Daniel Bedingfield has been dubbed the new Tom Jones by fans in America.

Knicker-throwing fans have nicknamed the British GOTTA GET THRU THIS singer CUTE QUASIMODO after he became the pin-up for high school girls all over the states when his single IF YOU'RE NOT THE ONE stormed the charts over the pond.

A source on the Bedingfield tour whispers, "The girls over here just can't get enough of him and he needs security with him whenever he goes, just to keep them away.

"Any concert he plays has hundreds of girls down the front screaming at him and trying to rip his clothes off, if they can get near him.

"Some girls call him Cute Quasimodo, which is a bit of a harsh compliment but Dan sees the funny side."

01/06/2003 11:49