Tulisa has confessed she feared her career was in tatters after her sex tape was leaked online.

The X Factor judge and N-Dubz star took legal action after footage surfaced of her sharing an "intimate moment" with ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards, who denies posting the clip.

And the 23-year-old told Alan Carr on his Chatty Man show: "I'm thinking, Oh God, my career could be over - the whole UK thinks I'm a slapper."

The Young singer added: "I have been surprised by how nice everyone has been. I haven't done anything wrong, so any normal person would be like, 'She's human'."

Tulisa, who got teary-eyed on the programme, admitted she'd be been worried about the tape's release for months.

"Every day during X Factor I was absolutely s***ting myself because I didn't want anything like that out there," she said.

"I've always said I wouldn't even do a bloody bikini shoot let alone something like that."

Tulisa is now said to be dating former Skins star Jack O'Connell, 21.

:: Chatty Man airs on Channel 4 tonight (Friday) at 10pm