British pop star Daniel Bedingfield is so terrified of two female stalkers, he' s stepped up his security - and is even planning to take out a restraining order on one of them.

The singer became concerned after spotting the same two women everywhere he performed - but freaked out after one of them got hold of his mobile phone number and began calling him at all times of the day and night.

A friend says, "Daniel loves meeting fans and knows that getting recognised is part of the job.

"But it felt scary when the same two women were turning up outside hotels venues and TV studios.

"It got a touch too obsessive. He started getting calls on his mobile and had to change the number.

"Daniel talked to people about taking a restraining order out - but for the time being he's decided to bolster his personal security."

21/07/2003 02:29