Kerry Katona has been cleaning up her image recently, even appearing on ITV’s This Morning condemning her previous behaviour, which she openly admitted was fuelled by drugs and alcohol.

And now it seems the 31-year-old reality TV star is boosting her happier disposition through the benefits of new-found love.

The Daily Mail pictured the former Atomic Kitten singer out in London last night (February 2nd) hand-in-hand with celebrity photographer Steve Alce, whom she has been in a relationship with since the end of last year.

The star looked radiant in a short blonde pixie crop, wrap-around white coat, silver necklace and pale-toned heels.

However, despite her recent success in the love stakes, she has not been shy to voice her disapproval of a recently ended celebrity romance.

Upon hearing the news that One Direction performer Harry Styles and The X-Tra Factor host Caroline Flack had split, Katona maintained she was not surprised.

She told Now magazine: “That relationship was never going to work.

“He’s young, he’s in a boy band and he’s got the world at his feet.”

03-02-12 3 Katona glows alongside new beau in London