Sparking controversy! Tulisa Contostavlos in trouble with council after breaking the law by smoking backstage at X Factor
15:17 GMT, 12 November 2012
Gary Barlow shocked fans when he claimed she had 'fag ash breath'.
But now the Tulisa Contostavlos has sparked fresh controversy by enjoying cigarettes in her dressing room.
The 24-year-old singer has been smoking backstage on The X Factor show, breaking the 2006 Health Act which bans smoking at work.
In hot water: Tulisa Contostavlos is said to have caused controversy after smoking backstage on the X Factor
Brent council confirmed to MailOnline that they had received a complaint and sent a letter to warn show bosses that action would be taken should the studios be found to be breaking the legislation.
Bosses on the talent show have been sent a letter from the council warning that Tulisa is breaking the law.
A council spokesperson told MailOnline: 'We have received a complaint and written to Fountain Studios to remind them of the Health Act and the seriousness of not complying with this legislation.'
'Where contraventions of smoke-free legislation are identified appropriate enforcement action will be taken.'
A source told the Sun: 'Bosses aren't happy that she's causing trouble.'
That's not very nice! Gary told Tulisa she had 'fag ash breath' on the show last month
Winning performance: Tulisa's act from last year Little Mix took to the stage to perform their new track and the judge was pleased with her protges
Tulisa doesn't hide the fact she smokes and after Gary's rude comment at the end of last month, she was seen sporting a nicotine patch on her arm on the Sunday night show.
A spokesperson for the singer declined to comment on the story.
On Sunday night's X Factor show Tulisa was seen praising her winning act from the 2011 show after Little Mix returned to the stage to perform.
She enthused: 'My little muffins are all grown up. You're all grown up now.
'This is why you won, you're professional. you're all on point and confident now.'