Former SEX AND THE CITY star Kim Cattrall is finding it impossible to enjoy dating - as all her prospective beaus are really interested in her sex-mad alter-ego Samantha Jones.

The 47-year-old actress - who split from third husband MARK LEVINSON last year (03) - has spent the past few months trying to find a suitable long-term partner, and now fears her incredible fame could leave her lonely.

Cattrall laments, "I've just got used to sleeping alone again. It took me a while to start lying in the middle of the bed. I was still sleeping on one side. Blind dates are impossible for me now.

"They're not blind anymore because the other person knows exactly who I am. They will be talking to me but they'll have images of Samantha running through their mind!"

15/06/2004 13:35