Britney Spears may be doing a Whitney as the singer has been getting up close and personal with her new bodyguard, according to media reports.

The TOXIC singer is rumoured to have been seen out with the mystery guy on a number of occasions recently.

And it seems that just like in the famous Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner film, sparks may be flying between the star and her bodyguard, the Daily Mail reports.

Recent sightings have included the pair on a romantic dinner date, lending weight to rumours that they might be more than just employer and employee.

The singer, whose hits have included BABY ONE MORE TIME and STRONGER, has also apologised for hitting a paparazzo with her umbrella as he photographed her going in to rehab earlier this year.

She wrote on her website: "I apologise to the pap for a stunt that was done four months ago regarding an umbrella.

"I was preparing my character for a role in a movie where the husband never plays his part so they switch places accidentally.

"I take all my roles very seriously and got a little carried away. Unfortunately I didn't get the part."

06/07/2007 16:00:35