Kerry Katona is holding-out for a massive pay-out from the News of the World, she has disclosed.
Lawyers for Mother-of-four Kerry, 32, are fighting a legal battle with News International after she discovered that she was a victim of phone hacking.
She is blaming the newspaper for STOPPING her getting clean and causing her to fall out with friends and family.
The former Atomic Kitten star Kerry is currently promoting her second autobiography I’m Still Standing, she said: “The News of The World play a big part in my book.
“A lot of people call me a publicity whore but I have been the victim of phone hacking and I am currently in a big legal battle with them right now.
“Every time I wanted to get myself clean or start a new chapter the News Of The World would leak a story that had come from hacking my phone
“I was falling out with friends and family who I thought had sold stories on me.”
“I’m honestly convinced to this day the the News of The World had a front page ready to be printed upon my death – I was on the cover of that newspaper every weekend.”
Kerry has spent over 12 years in the media spotlight, going through battles with drugs and alcohol and very public break-ups and divorces.
Speaking at a book signing in Liverpool, she called the writing process of her new book “dreadful” and “one of the hardest things to do in life”.
She added: “I found it dreadful to write if I’m honest.
“I think one of the hardest things to do in life is to look at your flaws and come to terms to the fact it’s no ones fault but your own.”
“The book goes through divorce, bankruptcy, mental health issues, custody battles – just one of those issues alone in life is so draining so to go through several all at once is hard.
“I’ve put all that to rest by doing this book and hopefully when people do read it they can maybe take something away, perhaps not what to do whilst growing up!”
Kerry is set to reunite with Liverpool-based girl band Atomic Kitten and said she feels like she has come “full circle”.
The Warrington-born mum looked slim and healthy as she signed copies of her book, and gushed about the reunion.
She said: “It’s great to be in Merseyside, Liverpool’s the home of the Kittens and I used to live here so it’s always good be back.
“I’m excited to reform with the girls, I feel like I’ve done full circle. At the moment we’ve done a photo shoot and we start filming in January – that’s all I know.”
Queen of the Jungle Kerry also talked with fondness over her time on I’m A Celebrity… and her desire to return to the show.
“I would absolutely love to go back in, I really think they should a ‘Best of..’ version where all the Kings and Queens go back in”, she said.
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