Kerry hacked

Kerry Katona
Kerry Katona

FORMER Wigan resident Kerry Katona had her phone hacked by journalists on Christmas Day.

A jury at the Old Bailey looking into the News of The World phone hacking scandal has heard that former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona was hacked by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire on many occasions, including on Christmas Day in 2005.

Just a few days after, on New Year’s Day, a story appeared in the News of the World about problems the 33-year-old was allegedly having with ex-husband Brian McFadden’s mother.

She was also hacked four times in the space of three hours before the tabloid ran stories with the headlines ‘Kerry In New Coke Shocker’ and ‘Kerry Drug Row’ on December 4 2005.

Mulcaire’s interceptions of her voicemails were repeatedly followed by stories about her in the newspaper from January to March 2006.

Kerry, who moved from her home in Haigh to Surrey a few weeks ago, is now expecting her fifth child - a son - with fiance George Kay.

She told OK! magazine: “We bth cried when we found out, it was so overwhelming. Molly, Lilly and Max all wanted a brother and Heidi wanted a sister, but they are made up.”