Movie star Brad Pitt is hunting the perfect holiday home in the heart of the Sahara desert in Africa.

The hunky actor is prepared to splash out $1.7 million (GBP1 million) on the lavish abode, and he wants it to be located in Marrakech, Morocco - fuelling speculation he is seeking a luxury lovenest where he can romance his Mr And Mrs Smith co-star and reported girlfriend Angelina Jolie away from prying eyes.

A friend says, "It is the perfect romantic hideaway - no one knows who they are there - and who would not be impressed with a few nights of passion in the Sahara?"

10/07/2005 01:58