KERRY Katona has landed in trouble for taking her children on holiday during term time.

The singer was due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court yesterday accused of failing to make sure her daughters by Molly, 15, and Lilly, 14, attended school.

East Sussex County Council took Katona, of Crowborough, to court after she failed to pay a fine for the non-attendance at Uplands Community College of her eldest daughters by Westlife singer Brian McFadden.

Gareth Jones, representing the council said: "Her lawyer phoned and asked if the case could be put off.. She says she is planning on paying it.

"We are prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt and pay it.

"There have been some concerns about the children's attendance.

"This instance was for taking the children away for a week's holiday."

Katona, 36, is accused of taking the girls out of school from February 20 to 24.

The day before mum of five Katona was snapped at Heathrow airport having an emotional reunion with her children as she returned from the Australian leg of Atomic Kitten's reunion tour.

Katona is currently going going through a divorce from third husband George Kay.

The former I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here! champion first split from George in 2015 amid allegations of assault, but she later withdrew her statement.

Less than a year later they were back together.

Rules brought in in Spetember 2013 banned taking children on term-time holidays - but allowed schools to make exceptions to the rules in “exceptional circumstances”.

Prior to then head teachers were able to make their own judgements onwhether to permit holidays of up to ten days a year.

In April the supreme court drew a line under the legal wrangling over the idssue, after the Isle of Wight council appealed against a high court ruling last year in favour of a father who refused to pay a £120 fine after taking his daughter out of school to go on holiday.

The ban and fine were upheld, with deputy president of the supreme court Lady Hale saying: “Any educational system expects people to keep the rules. Not to do so is unfair to those obedient parents who do keep the rules, whatever the costs or inconvenience to themselves.”

Last May Brighton father Noah Myers failed in his High Court battle challenging the ban on term time holidays.