IN BED WITH J
Calm yourselves and cuddle up as CG gets cosy with J from Five

Cosmo Girl...October 2001

Are you the kind of guy who needs his full eight hours kip (sleep)?
Not at all. When I was a teenager, I used to sleep loads, but since I've been in the band I hardly sleep. We travel a lot and it messes with your body clock. I probably average about two or three hours a night - hence the black circles under my eyes.

When you do actually hit the sack, what's it like?
It's just plain. Crisp white sheets, with a white duvet cover and white pillowcases.

And do you change your sheets regularly, like a good boy?
Once a week maybe, sometimes more. That's pretty good, isn't it?

Very impressive! Now, what's on your bedside table?
A lamp, a book, a glass of Ribena or fruit juice and maybe some incense. I always take off my bracelet, my watch, my ring and my eye ring at night, so they're on there too.

Ok, let's get to the important bit - what do you wear in bed?
My comfy baggy-ish bed shorts. I wear fitted boxers during the day but the ones I sleep in are baggy, so there's room to move around in, if you know what I mean!

Do you hog the bed?
I've been told that when I'm asleep, I lie on my back with my arms crossed and just stay there. It looks like I'm lying in a coffin because I have my arms folded and I don't move. That's if I'm with a girlfriend. If I'm in bed on my own, I usually curl up on my side with a pillow between my legs.

What's your big bed bug?
Black satin sheets are a no-no and so is smoking in bed. I don't smoke but, if I'm with a partner who does, then I don't let them smoke in bed. It's really dangerous - AND it makes your sheets stink.

Do you ever have breakfast in bed?
I used to. I was really lucky because my ex-girlfriend used to get great pleasure out of bringing me breakfast in bed. Sometimes it was just beans on toast but other times, she'd bring me a full cooked breakfast or a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel with coffee and fresh juice.

Do you have a bedtime routine?
I have a shower, brush my teeth and moisturize my face. I use Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream even though it's night time. I squirt on some after-shave so I smell nice and then head for bed and read a book. Or if I'm with someone, we'll maybe talk for a bit, and, who knows, perhaps we'll have a bit of nookie...

Easy tiger!