X factor: Tulisa abused

X factor: Tulisa abused
X factor: Tulisa abused. 'You're just a scumbag from Camden:' X Factor judge Tulisa has abuse yelled at her by yob at audition

Tulisa Contostavlos had her tough background on a north London housing estate brought back to her yesterday after a tattooed yob made a lunge for her and screamed insults.

The new X Factor judge, 22, had stopped wannabe George Gerasimou's audition yesterday at London's 02 Arena when he suddenly made a lunge for her and starting screaming abuse and calling her a 'scumbag'.

Security staff immediately rushed to the N-Dubz star's defence and intervened to gasps from the 10,000 audience.

However, Tulisa didn't let the drama affect her, writing on her Twitter afterwards last night: 'Eeeey hello my fellow tweeters! Had a very fun day at xfactor auditions! What a variety of acts, loved it! Bring on 2moro! X'

Her co-judge Kelly Rowland, who appears to have a much-sought after Nando's black card, which entitles the person to free food, appeared equally unaffected afterwards too.

She wrote on her Twitter after auditions: 'OMG I can't wait to eat @nandos_official mango lime chicken wings for lunch!!!!!'

According to today's Sun, Gerasimou, originally from Cyprus but now living in London, also had a run-in with the panel after appearing on the show in 2009.

On that occasion, he hurled his microphone to the floor and told Simon Cowell to 'shut up' before storming off stage.

Initially, Gerasimou said he returned to auditions again to say sorry, saying: 'I'm here to redeem myself.'

But when Tulisa told him to stop his attempt at Ne-Yo's hit Give Me Everything, he went bezerk.

Witnesses said he immediately jumped off stage and moved towards her, snarling: 'Why did you stop the music?'

As staff ran towards the yob, Tulisa stood up to the thug and insisted: 'I have heard enough.'

But he kept coming, spitting: 'You're just a scumbag from Camden replacing Cheryl on the panel.'

However, Tulisa hit back, saying firmly: 'Get back and stop invading my space.'

She added: 'I am really proud of what I have achieved. If you don't like it, why did you come down today?'

Gerasimou's pal then ran on to the stage and also started shouting at the judges before security again intervened and started ushering the pair out - and as he left, Gerasimou stuck up his middle finger to the panel as a parting gesture.

Kelly and Tulisa had started the day with a bold and bright statement when they arrived at the auditions.

Unfortunately for the X Factor judges, they clashed in colour and pattern as they posed on the red carpet for the second day of auditions at the capital's O2 Arena.

Thankfully, the ladies were not snapped together as that could well have inflicted some serious eye damage to onlookers.

Tulisa looked sensational in her short blue and black dress, even if it did look as though it was inspired by Avatar.

She teamed the frock with towering iridescent black and purple platform heels as she chatted with fans before making her way inside.

Kelly, on the other hand, went for a full on striped assault on the eyes as she arrived in a dress that looked like a TV test card.

The green, red, white and black stripes clung to her enviable curvaceous figure, her flat midriff defined by the slash in the middle of the dress.

She teamed the tight frock with black stilettos as she chatted to fans and let them take her photo before taking her place on the panel.

In comparison, their fellow judge Gary Barlow looked positively dull in his navy suit.

But the Take That frontman, who is currently performing with the band at Wembley Stadium, still managed to look sexy and very dapper as he casually sauntered down the red carpet.

This week it was reported that Tulisa will be getting a £70,000 makeover for the show and a team of stylists to make her look less like a 'chav'.

A source told The Sun: 'They want her to be the new nation's sweetheart. She looked too chavvy and cheap on the first-day auditions so producers gave her a bigger budget for clothes and styling.

'They want her to have a designer look with chic class - more Posh Spice than Vicky Pollard in Little Britain, which was how she has looked more than a few times.'

'We thought she'd turned up in her pyjamas. Something had to be done.'

However, Tulisa denied the report, Tweeting earlier this week: 'I'm not having no make over, I wear what I want, when I want and no1 tells me what 2 do or changes who I am...simple'