Teen soprano Charlotte Church is being blackmailed by a member of the public hoping to end her new relationship with Welsh rugby hero GAVIN HENSON.

The VOICE OF AN ANGEL star, 19, was photographed innocently kissing her ex-boyfriend KYLE JOHNSON in her native Cardiff last week (ends24JUN05).

Church claims the photographer tried to demand $27,000 (GBP15,000) from the singer so he wouldn't show Henson the images.

She fumes, "Someone who had taken the pictures tried to blackmail me. There was nothing in the pictures so I told him to stuff it."

Henson and Church have been dating since March (05).

27/06/2005 08:50