Atomic Kitten babe Liz Mcclarnon is putting an emotionally turbulent year behind her by treating her family to a luxury yacht trip.

THE TIDE IS HIGH singer, 22, has endured a difficult 12 months after loosing her step-father in a car crash last May (02), and seeing relationships with BLUE singer Lee Ryan, Westlife hunk Kian Egan and male model Calum Best all flounder.

So generous Liz bid $8,000 (GBP5,000) for a yacht trip to St Tropez, France at a recent auction, and says, "It's for mum's 50th next June (04), but I'll pay for all the rest of the family to come too.

"Mum doesn't like me spending money on her. But when they mentioned the trip, she went, 'Ooh!' and I thought, 'I'll get that for her.'"

Proud mum JAN adds of her successful daughter, "Everyone sees her on the TV looking glam. But when she comes home she's just like any other daughter."

30/06/2003 13:50