Broody Tulisa Contostavlos can't wait to have kids and has given herself four years to find her soulmate who she can raise a family with.

Tulisa Contostavlos has given herself four years to find a man to settle down with.

The 'X Factor' judge has been single since splitting from 'Skins' actor Jack O'Connell earlier this year but wants to find her soulmate and have children by the time she turns 28.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I spend most of my life being tough, but there is a downside - a lot of people think I'm a bitch. I'm not. Now and again I'll shut myself away and cry.

"I really want to have kids -- though not until I'm around 28 because I want to be with a man I'm going to stay with."

Tulisa, 24, recently admitted she would love to have a boyfriend, if only men didn't find her so threatening.

She said: "There's nowhere for me to meet anyone.

"Men are scared of me and won't approach me.

"Even if I like someone and I'm fluttering my eyelashes, they still run a mile. So I wouldn't have dates if I didn't approach people.

"That's why I go for really tough lads because only they can handle it."