Kerry Katona is looking forward to a "fresh start" with her husband George Kay.

Kerry Katona and George Kay

Kerry Katona and George Kay

The Atomic Kitten singer allowed the 35-year-old former rugby star to move back into her home, which she shares with her five kids, six weeks ago - following his arrest for an alleged assault last year.

And despite everything in their past, Kerry is feeling "giddy" about their future together.

She explained: "He's not a monster, he's one of the nicest men you can meet. He's sweet, he's funny, but we've both got fiery tempers.

"I know people will say I'm a mug, but is giving my marriage another go a crime? We want a fresh start in our marriage, and I'm giddy about that now."

The 35-year-old beauty - who has two-year-old daughter Dylan with George - feels like they have been given a second shot at their relationship and says as long as she and her children are "happy" that is all she cares about.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Kerry - who also has children Molly, 15, and Lilly-Sue, 13, with former Westlife star Brian McFadden, and Heidi, nine, and Max, eight, with ex-husband Mark Croft - said: "We're all touchy feely. I missed him so much, and now I feel like this is a whole new romance again. All that matters is that George and I and the kids are happy. Everything else is background noise."

Kerry also spoke for the first time about George's charges of assault and possession of a banned weapon, which have since been dropped and she has denied speculation that he was banned from the family home.

She explained: "There was never a restraining order, that was reported incorrectly.

"He was allowed to come and pick up DJ when he wanted. I've never felt threatened.

"I've been no angel in this either. I can get angry and mad, too."