Tulisa: "I Wish I Could Manage Little Mix"

13 December 2011, 12:59 | Updated: 13 December 2011, 13:20

The X Factor judge says she will still advise the girl band about their future despite not being their official manager.

Tulisa Contostavlos has vowed to remain a mentor to her winning act on The X Factor, Little Mix, but is unable to manage them full time.

The N-Dubz singer made the promise while responding to a fan query on The Xtra Factor on Sunday (11th December), following Little Mix's victory in the ITV1 show's live final.

"I'm not qualified enough to manage them," Tulisa explained. "I would manage them if I was allowed to but I guess that's not how it works.

"I'm a mentor and I'm still going to be their mentor now that the show is finished. I'm always going to be there for them."

"I'll get involved as much as I can and as much as the label want me to be involved," Tulisa said. "We'll just go with the flow and give as much advice and help as I physically can."

Tulisa says she hopes Little Mix stick to "R&B pop with an urban edge" as their sound when launching their first album next year.

The X Factor panellist is currently working on her own debut solo album which is expected to be released in early 2012.

Little Mix's first official single, a cover of Damien Rice's 'Cannonball, was released straight after The X Factor live final on Sunday.