Tulisa Contostavlos is reported to asked her former boyfriend Jody Latham to help get her a role on Shameless.
The X Factor judge is claimed by The Sun to have "begged" the actor to talk to bosses about getting her a part in the final series of the Channel 4 long-running chavsploitation show.
"Tulisa is a massive fan of Shameless. She asked Jody if he could get her a role," a source told the paper.
"He asked the producers, but they weren't keen and said no."
Latham is reported to have been left heartbroken when Tulisa dropped him for footballer Danny Simpson recently.
But she has hit out at internet "haters" after getting a tirade of abuse on Twitter.