WESTLIFE star Kian Egan has slammed glamour model Jodie Marsh for spreading reports of a romance between the pair - because he's dating a different JODI.

The UNBREAKABLE singer has been linked to British babe Marsh in recent months - but Egan claims the whole affair has been fabricated by Marsh to promote her own profile.

He rants, "I was very annoyed about stories of me with this Page Three girl. There was nothing in it. It's sad that she is trying to further her career that way."

Egan is particularly annoyed as he's just started dating long-term friend, Jodi Albert, who stars in British TV soap Hollyoaks.

He says, "We've been good friends for years and now we've started dating. We know each other well and I know she's not interested in me because I'm in Westlife.

"And when something like this happens it's really nice. I've only been out with her three or four times officially on a date. It's too early to say we're in love, but who knows where it'll go."

23/06/2003 13:54