Blonde model Rachel Hunter is to star in a British version of hit American series Sex And The City.

The New Zealand native - currently divorcing elderly rocker ROD STEWART - will fly to London later this month (JUN03) to begin filming DENIAL, based on the SARAH JESSICA PARKER-starring HBO hit.

Statuesque Rachel will play socialite GEORGIE, with WISH YOU WERE HERE star Emily Lloyd as pal JERRY.

A source says, "Rachel is thrilled to be involved with this show. It is the hottest thing to hit British TV for a while and is destined to be a huge success. There has been huge international bidding for the programme due to the popularity of Sex and the City.

"It's a major coup for Rachel to land such a big part in a British TV show."

A spokesperson for the former girlfriend of popstar ROBBIE WILLIAMS says, "There have been a lot of work offers for Rachel but Denial is the one she believes will be a great success."

03/06/2003 13:38