Rod Stewart's girlfriend Penny Lancaster is determined to secure his divorce from estranged wife RACHEL HUNTER - so she can finally wed the rocker herself, pals claim.

Lancaster is allegedly planning to meet up with Hunter while the New Zealander is in London, filming forthcoming British TV show MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL.

And Lancaster - who has been dating Stewart for five-and-a-half-years - hopes she can convince Hunter to divorce the DO YA THINK I'M SEXY? star, after five years of separation, reports British newspaper the SUNDAY MIRROR.

A source says, "Penny really wants to talk to Rachel about settling a divorce with Rod.

"She would love to marry him, but as long as he is still wed to Rachel there's no chance of that."

30/01/2005 14:14