Crusading rocker Bob Geldof has been branded an "angry Irishman" by his own daughter, who insists he is over-protective and volatile when it comes to her media exposure.

Peaches Geldof claims her father worries so much he has banned her from gossip magazine features and censors everything she writes.

And he won't allow her to have an agent.

Peaches says, "If I get offers from (British magazines) NOW or HEAT he won't let me do it. If I write something he always wants to read it and if he thinks it's too controversial he won't let me say it. He doesn't want me to get exploited.

"He's an angry Irishman. When he gets angry, it can be quite scary."