PRODIGY star LIAM HOWLETT is "so proud" of his wife Natalie Appleton's tearful determination to battle her fears in the Australian jungle.

The former ALL SAINTS singer has been irritating fellow contestants on British reality TV show I'm a celebrity... GET ME OUT OF HERE! by screaming at spiders and claiming she nearly fainted as she crossed a 60-metre (200-foot) high wire.

But her musician husband has pledged his support, saying, "She's got my support, all the way.

"I know how well she's done for the group. I'm so proud of her. I'm behind her all the way, she knows that. I love her very much."

Appleton joins a host of fading stars in the show, including former Starsky And Hutch actor Antonio Fargas, THREE DEGREES bandmember SHEILA FERGUSON and DIANA, Princess Of Wales' former butler Paul Burrell.

23/11/2004 14:04