The grandmother of the girl claiming to be Ronnie Wood's girlfriend has reportedly begged her to dump the Rolling Stone, dubbing him an "old fool".

Ekaterina Ivanova's grandmother, Lyudmila Ivanova, said she was "horrified" when she learned about the romance because she disapproves of the 41-year age difference between the pair.

"To me this is pure idiocy. She should get her head screwed on," Lyudmila, 75, told the Sun newspaper.

"If Katia asked me for some advice, I'd tell her he's obviously using you to make himself believe he's still potent at his age.

"But looking at him, do you think he's got anything potent there? When I first saw him on TV, I was so horrified I nearly fell off my chair."

Wood, 61, is said to have got together with 20-year-old Ivanova in July and is now expected to divorce wife Jo.

Making a public plea to her granddaughter, Lyudmila, who lives in Kazakhstan, added: "Please don't let Wood be my new grandson-in-law. Don't marry the old fool.

"Katia will probably marry and if something goes wrong, she'll end up with money. But to me he's an ugly creature. He's simply disgusting."

05/10/2008 19:42:24