Lee Ryan's engagement to ATOMIC KITTEN LIZ McCLARNON floundered because the Blue hunk was terrified of commitment.

The ALL RISE singer has had an on/off relationship with McClarnon for months, but the pop pair finally went their separate ways earlier this year (03).

And Lee, 20, is happy to set the record straight over who brought their romance to an abrupt end.

Lee confesses, "When Liz and I got engaged I just s*** myself. I didn't know what to do. I just turned round and said, 'Nah, I don't want to do it,' and she turned round and said, 'Why the hell did you ask me then?'

"She's right, but I didn't want to do something I wasn't 100 per cent about. She's supposed to be seeing some bloke now - he looks like a right bod - but I still have a lot of feelings for her."

31/10/2003 14:13