Former X Factor judge Tulisa is reportedly nervous that her former N-Dubz bandmate Dappy will embarrass her on Celebrity Big Brother 2014.
Dappy – real name Costadinos Contostavlos – is reportedly set to enter the Channel 5 reality show’s house tonight, despite previously having vowed never to do a reality show, describing them as a ‘kiss of death’.
However, according to Star Magazine, Tulisa is anxious about her cousin’s u-turn and has asked him to be wary of the potential repercussions of being filmed for TV 24 hours a day.
“Tulisa is scared Dappy may forget the cameras are rolling and reveal details about their lives before N-Dubz,” an insider commented. “Their pasts are pretty colourful and Tulisa’s public image has already taken a pounding. The last thing she needs is Dappy adding to the stress.”
The source added: “Tulisa had a tricky 2013 – all she wants to do is head in to the New Year with positive thoughts, as she has a tough few weeks ahead of her as it is. Now she feels Dappy’s decision could be another thing that looms over her.”
The ‘Young’ singer will appear in court on January 9th after a sting by The Sun on Sunday newspaper led to her being charged with supplying Class A drugs.
Tulisa previously used an injunction to prevent Justin Edwards, the man responsible for leaking her infamous sex tape, from becoming a Celebrity Big Brother housemate.
The show returns tonight at 9.00pm on Channel 5, with producers planning to split the line-up in to pairs and bind them with handcuffs as part of the launch twist.