Alex Reid is going to become a vegetarian for his pet pig.

The cage-fighter is so smitten with his new micro-pig Bingle - who was given to him and Katie Price as a gift at their recent wedding blessing - he is considering giving up meat because he now feels "guilty" eating it.

He explained: "I am very attached to Bingle and have even given up eating pork because it was making me feel so guilty.

"I might even go the whole hog and turn vegetarian. Ha ha!

"Bingle has made me appreciate pigs more - they are so intelligent.

"Two of our friends bought him for us as a wedding present - they are the trendy thing to own now."

Although Alex says Bingle has settled into the household well, he admits Katie is jealous of the attention he gets from the sweet swine.

He added in his column for Britain's Star magazine: "I wasn't sure in the beginning, but now I go into the house and call him and he runs to me. Kate's been getting jealous because he prefers me!"

Bingle isn't the only new addition to the couple's household. They have also bought cats for Katie's three children, Harvey, eight, Junior, five, and three-year-old Princess Tiaamii.

Alex said: "We also got three new kittens for the kids. They are Superman - he is Junior's, Cuddles - who is Harvey's and Cupcake - unsurprisingly named by Princess!"