FRASIER star Kelsey Grammer is considering recruiting a nanny from New York - because he's having great difficulty in finding a stable person to look after his child in Los Angeles.

The Virgin Islands-born actor and his wife Camille are the parents of MASON OLIVIA who will see in her second birthday on 24 October (03). And while they enjoy taking care of their tot, leaving her with a nanny in Hollywood has been a daunting task.

Grammer says, "The truth is, the nanny unit has been really unsettling for the last couple of years.

"We had hired someone to replace our latest nanny in Los Angeles just the other day because it wasn't working out. We asked her to leave because she's a little fruity to be honest. We were a little concerned about her ability to maintain the job and some kind of emotional stability."

But Grammer says his fortune changed when he flew over to New York last week (ends19SEP03), explaining, "People are a little more stable in New York, frankly. They're no-nonsense, look you in the eye, tell you what they think and actually honour their commitment.

"This woman has been magnificent - Maria is her name - and she is an extraordinary young woman. I'm gonna fly her and her entire family to Los Angeles and relocate them - and she's got a big family!"

23/09/2003 02:32