Britney Spears has sparked a new controversy about her smoking habit - after being caught puffing away on TV.

The pop superstar attempted to hide her cigarette when she realised she was being filmed as she left a New York club last night (21MAY03), but fans couldn't miss what she was holding in her hands.

Spears' publicists have refused to comment about the incident, which aired on American news shows overnight.

22/05/2003 21:15