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David Alexander'X Factor
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AN X-Factor judge and star of one of the UK’s brightest pop bands has been invited to Levenmouth to see for herself its “community spirit and sights”.

The invitation has come from a Fife councillor and chair of the Levenmouth area committee, David Alexander, after N-Dubz vocalist Tulisa Contostavlos asked the area’s X-Factor star Jade Richards what Fife was like.

Tulisa (right of centre) with her fellow X-Factor judges

Tulisa (right of centre) with her fellow X-Factor judges

Jade responded nervously by saying parts of it were a “bit of a dive”.

However, Cllr Alexander reckons Tulisa should make her own mind up on what the Kingdom, and Levenmouth in particular, has to offer, so he has officially written to the star.

He said: “After the show last week, when Tulisa said she hadn’t heard of Fife, we made it clear that the Kingdom’s always open to visitors and there’s loads to see and do here.

“Local people have approached me asking if I’ve had a response, so I decided to make the invitation official by writing to Tulisa directly but, given her hectic schedule, I won’t hold my breath for an RSVP.”

The SNP councillor reckons Fife is a haven of “gems” that could impress Tulisa, including its scenery, sporting facilities and history.

He added Jade’s home area has a “resilient” working community that has adapted to changes over the years, turning its hand successfully from fishing on to mining and now renewable energy.

He added: “It’s the community spirit in Levenmouth I’m most proud of.

“People come together to achieve great things, like the community cinema project – and the council is here to support that and help provide opportunities.

“I hope Jade gets the opportunity she’s looking for to build a career and, perhaps, bring Tulisa north to experience first-hand the community spirit and the sights that make Fife a great place to live, work and visit.”