Tulisa has claimed that her N-Dubz bandmate Dappy is an attention seeker.

The X Factor judge was forced to put her cousin "in his place" when the pair got involved in a public debate on Twitter recently, but the Love Sick singer explained that they are still friends.

Speaking to Top of the Pops magazine she said: "Dappy just goes out looking for a bit of attention sometimes. He went on twitter ranting that I don't call him, trying to cause a stir, when actually it was the other way round. I put him in his place and he phoned me the next day!

"The thing with us is that we don't speak for six months and then we'll see each other and nothing's changed. It doesn't make a difference."

When asked if she missed her N-Dubz bandmates she said: "I miss the banter! They make me laugh and I do miss it. Every day is a journey with those two, as you know."