Britain's DUCHESS OF YORK is still hopeful of a little loving from a new man in her life - although her international fame makes any relationship difficult.

Frumpy Sarah Ferguson, known as FERGIE - who divorced PRINCE ANDREW in 1996 - is wary of dating again because of the risk her fame poses in scaring suitors away.

Fergie, 43, says, "It's a brave man that would take on this bouncy ball of energy.

"Anybody who was photographed with me would have their privacy invaded, and not many people want their face on the front page of newspapers.

"But we'll see. There may be someone who might just pick up the gauntlet."

19/06/2003 17:06