The Sun: Nat’s the way for Britney

BRITNEY SPEARS has personally asked NATASHA BEDINGFIELD to write songs for her.

She got in touch because she was so impressed with Natasha’s debut album Unwritten, which went straight to No1 here. Natasha wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the CD.

A pal told me: “Britney is starting to think about her next album. She has approached a number of people to submit songs and Natasha was high on the list of those she’s keen to work with.

"Britney is constantly looking for more grown-up pop and that is exactly what Natasha manages.”

It is also a brilliant chance for Natasha to raise her profile in America.