Rich in Biscuit Tin

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1. Have you ever seen a ghost?
No. I used to believe in because I thought I'd seen one, but it turnt out to be just a reflaction so I'm quite sceptical now. I'd like to see one. I don't think I'd be scared, because I don't reckon ghosts can hurt you. (thinks) Actually, I'm lying - I'd probably be really freaked out!


2. Have you ever had a saucy dream about someone famous?
Do you know what, I had one about Pamela Anderson! I don't even fancy her, but I'd be watching Baywatch that night, so she was on my mind. What happened in the dream? I can't tell you, it's unprintable! (laughs heartly) In fact, it was filthy!

3. Would you ever make a movie?
Definitely - that's what I want to go on to do. What would my ideal role? I'd like to play a real romantic type. (stares dreamily into the distance) Circumstances would stop two people to be together, but in the end love would prevail. (smiles) Yeah, I'd be the tortured lover!

4. Is pop stardom everything you thought it'd be?
I always thought it'd be really glamurous, but I was also aware there was hard work involved. People warned me that I'd get tired, but there are times when you get so run-down you fell like you can't cope and every little problem seems ten times worse. There have been times when I've been like, 'That's it, I want out!' But I don't mean it, because there are so many brilliant things as well.

5. Have you ever been in trouble with the law?
Yeah, me and some mates were caught messing about in a derelict warehouse once. The police were just concerned because it was dangerous, so we weren't taken down to the station or anything.

6. Why does the moon change shape at varous times?
It's because of the shadows, basically, and wherever the moon is in relation to the sun. I learnt that in physics at school!

7. Why does your nose run?
Well, I had a cold when we were doing a radio interview once and I was whinging about my nose running, saying, 'Why on earth does it do it?' The DJ reckoned it was because of brain fluid (?!?) But I don't know if that's true...

8. Why do all babies look the same?
I don't think they do. I saw a picture of Abs when he was a baby and he looks really similar to how he does now. My nephew looks really different to other babies as well. I think they've all got their own look. I like the smell of babies, though - they smell all... baby-like!

9. When was the last time you were in hospital?
(Leaning over and touching the table) Touch wood, I haven't been in for a long time. The longest time I've been in hospital was when I was four and had menigitis. The doctors warned my family that things didn't look good,and I had to have a lung puncture. Luckily, I made a miraculous recovery.

10. Who would you most like to interview?
I'd like to have a good old chat with Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam because I'm a big fan. I've got a lot of respect for him - I think his lyrics are cool. I'd ask what they mean, 'cos they're really deep.

11. Have you ever had any embarrassing nicknames?
I used to get called Nev and Dickie, but nothing too embarrassing

12. What's the nastiest thing you did when you were a kid?
There was this girl in my class at primary school who we all used to pick on. We used to say she had the lurgy - and if anyone spoke to her, we'd say they had it too! We didn't bully her physically, but it wasn't nice. I still feel really bad about it, but I've seen her since. We had a chat and it was fine.

13. When do you plan to get married?
Ooh, that's a good one! Ummm... I'm not planning to do it at a certain age, because I think it depends on when you meet the right person, but idealy I'd like to do it at round 28 to 32. I've got this vision of my life in ten year's time - I've got a really nice lifestyle, it's always sunny and I'm outside playing with my young kids (starts daydreaming) and my wife's there sunbathing and bringing us cold lemonade and... (gets all excited) I've thought about it a lot and I can't wait!

14. Where would you like to live when you're older?
I went to Cape Town the year before last and I loved it because there's a really nice atmosphere and it's really chilled out. There's sea, sun and loads of beautiful women! I could definitely see myself living somewhere hot by the sea - I like the idea of being able to walk along the beach with my wife or friends.

15. What was the last thing you thought about before you went to sleep last night?
Actually, I was thinking about the fact that my future wife's out there somewhere, and I don't even know who she is yet. It's like, somewhere in the world there's this girl who I'll spend the rest of my life with. She may not even know me yet, but then again, she could be a girl I met yesterday. I'm always wondering.


16. Does your face hurt from smiling so cheesily?
It doesn't hurt, but I'm starting to get laughter lines. When I'm 40, people'll look at me and say, 'He's a wrinkly git, isn't he?' But hopefully they'll also say, 'A-ha, but they're actually laughter lines, so he must have had a good life!'

17. Do you do your own shopping?
(Starts playing with the heel on his shoes) Yeah, when I get time. (shouting to his manager) Chris, the heel's comming off my boots, so I need you to go and get me some glue again! (Smash Hits: A-ha, so you don't do all your own shopping then?!) Er, well, no. But it's only because we're so busy, honest.

18. What would you most like to change about the world?
Well, obviously there are things like famines and war, but I don't think the world ever could be completely rid of them. There will always be humans inflicting nastiness on other humans. I'd like everyone to be happy, but I don't think it's possible.

19. Why do you deserve to go to heaven?
Sometimes I think I won't go to heaven, but then I think, 'I've never killed anyone, I'm a toughtful person and I love making people happy, so why not?'

20. What's the perviest item of clothing you own?
I don't own any pervy items of clothing, honest! It's just not me. It's so off-putting when blokes wear g-strings on the beach - it makes me feel ill!

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