British DJ Fatboy Slim has taken the blame for the media hype surrounding his public split from his radio presenter wife Zoe Ball last year (03).

The RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW star - who returned to Ball earlier this year (04) after forgiving her affair with DJ DAN PEPPE - refuses to slam the press for cutting reports of his marital strife, insisting he chose to be famous so must accept the public's interest in him.

Slim - real name NORMAN COOK - explains, "I can't really moan because it was our fault. We got ourselves into it. You live by the sword, you die by the sword.

"We set ourselves up as celebrities. We were the ones that wanted to be famous. We f**ked up in public, so you have to take the flak."

26/11/2004 09:27