X Factor’s Dermot O’Leary comes to Tulisa’s rescue as ‘chavs’ mob her
X Factor host Dermot O’Leary came to new new judge Tulisa Contostavlos’ aid when she was mobbed by a group of unruly male fans as she filmed scenes for the ITV show
Having replaced Cheryl Cole on the X Factor judging panel in May, it now seems that N-Dubz star Tulisa has replaced Cheryl in the hearts of young male fans too, as she was surrounded while filming the show.
It was left to hunky host Dermot to come to her rescue as the 22-year-old singer struggled, having only had a few months to adjust to the extra attention her new job brings.
‘Dermot rushed to Tulisa’s aid after a group of boisterous chavs started trying to chat her up,’ an X Factor insider told the Daily Star.
‘The lads were all getting a bit over-excited.
‘Dermot was having none of it and told the over-eager male fans to “chill out and calm down”.’
Dermot reportedly told the rowdy fans: ‘I know Tulisa is a great-looking girl and I don’t blame you liking her, but she doesn’t like people making a fuss.’
The 38-year-old presenter has previously spoken of his protective feelings towards the pop princess, saying: ‘She brings something new and exciting to the show, she is such a sweet girl.
‘We get on great, she’s like a little sister. I look out for her as she’s the youngest judge we’ve ever had.’