Teen soprano Charlotte Church has flaunted boyfriend KYLE JOHNSON in front of JUSTIN HAWKINS - after the DARKNESS frontman viscously denounced her.

The 18-year-old Welsh singer was publicly humiliated at London's IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS last night (27MAY04) when the I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE rocker angrily denied reports he finds her attractive.

Hawkins blasted, "If I wanted to f**k a proper star then I would f**k a proper star. I wouldn't even recognise her."

But Church quickly retaliated, saying she'd never date someone like Hawkins - especially when she's seeing hunky Johnson.

She explains, "Oh no, I don't think so. I mean, would you? Anyway, I've already got a man. He's gorgeous. And he goes to the gym every day."

28/05/2004 14:02