Irish pop heartthrob Ronan Keating has splashed out $180,000 (GBP100,000) on a car so big, he can't fit in on his estate.

The former BOYZONE singer has had to widen the entrance gates to his property near Dublin, Ireland, so the American pick-up truck can fit through.

Ronan treated himself to the FORD F-150 truck - customised by HARLEY DAVIDSON - to celebrate the release of his new single, SHE BELIEVES - which is tipped to reach number two in the British singles charts this weekend (15FEB04).

A friend says, "Ronan already has a growing collection of their motorbikes. He has always loved American cars and bikes."

12/02/2004 02:30