It’s a new season, but bitter rivalries between the UK X Factor judges seem boringly familiar to previous years.
This time it's Kelly Rowland, who claims fellow judge Tulisa Contostavlos is making her life a “living hell” and has flown to US to unwind.
Simon Cowell is seething that she missed the last show, forcing him to use former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke as a last-minute replacement.
Kelly’s claiming that a sore throat left her too ill to return to the UK, but Simon clearly doesn’t believe her and has given her 48 hours to return if she wants to keep her place on the judging panel.
Kelly told a friend, “Tulisa and I have no relationship. The show has become a living hell. I don’t know how long I can tolerate this for.”
In a move that many primary school students would consider childish, the former Destiny’s Child star has told friends that if she does return she will have to change her place on the judging panel to avoid sitting next to Tulisa.