Australian singer Kylie Minogue has ordered corset-maker to the stars MR PEARL to help her achieve an ultra-slim 40-centimetre (16-inch) waist.

The CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD star, 36, will head off on her sensational SHOWGIRL tour wearing the $9,600 (GBP5,000) corset created by the eccentric designer, whose profile rocketed when he made Victoria Beckham's wedding corset in 1999.

An insider says, "She's already got the greatest bottom in pop, now she'll have the slenderest waist too.

"She's worn it for a few rehearsals and it makes her bum look astonishing. Heaven knows how she manages to breathe in it, let alone sing and dance."

17/03/2005 14:00