Tulisa returns to The X Factor

Tulisa Contostavlos is back for a second series of The X Factor

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has confirmed that she will be back as a judge on the next series of The X Factor.

ITV1 said that Take That star Gary Barlow was returning to the show, and that the other names "will be announced soon".

But the N-Dubz singer, 23, blabbed after being asked by Top Of The Pops magazine about the new series.

Contostavlos won the last series of the ITV1 show with girl group Little Mix.

The group were among the contestants reportedly criticised by Simon Cowell, as the show lost out to BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing in the ratings war.

The singer recently hit the headlines when a sex tape showing her sharing an "intimate moment" with a former boyfriend appeared online.

Contostavlos took legal action against former boyfriend Justin Edwards, who denies posting the tape.

I don't know if I'm allowed to answer. I suppose it doesn't really matter, so let's just say (I've known for) quite a while. Would it be cheeky to say I think I did a good enough job to keep my place? I'm growing as a person, so you might see a change in me simply because I'm growing up, but I'm just going to be me. Whatever comes out, comes out.

Louis Walsh, who was a judge last year, has already announced he will be taking part in the next series.

It is yet to be revealed whether the fourth judge, Kelly Rowland, will return.