A CAT belonging to Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle has taken up temporary residence in Wanstead while her famous owner performs around the globe.

Pebbles is currently being looked after by kind-hearted pensioner Pamela Eaton-Browne at her home near Wanstead High Street.

The 11-year-old Turkish swimming cat is thought to have moved in with the retired accountant last July after neighbour Alex Kadis - who works for Ms Boyle's management team - asked her to look after it.

The singer is reported to have visited Pebbles at the flat on three occasions.

Ms Eaton-Browne, who is in her 70s, said she has been shocked by the intense media interest in the cat's arrival.

She said: "I'm being constantly contacted by newspapers about this. It's been very upsetting.

"I had no idea this would cause so much fuss.

"Some of the things that have been written in the papers are rubbish. They say (Ms Boyle) dumped (Pebbles) on me, but that's simply not true.

"(The cat's) absolutely fine. She's sitting on my bed."

Ms Eaton Browne said she had turned down large sums of money from newspapers for pictures of Pebbles.

She said: "I just want to be left alone."

A neighbour of Ms Eaton-Browne, who did not want to be named, said Pebbles is in good hands.

He said: "The cat is probably as comfortable as it's ever been."

Susan Boyle, nicknamed 'SuBo' by the media, shot to fame when she first appeared on the hit TV reality show in April 2009 singing 'I Dreamed a Dream' from Les Misérables.

'Wild Horses' the first single taken from the singer's debut album 'I dreamed a Dream' became one of the biggest selling songs of 2009.