Kylie Minogue's ex-boyfriend James Gooding cheated on her because he was terrified by his strong feelings for her.

The 30-year-old model-turned-photographer admits he is a control freak, and deliberately destroyed his romance with the SPINNING AROUND singer when his love for her made him feel vulnerable.

He explains, "When I got to the point of thinking, 'This person means everything to me.' I got scared.

"It was an overall sense of getting in too deep and losing control of my emotions.

"In a sense I related being in control of any area of my life to being safe.

"I ended up having a relationship with Sophie Dahl. So, yeah, I basically f**ked around with someone else.

"I'm not proud of it, but there are plenty of men who have done that."