Tulisa ‘set up £800 drug deal to break into the movie business’, court hears

Prosecution also claims former 'X Factor' judge allegedly arranged for cocaine to be delivered to a hotel

Singer and television personality Tulisa Contostavlos set up an £800 drug deal in a bid to break into the movie business, a court has heard.

The former X Factor judge arranged for half an ounce of cocaine to be delivered to the hotel suite of a man she believed to be a producer making a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, a jury was told.

Southwark Crown Court also heard Contostavlos laid on a “boys’ night out” for the man at a strip club in London to help land her a role in the movie instead of actresses Keira Knightley or Kate Winslet, reports The Mirror.

She allegedly used the code “white sweets” for the drug and texted the man, who called himself Samir Khan, with the words: “I can sort u out.”

The cocaine was then allegedly delivered to London’s five-star Dorchester hotel in Park Lane – where the deal is said to have taken place on May 23 last year by her rapper co-defendant Michael Coombs.

The “producer” turned out to be undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood, of The Sun On Sunday, who was running a sting to expose Contostavlos’ alleged involvement in drugs.

Coombs, has admitted supplying cocaine and will be sentenced at the end of the star’s trial. Earlier this week, Contostavlos suffered a nose bleed in court.