Former Westlife star Brian McFadden is said to be consulting his lawyers with plans to seek custody of his two daughters, who are currently living with their mother, Kerry Katona.
Seven-year-old Molly and her sister Lily Sue, six, live with Kerry and husband Mark Croft in Cheshire, while Brian resides with fiancé Delta Goodrem (pictured) in Australia.
The 29-year-old singer, who divorced former Atomic Kitten star Kerry in 2006 after four years of marriage, "no longer feels that (his daughters) are safe with her,” says a source.
"He is talking to his fiancée Delta Goodrem and is also consulting his lawyers to see what arrangement they can come to about his kids... he no longer wants them to stay with Kerry."
His worries come just days after pictures emerged of Kerry allegedly taking drugs.
Despite living Down Under, Brian plays an big role in his children's upbringing.
Last year he refused to grant permission for the girls to appear in Kerry and Mark's reality show for MTV.
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