Former NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK singer Jordan Knight credits Madonna with giving him the confidence to make a comeback - because she's proved age is no barrier in the pop industry.

The 1990s star - who recently tasted fame again by appearing in US reality TV show THE SURREAL LIFE - is desperate to launch a solo career, and refuses to view his 34 years as an obstacle.

He says, "Look at Madonna. She's in her forties and she's still making good music. It's a tough industry, but I've done it before and I'll do it again."

27/04/2005 17:29