Britney Spears came up with an original excuse when asked whether she did really drop diet pills from her bag - the singer denied that she even owns a bag.

The BOYS star was pictured picking up what appeared to be a packet of ZANTREX-3 diet supplement pills after dropping them from her bag at HEATHROW airport, London on Tuesday (02SEP03).

However, when Britney was asked about the reports on British breakfast TV show GMTV yesterday (04SEP03), she appeared stunned - bizarrely insisting she couldn't have dropped the pills, as she didn't even have a bag.

She answered, "Are you serious? I don't even have a bag. That's, like, that's so funny," before mumbling after being asked whether the reports were false, "Yeah, yeah."

A spokesperson for Britney later stated, "It was probably just a misunderstanding. Of course Britney owns a bag - she owns hundreds of them. I expect there was just a communication problem between her and the interviewer."

However, a spokesperson for GMTV, who claimed Britney's entourage swiftly ended the interview after the question, says, "Britney looked stunned and embarrassed when the question arose, I don't think she'd been expecting it at all."

05/09/2003 13:46