The former N-Dubz star - who was on the judging panel for two years before being replaced by Sharon Osbourne in 2013 - was seen working it on the beach while wearing a white bikini, surrounded by a film crew.
It had been previously rumoured that she’d be joining Louis at Judges’ Houses, while other stars including popstar Jason Derulo, songwriter extraordinaire du jour Sia Furler and national treasure Sinitta have all been tipped to help the rest of the panel whittle their remaining acts down before the beginning of the live shows.
Tulisa has had a pretty rocky few months, having become embroiled in a court case where she was accused of being involved in the supply of class A drugs, charges which were later dropped due to “serious misconduct” on the part of a key witness for the prosecution.
Tulisa talks to the crew on the set of 'The X Factor'
She then won back public support after appearing in the documentary ‘Tulisa: The Price of Fame’, and made it clear she was keen to get “back to work” with an Instagram photo where she was seen in a recording studio.
However, her celebration was pretty short-lived, as she was later found guilty of assaulting a celebrity blogger at last year’s V Festival, a ruling which she has vowed to appeal, stating simply: “I am outraged at this decision. I am innocent.”
Tulisa has since been supported by ‘X Factor’ boss Simon Cowell, who told reporters last month that he’d be happy to work with her again, saying: “She’s had rough time but she’s come through the other side, so I wouldn’t rule anything out.”
Meanwhile, Louis has also backed Tulisa in recent times, following her turbulent few months in the spotlight.
He told the Daily Star: “I’ve supported her the whole way. She’s not Mother Teresa but she’s a lovely girl.
“She’s rough around the edges, she wears awful tracksuits but she’s a good girl. I like her.”