British actress Anna Friel ditched former friend Kate Moss after British tabloids published pictures of the supermodel taking cocaine - in a bid to avoid tarnishing her own career.

The LAND GIRLS star quickly realised her reputation was too important to risk continuing their friendship and immediately severed all ties with the supermodel.

Friel says, "When I moved to New York for a year my priorities changed.

"I lost touch with a lot of people in London.

"When I came back things were different and the tabloids were full of tales of drinks, drugs and partying. I didn't want to be guilty by association. I just thought, 'I don't know if I want to do that anymore.'

"I started to focus on my career. I love my job so much I don't want to ruin it by having a reputation."