ATOMIC KITTEN star Natasha Hamilton has celebrated her break from the girl band, by splashing out on a new $720,000 (GBP400,000) house in East London.

The 21 year-old singer, who recently revealed the chart-topping trio are taking a year-long break so she can spend more time with her young son JOSH, wants the pad to be a home for her, Josh and her dancer boyfriend GAVIN HATCHER - away from the bright lights and party lifestyle of the city centre.

A friend says of the house, which boasts four bedrooms, two living rooms and a large garden, "She wants a proper family home. She's had her fill of partying and wants the quiet life."

09/02/2004 03:12