Tulisa Contostavlos has said she will not let her sex tape experience stop her from finding love and trusting a man again.

The singer and X Factor judge – who has just turned 24 – was at London’s High Court on Thursday to accept the “sincere apologies” from ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards.

Tulisa advised any other young girls who had their privacy violated on the internet to be strong and move on.

She said: “Don’t let it ruin you as a person. Not to be a thing where for the rest of your life; you don’t trust people; you don’t know how to love again or you can’t trust a man.

“I would say take it and use it as an experience to make you stronger and just don’t let anyone ruin you as person inside.”

The former N-Dubz star revealed she was putting the incident behind her as she looked forward to celebrating her birthday in Ibiza.

Tulisa said on Thursday: “I am really happy the truth is finally out. It’s a fresh start for me. It’s my birthday at 12 o’clock tonight so fresh start, hopefully.

“Now I’m looking forward to the future and celebrating. I’m off to Ibiza!”