Irish hunk Brian McFadden is house-hunting in Australia so he can spend more time with new love DELTA GOODREM - to escape the scathing local media.

The former WESTLIFE singer's popularity has plummeted since his stormy split with wife Kerry Katona, forcing him to sell the home they shared in Dublin, Ireland.

The 24-year-old says, "I am looking at the possibility of living here. I sold my home in Ireland and haven't had a day off to go look for a house anywhere in the world.

"I don't think I'd live in Ireland anymore because of the media. Australia? I could - and the reason would be to be close to Delta."

09/03/2005 14:37