Britney Spears is definitely pregnant, despite her insistences to the contrary, reports have claimed.

According to the News of the World the fallen pop princess is "very angry" after the news was leaked to American tabloid In Touch Weekly at the end of last month.

She said at the time that the reports of a one-night stand with a dancer called Chuck during her divorce to Kevin Federline were "fake… completely fake".

But the Sunday tabloid says that the 25-year-old is in fact coming to terms with her third pregnancy.

A source quoted by the paper said: "She's shocked because the pregnancy is the last thing she needs right now.

"She had a scan last month and only told close friends the result. Even her family were out of the loop."

The claims come after Britney temporarily lost custody of sons Sean Preston and Jayden James to estranged husband Federline.

"Brit misses her kids like hell and really wants a cute little girl, but this has happened very suddenly," the News of the World's source continued.

"She gets lonely and needs male attention, so she goes and does silly things. This is a perfect example."

02/12/2007 12:01:20