Alex Reid says his wife Katie Price likes him to be "needy".

The cage-fighter - who tied the knot with the glamour model in Las Vegas in February - has a strong desire to be liked but insists the glamour model is happy to stroke his ego.

Alex - who was crowned the winner of UK reality TV show 'Celebrity Big Brother' this year - told TV programme 'This Morning': "It's human nature, we want to be liked, I'm needy I want to know I am liked. Everybody likes to be liked. That's the dichotomy in me. But it's getting less, I know the people I love, love me."

When asked by presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby what Katie thought of his needy personality, he replied: "She needs me to be needy for her. We're really into each other."

Alex insists he has never been happier than since meeting 31-year-old Katie and has revealed his family lover her as much as he does.

He explained: "My family absolutely love her, they can't get enough of her. Our families our both very similar, which is great."

The 34-year-old hunk also revealed his martial arts help him deal with the pressures of fame and the attention being married to Katie brings.

He said: "A lot has happened in the last few months but I'm strong and thick-skinned and my martial arts keep me calm and centred."