Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kerry Comes Clean Kerry Comes Clean Great Survivor Kerry Comes Clean

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kerry Comes Clean Kerry Comes Clean Great Survivor Kerry Comes Clean

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KERRY Katona is one of those celebrities who (annoyingly for some) is famous for being famous.

The Warrington born expop star and former winner of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has been tabloid fodder for more than a decade, her torrid love life, drug abuse, bi-polar, rehab and cosmetic surgery reported in minute detail.

On one hand Katona, 32, says she's never happier than being a stay-at-home mum with her four kids, yet a day after our interview, she is pictured in a skimpy minidress and mile-high heels at a wellknown magazine's party. She claims, though, that she hasn't always sought publicity.

"A lot of people think, Kerry Katona, publicity whore, she'll do anything. Most of the stories which contained my addiction, my bankruptcy, the cheating, I didn't want those on the front pages."

Despite her claims, she's recently brought out her second autobiography, Still Standing, six years after her first book, Too Much, Too Young, charted her traumatic childhood, and descent into drugs after the break-up of her marriage to Westlife singer Brian McFadden.

The latest instalment reveals her disastrous second marriage to cabbie Mark Croft, her battle to quit drugs and experiences in reality TV.

Croft, her battle to quit drugs and experiences in reality TV.

years," she says. "After all I've been through it's my time to "I've been clean for three years," she says. "After all I've been through it's my time to get everything across."

" In the book, she admits that" In the book, she admits that she took cocaine while her daughters Molly and Lilly (by McFadden) were in the house.

daughters Molly and Lilly (by McFadden) were in the house.

about anything until I did the documentary Kerry Katona: "They didn't have a clue about anything until I did the documentary Kerry Katona: The Next Chapter and I let them watch the show.

"Cocaine became my best "Cocaine became my best friend, helped with the grieving process of my first divorce and then when I met Mark it went out of hand. …

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