Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has no qualms about returning to reality Tv after fans watched him spiral out of control on his family show House Of Carters - because he likes the idea of viewers seeing the real Nick now he's drug-free.

The pop star accepts he was a mess when he made House of Carters seven years ago, but now he's in a much better space with his fiancee Lauren Kitt, and he can't wait to show the world how much he has changed on his upcoming, as-yet-untitled series.

Carter tells ABC News, "That was a train wreck show. That's what it was. There was no thought behind it. Just put a bunch of people in a house that have issues and 'let 'em explode'.

"The (new) show is based on my future marriage with my fiancee, and us basically making it - starting over again, creating a new and better life. That's what our relationship has been based off of - helping each other evolve. I think it can be very inspirational to the world out there.

"I thought about it, and who I am now, versus the person I was before, and I'm completely different. I'm almost not afraid - actually, I'm not afraid to show the world who I am now. I'm not afraid to show that I am weak at times, but I am making it. It's not easy, and it's a process, but it'll be interesting to show the world. It's gonna be cool."