This week I have been to interview Marti Pellow of Wet Wet Wet fame. He’s starring in Evita at Carlisle’s Sands Centre as Che Guevara. Now I don’t know about you, but I know I and many of my girlfriends had his picture on our bedroom walls. His cute smile and twinkly eyes stole many a teenager’s heart in the eighties, mine included. Sadly it’s often the case when you go to interview a pop star you’ve had any kind of crush on that they just don’t live up to expectations and prove moody, difficult and unforthcoming. Happily Marti Pellow is none of those things. I’m delighted to report he still has his twinkle and still made my heart skip a beat when he smiled. It was a real pleasure to meet him and he ranks up alongside David Essex in terms of best ever people I have interviewed.
Excuse me while I head off to dig out my collection of Wet Wet Wet albums.