Pop beauty Liz Mcclarnon is finding it difficult coming to terms with having her private life scrutinised in the press - and blames the constant coverage for ending her relationship with Blue bad boy Lee Ryan.

The ATOMIC KITTEN singer admits such coverage is to be expected as a celebrity, but thinks the attention can go too far.

She says, "Who cares that I was sitting in a Thai restaurant holding Lee's hand a little while ago? How will it help someone to know that?

"When we were going out, it was cool for people to know but that's the point in saying, 'Oh and they were here together, and they were there together,' blah de blah?

"I think that's pretty much why we left it, because it just gets so messy."

01/09/2003 17:17