Kerry Katona says she has joined ‘Celebs Go Dating’ so she can find her children a “new daddy”, but she will not be putting her “tongue down anyone’s throat” on the programme.
The Atomic Kitten singer – who has kids Molly, 17, and Lilly-Sue, 15 with Brian McFadden; Heidi, 11, and Maxwell, 10, with Mark Croft; and Dylan-Jorge, five, with George Kay – has joked she will get her “t*ts” out on the E4 show, but will not snogs anyone on TV for fear of embarrassing her children.
Speaking to The Sun Online, she said:
“My Molly said, ‘Mum, by all means do the show but if you put your tongue down anyone’s throat I will never speak to you again.’
“Someone said to me I’d be the talk of the playground and I said, ‘I don’t give a s**t about the mums but what I do give a s**t about is what the kids will be saying to my kids in the classroom.’
“I wouldn’t do it to them. The kids have got enough stick over my past. I wouldn’t do it to them – on camera. I didn’t say I wouldn’t get my t*ts out though.
“We got Molly on the show – Lily doesn’t know as she’ll be jealous – she was on Facetime and went ‘OK mummy, go and find me a new daddy.’ “
Kerry – who has previously been married to Brian, Mark and George – admits she “started crying” at the show’s mixer party, which is held to encourage the celebs to mingle, because her past marriages had knocked her confidence.
“I’ve never done the whole dating thing, I just marry them.
“For me now my walls are so high up that I’m not letting anybody in and it doesn’t matter if they’re lovely, I get so nervous because of my previous relationships – my last few marriages.
“Honest to God when we did the first mixer I looked amazing but I got really overwhelmed. I started crying.”