Tulisa heads to the pub with Jack O"Connell after claiming trusty Gareth Varey vets her dates

Your PA must have given him the seal of approval! Tulisa heads to the pub with Jack O'Connell after claiming trusty Gareth Varey vets her dates

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18:34 GMT, 4 April 2012

Earlier this week, Tulisa Contostavlos revealed that all men she dates have to get the seal of approval from her sidekick Gareth Varey.

Only after four dates, which Varey must chaperone, can a prospective boyfriend take out the X Factor judge alone.

Well, it seems that actor Jack O'Connell has passed the test and ticked all the boxes because he was seen out and about with the 23-year-old in London, today.

Past the test: Jack O'Connell and Tulisa stepped out for a cigarette during their date at a pub in Soho, London, today

Past the test: Jack O'Connell and Tulisa stepped out for a cigarette during their date at a pub in Soho, London, today

The new coupling were enjoying some alone time in a pub in Soho, and popped outside for a cigarette break.

Jack was dressed very casually in a pair of grey trousers, which he wore with brown loafers, and a creased ellesse polo shirt.

Tulisa was a little more fashion savvy in a short denim jacket with a grey top and tight jeans with wedge trainers.

Blossoming: The young entertainers are in a budding romance and they finally got to spend some time together without a third wheel

Blossoming: The young entertainers are in a budding romance and they finally got to spend some time together without a third wheel

Sneaky smokes: The pair were seen enjoying a cigarette each before they headed back into the pub

Sneaky smokes: The pair were seen enjoying a cigarette each before they headed back into the pub

The young couple have been spotted out together a lot recently, but the fact that PA Gareth was not tagging along was a good sign for Jack.

The N-Dubz star revealed Gareth, who acts as best friend and bodyguard too, has to give his seal of approval each time she sets her sights on a prospective gentleman.

It seems Tulisa is being exceptionally careful after her recent
allegation that ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards, otherwise known as MC Ultra, intentionally leaked an
explicit video of them online.

Quiet time: Tulisa, who takes PA Gareth Varey with her everywhere, seemed to be getting on fine without him, today

Quiet time: Tulisa, who takes PA Gareth Varey with her everywhere, seemed to be getting on fine without him

She said: 'Gareth doesn't leave my
side, he even supervises dates. If I started seeing a guy Gareth would
be on the first four dates, we come as a package.

'He doesn't necessarily always get involved, he's just always there.'

Tulisa has even considered
issuing a 'boyfriend contract' – a deal which would insist the duo never sell a story or talk about their romance.

Out of character: Tulisa Contostavlos wore a black and white coat that didn't match her usual style

Out of character: Tulisa Contostavlos wore a black and white coat that didn't match her usual style

The brunette beauty has secured a
hosting job on Radio 1 this week, and has seized the opportunity to make
the pavement her runway by parading in various summery outfits.

However, rising at the crack of dawn
for the breakfast show while it's still dark outside, Tulisa appears to
have realised that the locale of Great Portland Street is no Miami
beach.

Today, the X Factor judge covered up in an autumnal outfit, wearing a jacket older than her years.

Not so bright and early: Tulisa arrives at Radio 1 studios to host breakfast show

Not so bright and early: Tulisa arrives at Radio 1 studios to host breakfast show

Bezzies: Gareth Varey accompanies Tulisa everywhere, as seen here at Mahiki last December

Bezzies: Gareth Varey accompanies Tulisa everywhere, as seen here at Mahiki last December

She teamed the black and white coat
with black GUESS jeans, but wasn't quite ready to surrender to this week's
chillier climate, stepping out in peep toe sandals with blood red nail
polish on her toes.

The 23-year-old is presenting The Chris Moyles Show this week with a different co-host every day.

Gareth, who was featured heavily in
Tulisa's debut solo music video, Young, has been
accompanying his best friend to her new job.

He tweeted: 'Hi ho hi ho…Yea u no
the rest. Heading to @BBCR1. I'm feeling it this morning, these mornings
are far from pretty #day3 @ChrisMoylesShow'.

Fashion parade: Tulisa has been taking advantage of waiting photographers to flaunt her summer wardrobe

Fashion parade: Tulisa has been taking advantage of waiting photographers to flaunt her summer wardrobe

Fashion parade: Tulisa has been taking advantage of waiting photographers to flaunt her summer wardrobe