Katie Price has a new pet - a cat called "Nigel".

The sexy star has welcomed the furless feline, a Sphinx breed famous for being bald, into her home and although the unusual pussy can "smell a bit" she thinks he is "really cute".

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He's probably the ugliest animal in the world but he's my ugly animal and I love him.

"His name's Nigel and I got him from my friend who lives in Spain. Nigel's totally bald, which means you can see and feel him sweating when he's hot, and he can smell a bit. But he's quite cute, really, and very cuddly."

The 33-year-old beauty - who this week released her own magazine, entitled Katie - has also posted a photograph of her cuddling the odd moggy on her twitter page.

She wrote: "My new baby is called Nigel."

It has been a busy week for Katie as her youngest child, daughter Princess Tiaamii, started school.

The former glamour model - who is dating Argentinean model Leandro Penna - tweeted yesterday (06.09.11): "Wow all my babies at school now! princess first day miss not having her in the day already boo hooo (sic)"

As well as Princess, Katie also has two sons, six-year-old Junior with her ex-husband Peter Andre, and nine-year-old Harvey from her relationship with retired soccer player Dwight Yorke.