An advert featuring Britney Spears writhing naked with a hunky male model to promote her CURIOUS perfume has been stamped with a restricted rating by British watchdogs.

The 30-second commercial shows the TOXIC singer alone in a hotel room fantasising about the man in the next room. The action then quickly cuts to a steamy love scene between the two, with viewers unsure if it's really happening or simply in Britney's imagination.

However, the advert can't be shown before 7.30pm on British TV after the BROADCAST ADVERTISING CLEARANCE CENTRE decided its content is too strong for younger viewers.

It will be debuted during British network ITV's recorded coverage of the Brit Awards tomorrow night (10FEB05).

09/02/2005 17:42