Housewives' favourite Tom Jones received Mafia protection when he relocated from his native Wales to America.

The IT'S NOT UNUSUAL singer, who has made his home in Los Angeles, confesses he was a little nervous of the gangster offer but now enjoys the fearsome security - even though it's totally unnecessary.

He says, "My manager was half expecting someone to come forward and want something. But that didn't happen, as far as I know.

"The only thing I used to get was, 'If anyone leans on you, you call.' But nobody leaned on me, so luckily I didn't have to call.

"They were protecting me, rather than wanting anything."