Pop beauty Lisa Scott-Lee and her singer fiance JOHNNY SHENTALL are to star in a British version of hit MTV reality show NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA.

Former STEPS singer Scott-Lee and HEAR'SAY star Shentall have sold their wedding rights to the music cable channel and will let cameras film their first year as a married couple for $450,000 (GBP250,000).

American singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey leapt to the A-list after their October 2002 wedding launched them as reality TV stars and are currently starring in the second series on Newlyweds.

An MTV source says, "It will be a British version of Newlyweds.

"Lisa and Johnny have a huge group of celebrity friends, so there'll be a great showbiz turn-out for the actual ceremony."

30/06/2004 09:32