News has emerged that X Factor judge Tulisa took this week’s losing finalist Jade Ellis out for much drinks and dancing to drown her sorrows after she lost out to Union J in the sing-off last night. And by ‘news’ we mean ‘increasingly messy Instagram pictures of her and Jade getting smashed’.
After the show Tulisa immediately whipped her former charge off to Aura in central London, which is really trendy and you won’t have heard of it, where the pair – joined by Tulisa’s PA Gareth Varey and Jade’s partner Charlie Stone – basically did what you do in nightclubs when you’ve been evicted from The X Factor (dance, drink, pose for photos, wake up and then go on Daybreak).
Halit– oh no she doesn’t
She also told the presenters of the show that Tulisa didn’t have, as Gary Barlow suggested this weekend, “fag-ash breath”. Praise indeed.
“It’s just something you don’t say to a lady,” said Jade, “especially on national TV.” Take that, Gary Barlow! Jade Ellis just took you to BOOM TOWN.
Tulisa is not impressed.
Here come the boom
This makes us worry, though. What if all of The X Factor judges are contractually bound to take their contestants out for drinks after they bow out of the show? We feel like some contestants may get a rawer deal that others. The Groups, for instance, have to watch as Louis Walsh tries and fails to get them all into the VIP area of a trendy London hotspot, pressing hot soggy fivers into the palms of unflinching bodyguards. The Boys have to accompany Nicole to the airport, where she immediately jets off somewhere exotic, alone, after the show. And the poor Overs have to go out with Gary Barlow for a warm pint and get told off if they touch his waistcoat (it is structural). What if. What if.