BLUE star Simon Webbe has cancelled his own birthday party after learning tickets to the exclusive bash were being offered to members of the public.

It was revealed in a British newspaper last week (19APR04) that party organisers THE COMPETITIVE EDGE were offering tickets to the bash at London's MEZZO restaurant and TRAP nightclub for $495 (GBP275) on the internet - telling fans they could "walk unhindered among the stars".

The furious ALL RISE star has now called off the celebrations to avoid any further embarrassment.

A source says, "Simon had been planning the bash for months and had invited loads of his showbiz pals.

"But when the papers started saying he was flogging tickets on the internet, he was dead embarrassment.

"He thought the best thing would be to postpone it."

27/04/2004 14:05