By Rebecca Merriman On November 28, 2012

Tulisa, Kate Middleton And Cheryl Cole, The Most Searched Celebs Of 2012

From sex tapes, nude pics to rumoured romances we've been glued to our computers this year!

Tulisa, Kate Middleton And Cheryl Cole, The Most Searched Celebs Of 2012
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X Factor babe Tulisa Contostavlos has hardly been out of the headlines this year, so we're not surprised the Londoner has become Bink UK's most searched people of 2012, beating Kate Middleton and Cheryl Cole to the top spot while last year's winner, Justin Bieber, fell to fifth place.

The top 10 gives an insight into just who the British public wanted to find out about this year and with a slew of celeb shock moments and royal scandals we're not surprised to see the likes of Prince Harry, Robert Pattinson and reality TV heavyweight Kim Kardashian making up the list.

Sitting pretty at the top though is Tulisa and admittedly the 23 year-old singer has had a pretty busy year, what with her first solo album, was named FHM Sexiest Woman In The World and taking her seat on the X Factor judging panel once more.

But it's not all been good. In March the 'We Are Young' singer was humiliated when a sex tape made with an ex boyfriend hit the internet, which surely helped her rack up the hits. While the video was quickly taken down, it didn't stop thousands of people logging on for a look. Surprisingly Kate Middleton, who dominates the front page everytime she steps out her front door, only managed to snag the second spot.

While the Diamond Jubilee and subsequent tour to South East Asia and baby rumours kept us all intrigued about the life of the royal couple it was the shocking topless and bottomless photos of the Duchess sunbathing while on a private holiday, that really got people searching. While the British press refused to publish the snaps, the photos were available on foreign sites with seven million Brits at the time admitting to have seen the naked pictures.

Kate Middleton: Beaten by Tulisa to the top spot, despite nude photo scandal (WENN)

But that wasn't the only nude royal scandal, as Prince Harry was pictured enjoying himself at a naked party in Las Vegas in September, reportedly playing strip billiards. The images of the third in line to the throne cupping himself and groping a nude girl were soon all over the net, no doubt helping him to his sixth place on the list.

Bing also revealed the top celebrity couple that were searched for and unsurprisingly Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart came out on top. Fans around the world were rocked in July when pictures of the 'Twilight' actress kissing married director Rupert Sanders, behind the back of her boyfriend of three years were published.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the most searched couple - but will they still be together for 2013 (WENN)

Speculation surrounding the shocking affair and the will they won't they few months over whether the couple would get back together,clearly had fans glued to their computers.

Check out the list in full

2012’s most searched people

1. Tulisa Contostavlos
2. Kate Middleton
3. Cheryl Cole
4. Whitney Houston
5. Justin Bieber
6. Prince Harry
7. Robert Pattinson
8. Rihanna
9. Kim Kardashian
10. Jimmy Savile

Top Celebrity searches

Celebrity couple  -  Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
Celebrity wedding - Jessica Biel’s pink wedding dress
Celebrity death - Robin Gibb death
Celebrity divorce - Katie Holmes divorce
Celebrity baby - Robbie Williams baby pics
Celebrity pregnant - Imogen Thomas pregnant

Tags : Tulisa Contostavlos, The X Factor, Kate Middleton

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