Brian McFadden has claimed that he is a household name in Australia after spending the last twelve months down under.

The former Westlife singer – who was has two kids with troubled reality TV star Kerry Katona – has been residing in the country, which is the home of his fiancée Delta Goodrem.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Brian said he had returned to Ireland so he could see his daughters.

"I had them over last weekend and they'll be coming over next weekend. It's great to spend some time with them," the singer remarked.

Of his time in Oz, he said: "I've actually spent the last year in Australia. I even had my own football TV show there. I suppose I now am a household name there, especially after the TV show and touring with Delta."

It recently emerged that Kerry Katona is planning to divorce her second husband Mark Croft.

16/03/2009 11:28:59