Chantelle Houghton is launching her own dating website.

The reality TV star - who has an 11-month-old daughter, Dolly, with ex-fiance Alex Reid - is excited about the new venture, which is specifically targeted toward single parents.

She announced: ''I've got some really exciting news. I've set up a dating website specifically for single mums, So if you, or anyone you know, are a single mum (or dad!) and are looking for love, please log on.

''It's specifically for single parents. My friend is on a general dating site and she scrolls down to see if they've got kids. On my site, you know the majority of people have children. It's for men and women who either have kids or don't mind meeting someone who does.''

Chantelle - who is dating banker Nick Hogg - was inspired to launch the website, created with dating site expert Jack Knowles, after a friend urged her to try online dating.

She said in an interview with new! magazine: ''I was talking to one of my friends who's on a dating site and she said I should go on it - this was before I met Nick. I said I couldn't because that would be weird, wouldn't it? I said, 'I'd love to do my own website.' Then the opportunity came up and I was really excited.''