Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are planning to appear in a reality TV show to prove to the world their family is "normal".

The Hollywood star has reportedly been filming his wife and their four-year-old daughter Suri and intends to use the footage to show the world what life is really like in the Cruise household in a series inspired by 'The Osbournes'.

Tom is particular keen to show that his family's lifestyle is not weird just because they follow controversial sci-fi faith Scientology.

A source close to the couple told Britain's Grazia magazine: "They want to portray themselves as a normal family who do normal things. They are aware that Katie is being perceived as 'brainwashed' and they want to change that."

The 48-year-old actor got the idea to start filming Katie, 31, and Suri after making several online clips with Cameron Diaz to promote their new film 'Knight and Day'.

Tom initially wanted to release his footage as mini-clips on the internet for his loyal fans but he has now received multiple offers to turn the videos into a full series.

A source said: "His interest began when he made spoof films with Cameron to promote 'Knight and Day'. He's been filming Kate and other aspects of their life for the past month. The original impetus was that he would select a few personal clips to show fans, but word has got out through his agents (CAA) and he is currently fielding offers from entertainment companies. Tom is now deliberating what to do with his footage. No deal has been struck yet."

However, Tom - who married Katie in November 2006 - is insisting on having complete control of the footage and the final say on what is aired.

A source said: "Tom places a premium on control, so he's reluctant to commit to doing a reality TV show unless he's 100 per cent it will reflect him and Katie in the best possible light."