Kerry Katona "can't cope" as her children have started to move out.

The 43-year-old star - who was initially married to Westlife singer Brian McFadden from 2002 until 2006 and has Molly, 22, and 21-year-old Lilly-Sue with him but went on to have Heidi, 17, and Max, 16, with second husband Mark Croft and also has nine-year-old daughter DJ with the late George Kay - is preparing to send her third child off to university, whilst her second is making plans to make like her older sister and move to Ireland to be with her dad's side of the family.

Writing in her OK! Magazine column, she said: "Heidi and I are going to have a little date night in London this week as I’m doing some work there and I’m taking her along. We have such a laugh together – she’s my golden child.

"She’s moving to Liverpool to go to a performing arts school in the summer once she finishes her GCSEs and I’m really going to miss her. I can’t cope!

"She hates to admit it, but Heidi is definitely a mummy’s girl, so she’ll miss me too. Soon I’m only going to have Max and DJ at home, who will still be at each other’s throats…

"Lilly is looking for a fresh start so has decided she’s going to move over to Ireland to live with her grandparents on her dad’s side. I think it’s a good thing because she’s 21 so it’ll be nice for her to stand on her own two feet, she rules the roost at our house!"

The former Atomic Kitten singer is now engaged to fitness instructor Ryan Mahoney, 35, and recently explained that while they had considered moving to the Spanish city of Marbella, they are now looking to stay in the UK and move to a smaller house.

She said: "It’s no secret that Ryan and I have been thinking of uprooting to Marbella for a while, but now we’re undecided. We have read that there’s been a couple of shootings in that area and we’re just not sure if it’s the best place for our family to move to.

"Now, the plan is to stay in England and we’ve been viewing houses already – but we’d definitely like to downsize, as Heidi will be going to college soon, so it’ll just be Max, DJ, Ryan and I. A new home is on the horizon – but we won’t need as many rooms!"