Tulisa Lord Sugar Twitter row: Pair"s war of words

'It's a NO from me!' Tulisa's retort to Lord Sugar as he blasts her for 'talking nonsense' on The X Factor

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12:56 GMT, 19 August 2012

They are respectively involved in two of the countries biggest TV talent shows.

But last night Lord Sugar and Tulisa Contostavlos came to virtual blows in a war of the words on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Lord Sugar, who looks for the hottest business talent in his own show The Apprentice, kicked things off when he blasted Tulisa for not having the right qualifications to judge singing hopefuls on The X Factor panel.

War of words: Tulisa Contostavlos and Lord Sugar had an argument on Twitter last night after he accused her of not having the right qualifications to judge singing hopefuls on The X Factor

War of words: Tulisa Contostavlos and Lord Sugar had an argument on Twitter last night after he accused her of not having the right qualifications to judge singing hopefuls on The X Factor

War of words: Tulisa Contostavlos and Lord Sugar had an argument on Twitter last night after he accused her of not having the right qualifications to judge singing hopefuls on The X Factor

He tweeted: 'Can you tell me who the hell this Tulisa bird is on X factor,she's in
the celeb section of the sun and mirror every day. What has she done.'

Lord Sugar then continued: 'This Tulisa talks nonsense on X factor,what qualifications does she have to judge singing talent.Please advise where I am missing the point.'

However, Young singer Tulisa refused to take the comments lying down, and took to her own Twitter page to issue her response.

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Outburst: Lord Sugar also set his sights on Tulisa's fellow judge Louis Walsh as in his X Factor-themed rant

Outburst: Lord Sugar also set his sights on Tulisa's fellow judge Louis Walsh as in his X Factor-themed rant

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Apology: After her retorts to Lord Sugar, Tulisa then took to her Twitter page to apologise for her comments

Apology: After her retorts to Lord Sugar, Tulisa then took to her Twitter page to apologise for her comments

She tweeted: 'As someone that came from nothing to something maybe u
should have a little more respect for people that have done the same. I
have grafted from the age of 11 with my band NDUBZ, we wrote &
produced all our music,sold 3 platinum albums,3 sell out tours the last
being an arena tour & a number 1 debut solo single!

'I have worked my
b***dy ass off! So mr lord of judgement… stick to judging on the
Apprentice & I'll stick to what I know MUSIC #itsaNOfromme.'

Lord Sugar then responded: 'What do you know That is the point. Don't insult me by comparing my humble beginnings with yours.'

Passing judgement: While Tulisa is famous for her role judging on The X Factor panel, Lord Sugar 'fires' people on The Apprentice

Passing judgement: While Tulisa is famous for her role judging on The X Factor panel, Lord Sugar 'fires' people on The Apprentice

Passing judgement: While Tulisa is famous for her role judging on The X Factor panel, Lord Sugar 'fires' people on The Apprentice

But Tulisa, who is a regular Twitter user, later appeared to regret her comments. After apparently deleting the previous tweets from her page, she wrote: 'Soz bout that tweet peeps. But that t**t has been bad mouthing me since last year!'

However, Tulisa wasn't the only victim of Lord Sugar's tweets last night.

The Amshold Group chairman also set his sights on Tulisa's fellow judge Louis Walsh, writing: 'Louis Walsh what has he done. His hair has done a Wayne Rooney, his teeth are like piano keys and hid eyes have been done (sic).'