Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos arrested over drug deal allegations

Former X Factor star Tulisa Contostavlos has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.

Her arrest, and that of a 35-year-old man, comes one day after the Metropolitan Police confirmed it had "received information concerning the alleged supply of illegal drugs at a central London location."



An article that appeared in the Sun on Sunday accused the singer, 24, of introducing one of their reporters to an alleged drug dealer. The newspaper claimed that their reporter was then sold an illegal substance at London's Dorchester Hotel.

Tulisa's management are yet to comment on the allegations.

Asked about reports that Tulisa Contostavlos had been arrested, the Met Police confirmed, "Officers from Westminster have arrested two people - a 35-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman - on suspicion of supplying class-A drugs.

"They are in custody at a Central London police station."

In unrelated news, the star recently confirmed on her Twitter account that she would no longer be appearing as a judge on The X Factor.

"I'd like to thank everyone on The X Factor for two amazing years," she said.