American comic Joan Rivers has found romance at the age of 72 - but she is keeping her lover's identity under wraps.

Although Rivers admits she can be a firebrand in relationships, she is keen to protect her new man from the public glare.

She says, "He's a poor pathetic man who doesn't know what he's got himself into.

"(We've been together) two months, which means it's early days, so I don't want to talk about it.

"I don't think it's fair to someone that new to bring them into the limelight."