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Jennifer Lopez has banned a contestant from competing on the reality TV show – because he happens to be her ex-husband.

Only yesterday she was revealed as one of the judges on the next series of American Idol and already Jennifer Lopez is laying down the law.

Earlier this week it was revealed that Ojani Noa – Jennifer’s first husband – was planning to audition for the show.

The 38-year-old said he would be lining up alongside other hopefuls and planned on singing one of his ex-wife’s songs.

But when Jennifer, who reportedly signed a $12m contract with Fox to be on the judging panel, found out about this, she got the channel to stop him from competing.

Speaking to, an insider said: ‘Jennifer told Fox to make sure that the screeners at the auditions would not let Ojani anywhere near the auditions.

‘Fox made it clear he was not welcome and that he could be arrested if he showed up so he dropped the plan at the last minute.

‘It was a shame because all he wanted to do was to showcase his voice and show people that he can really sing too.’

The source added: ‘Whenever Ojani tries to do something Jennifer just tries to block it any way that she can – nobody really knows what she’s so paranoid about.’

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