Reality TV star JOHNNY LYDON has been accused of being "madly possessive" of his wife - by her ex-husband.

German singer FRANK FORSTER was married to NORA MAIER before she started dating the Sex Pistols punk rocker - formerly known as JOHNNY ROTTEN - but he is still insecure about her former marriage.

Forster says, "He (Lydon) is primitive, a caveman. He thinks of Nora as his possession.

"He won't let me near her. We have been divorced for 35 years, but even today he is just a madly jealous guy."

Forster, 70, who has remained close to Maier, adds, "I have to talk to Nora quite a bit and sometimes I get Johnny on the phone.

"Nora called me back once and said, 'Please don't talk to Johnny - he goes haywire.'

"I'm a tolerant guy and ask myself why on earth he is jealous of me."

08/02/2004 14:31