Kelly Osbourne has slammed her ex-boyfriend BERT McCRACKEN - likening him to the devil.

The pop singer endured a torrid relationship with The Used frontman, before he publicly dumped her on Valentine's Day (14FEB03) - and now Kelly says she never wants to see him again.

She explains to Britain's HEAT magazine, "When I was dating Bert, we were like two best friends, and we ended up doing everything together and it was so much fun. It was a really good time.

"And this has been such a horrible year for me that I sometimes thought I'd like to go back to that and be with Bert, but then I suddenly realised that's not what I wanted.

"I don't even know him as a person. And more than that, I don't even like him. It's like they say that you don't know the devil but you know he's evil, I know what that means - I don't know Bert but I know that I don't ever want to see him again.

"He's just a miserable little person and I feel sorry for him but I can never picture myself being friends with him.

"He wanted to get back together, then he said he wanted to be friends. He always comes up to me if he sees me out with friends, but he's just such a f***ed-up person - I can't deal with it anymore."

03/12/2003 21:16