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Tulisa Contostavlos 'set for £500k X Factor 2012 deal'

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Tulisa Contostavlos is on the verge of doubling her salary on The X Factor, a newspaper has said.

Simon Cowell has reportedly offered the N-Dubz singer a £500,000 deal to return to the ITV talent show, in spite of her recent sex scandal involving ex-boyfriend MC Ultra.

Tulisa Contostavlos, pre-Grammy awards

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Simon Cowell, BGT

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'Simon wants Tulisa back and she wants to come back, so it's down to contracts now," a source told Metro.

"He's conscious of the fact she's had a rubbish time recently with the sex tape thing so he figures getting a new deal sorted will be one less thing for her to worry about.

"Tulisa is in line for a decent bonus. She proved herself on the show and did a great job with Little Mix last year."

The insider added: "It might seem a lot of money but it's a fraction of what Gary Barlow gets and is much lower than Cheryl Cole - who she effectively replaced."

Syco boss Cowell has previously outlined his desire to retain all four of last year's X Factor judges.

Watch the video for Tulisa's 'Young' below:

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