dinner in Mayfair with friends on Saturday night

Wow! Gemma Collins commanded attention in a bright pink Fendi outfit for dinner in Mayfair with friends on Saturday night

Gemma accessorised with sky-high gold heels and a white leather Chanel handbag for the night out in London.  

The TV personality wore her golden locks in long waves, while a generous serving of makeup ensured she stood out as she enjoyed her evening. 

She put on a confident display as she stepped out with friends and appeared in high spirits after her meal. 

Radiant: Gemma accessorised with sky-high gold heels and a white leather Chanel handbag for the night out in London

Radiant: Gemma accessorised with sky-high gold heels and a white leather Chanel handbag for the night out in London

Radiant: Gemma accessorised with sky-high gold heels and a white leather Chanel handbag for the night out in London

Glam! The TV personality wore her golden locks in long waves, while a generous serving of makeup ensured she stood out as she enjoyed her evening

Glam! The TV personality wore her golden locks in long waves, while a generous serving of makeup ensured she stood out as she enjoyed her evening

Glam! The TV personality wore her golden locks in long waves, while a generous serving of makeup ensured she stood out as she enjoyed her evening

Gemma has been able to showcase her weight loss in a range of social media snaps as she promotes her bespoke clothing range. 

On Friday, she took to Instagram to upload a snap of herself in grey loungewear as she posed on a plush sofa with a rose in her mouth. 

Gemma took the opportunity to promote her new range, as she wrote in the caption: ‘I AM …. MY OWN WORK of ART.

Night out: She put on a confident display as she stepped out with friends and appeared in high spirits after her meal

Night out: She put on a confident display as she stepped out with friends and appeared in high spirits after her meal

Night out: She put on a confident display as she stepped out with friends and appeared in high spirits after her meal

Gorgeous: The bright outfit showed off her lovely curves and ample assets

Gorgeous: The bright outfit showed off her lovely curves and ample assets

Busty: Gemma looked trendy in the Fendi suit

Busty: Gemma looked trendy in the Fendi suit

Gorgeous: The bright Fendi outfit showed off her lovely curves and ample assets

‘[T]he countdown begins my beautiful luxury lounge wear designed by moi will be available from next week.’ 

Talking to PlayOJO bingo on Wednesday, Gemma opened up about her weight loss journey, as she revealed: ‘I use Skinny Jabs – it’s a programme that I am on and I have managed to lost 3 stone on it. 

‘It is a full programme, you get nutrition advice, nice recipes and guidance and I’d recommend it to anyone looking to lose weight.’

Wow! On Friday, the TV personality donned grey loungewear as she promoted her new clothing range via Instagram

Wow! On Friday, the TV personality donned grey loungewear as she promoted her new clothing range via Instagram

Wow! On Friday, the TV personality donned grey loungewear as she promoted her new clothing range via Instagram

The television personality has previously come under fire for promoting the jab, which ‘regulate the glucose level in your blood, allowing your body to use your stored fat for energy’.

This means that you can safely consume small portions without experiencing the undesired effects of starvation mode.  

Gemma continued: ‘My advice to anyone looking to start a weight loss journey would be adopt the right mindset. 

Weight loss journey: Gemma has shed three stone so far this year thanks to controversial Skinny Jabs, and said she would 'recommend' it to others (pictured in July 2019)

Weight loss journey: Gemma has shed three stone so far this year thanks to controversial Skinny Jabs, and said she would 'recommend' it to others (pictured in July 2019)

Weight loss journey: Gemma has shed three stone so far this year thanks to controversial Skinny Jabs, and said she would ‘recommend’ it to others (pictured in July 2019)

‘I believe that all bodies are beautiful, but if you want to make a change its really powerful to do it from a health-first perspective.’

Earlier this month, Gemma furiously hit back at brands who refused to dress her as she was ‘too fat’.

Talking about TOWIE’s 10th anniversary, she said: ‘I was never the prettiest girl on the show. I never had the best body. 

Trim: 'I believe that all bodies are beautiful, but if you want to make a change its really powerful to do it from a health-first perspective', Gemma said (pictured on Monday)

Trim: 'I believe that all bodies are beautiful, but if you want to make a change its really powerful to do it from a health-first perspective', Gemma said (pictured on Monday)

 Trim: ‘I believe that all bodies are beautiful, but if you want to make a change its really powerful to do it from a health-first perspective’, Gemma said (pictured on Monday)

‘Obviously I was confident when I went on the show, but a lot of clothing brands wouldn’t lend me their clothing because they said I was too fat.

‘I was a size 14/16, and you know I’m bigger now, and basically I’ve got my own clothing brand.

‘So to everyone who wouldn’t lend me clothing or put me in their brands, what you got to say now, huns?’ 

Gemma then brazenly stuck up two fingers to the camera with both hands before saying it had been ‘amazing’ looking back at the reality show that made her a household name.

Defiant: Earlier this month, Gemma furiously hit back at brands who refused to dress her as she was 'too fat'

Defiant: Earlier this month, Gemma furiously hit back at brands who refused to dress her as she was 'too fat'

Defiant: Earlier this month, Gemma furiously hit back at brands who refused to dress her as she was ‘too fat’

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