Nothing like a bit of rivalry! Tulisa's ex-boyfriend Fazer set to judge opposing BBC talent contest to her ITV show X Factor
21:36 GMT, 27 August 2012
They were once inseparable as part of N-Dubz, while they were dating until not that long ago.
But now Tulisa is set to rival former boyfriend Fazer as he's signed up to a judge a rival TV talent competition to her show The X Factor.
It's two weeks into the latest series of the X Factor, and already ITV's rival channel BBC is preparing a new talent contest.
Rival shows: Tulisa's ex-boyfriend and N-Dubz bandmate Fazer is set to judge a rival talent show on BBC
And producers have drafted in none other than rapper Fazer to front the show.
hip-hop star, also known as Richard Rawson, will search for musicians
to become members of his urban orchestra, instead of singers for a pop
band, in a television series beginning next year.
And contestants for the orchestra series will mostly come from different
areas to people who compete on the X Factor as the purpose of the BBC
show is to pick talent from disadvantaged youths.
Rival shows: Tulisa, who split from Fazer several months ago, already judges The X Factor on ITV1, while her N-Dubz bandmate will now front BBC programme Fazer's Urban Orchestra
Day job: Tulisa as she appears on the current series of The X Factor, against fellow panellists Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh
The BBC show – Fazer's Urban Orchestra – will run weeks of auditions
in search of exceptional players of string, woodwind, brass and
Fazer will be a seasoned judge in this regard, having previously appeared on the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
plan is to audition people who would never usually have the chance to
perform in a highly respected venue, let alone with a full orchestra.
While the series will be a battle between the channels, Fazer says it won't be a battle to their friendship.
The three members of former N-Dubz, who have jammed together for 14 years, 'always' get together at Dappy's grandparents, Fazer says.
As they were: N-Dubz band members, from left, Fazer, Tulisa and Dappy, with their Best Album award during the the 2009 MOBO awards