Katie Price has confirmed someone has been arrested for stealing a collection of sexually explicit photos of her.

The 35-year-old star had intimate images of her with a former lover taken from her home and police have now taken a suspect for the theft taken into custody.

In a post on her Twitter account, Katie revealed: ''Somebody has been arrested and charged about blackmailing to use these stolen pictures so a step closer to who stole them.''

The brunette beauty is pleased someone has been arrested and insists she and her husband Kieran Hayler - who married in the Bahamas in January - are not worried about the images potentially being leaked.

Katie tweeted: ''For the record im NOT worried about any sex pictures and it's NOT affecting my relationship, I'm sure ...... would be worried. (sic)''

The former glamour model was out of the UK in August as she had to give birth to son Jett Riviera via emergency Caesarean Section in a French hospital after she contracted an infection which could have harmed the baby.

As Jett was born eight weeks premature, he had to remain in hospital for after-care for several weeks and his parents stayed by his side until he was well enough to come home.

Katie - who also has 11-year-old son Harvey from her relationship with Dwight Yorke, and son Junior, eight, and daughter Princess Tiaamii, six, with her ex-husband Peter Andre - Kieran and Jett returned to Britain at the beginning of September.

Katie - who was also previously married to Alex Reid - made her name as a topless model and has posed nude for Playboy.

The busty beauty became the unwitting star of a sex tape with her ex-lover Dane Bowers when X-rated footage of the pair was stolen from their apartment in 1999.