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Tulisa And Nicole Scherzinger Go Head To Head In Fashion Stakes At The X Factor Launch
The two judges are joined by Louis Walsh, but Gary Barlow misses the press conference for personal reasons.
Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger both wowed in summer dresses as they attended the press conference for the launch of The X Factor.
Appearing together on the eve of the start of the new series, the pair were also joined by fellow judge Louis Walsh. Gary Barlow was absent due to personal reasons.
As with previous series and judges, much attention has been put on Tulisa and Nicole's outfits ahead of the new season.
And the pair didn't disappoint as they both chose figure hugging smart-casual dressed on the red carpet at today's (16th August) press event.
Tulisa shone in a multi-coloured Herve Leger bodycon dress, while Tulisa went for an all-white dress with delicate patterning.
Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger pose together at The X Factor press conference:
Tulisa had earlier teased her Twitter followers about the new series: "Getting ready for the x factor press launch. Who's excited to see the show on Saturday?!!!"
The new series of The X Factor begins again on Saturday (18th August) on ITV1 with the traditional audition stage.