Nicola Roberts' man warning
Nicola Roberts is carrying a skull around to ward off men.
The Girls Aloud singer says the creepy head on a stick - which has a tuft of red hair to match hers - helps frighten off potentially troublesome boyfriends.
Nicola - who was given the bizarre gift by a fan at last weekend's Virgin Mobile V Festival - said: "This ought to ward off any bad men. Although I hope it doesn't scare me too much as well.
"It was meant to be. It even has my hair colour."
The 22-year-old star revealed she is not looking for another lover after splitting from long-term partner Carl Davies in May.
She added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm banning men. No more boyfriends for me. I want to be on my own. I'm tired of all the bulls**t that comes with having a boyfriend.
"I don't want to deal with anymore c**p. I've learned the hard way and from other people's mistakes.
"I've been in a relationship since I was 16 and just want to be myself and hang out with my girls."
Nicola and her Girls Aloud bandmates - Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle and Kimberley Walsh - performed at the UK music festival over the weekend.
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