Friends have warned ex-ATOMIC KITTEN KERRY KATONA to avoid reality TV star Fran Cosgrave's advances during their Christmas holiday in Spain, because she hasn't got over her split from Brian McFadden.

Katona ended her two-year marriage with former Westlife hunk McFadden three months ago (SEP04) and briefly dated her ex-boyfriend, DAN CORSI, before deciding she wasn't ready for another relationship.

But the singer has now agreed to share the festive period with Cosgrave, who fathered her former bandmate Natasha Hamilton's child, while her estranged husband looks after their two daughters, MOLLY and LILLY-SUE.

A close friend complains, "Fran is smitten with Kerry, but she is reluctant to commit, especially after all that's gone on with Brian and Dan Corsi. I hope she stands her ground in Spain, because it'll only hurt her even more."

Her publicist Max Clifford adds, "It's Kerry's decision. The kids are going to be staying with Brian and his mum over Christmas. She needs to work through a lot of stuff. Now she's just taking every day as it comes."

20/12/2004 09:47