Lets Talk About Love

September 98

Have any of your ex girlfriends ever kissed and told?
(Humorously) A few of them have kissed a toad -ie me- but they've never kissed and told. [This interview was done right before Averil sold their story for £10,000] (He jokes rudely on this theme while the other 5ivers fall about!)

J, we've heard you reckon you can smell a beatiful girl from 20 paces. So what do they smell like, then?
They just smell really natural and fresh... and sexy!

J, why do you keep touching your bits when you're performing on stage?
(Laughing hysterically) This is just something I've done from day one and it's just, my hand, just (laughing again)... I don't know, I just find my hand there. We've had it so bad on TV shows that they've come up to our managers and said, "Is there any chance you can ask J to sop putting his hand there? This is a kids show and if he keeps putting his hand there we can't do it." (Laughing and blushing) I have to consciously think about not doing it for the whole three-and-a-half minutes!

Have you ever had a one-night stand?

I've only had one in my life I'm just not that way inclined. Looking back, I'm glad I did it 'cos you have to try everything. But for about a week afterwards, I just kept thinking, 'I can't believe I did that.' I was disgusted with myself.

Did you have a high school sweetheart?
I was in a relationship for four years all the way through school, from when I was 14 to 18. She was in the year below me and it's the only time I've been out with someone younger than me!

Would you ever fight for a girl?
Yeah, I have done, it's sad, but I have. Somebody was making a move on my girlfriend that I'd been out with for years. We went out and she was on the dance floor with her friends. I could see him hassling her and she kept saying, 'I've got a boyfriend and he's here', and he kept saying, 'What he doesn't know won't hurt him.' So I went over gave him a slap.

What does love feel like?
Love's just... (going all misty-eyed) it makes you feel complete. It's like a hole ha been filled in and everything's good - for a while, anyway. It's wicked, full stop.

Most bands lie about girlfriends. Are you going to do that too?
I have been dating a danish girl for a few months now.

2000

In the Invincible credits you say to a person called M they are your angel and you love them. Is M your girlfriend?
It certainly isn't. It's a private thing I said to somebody. I put the credit in for them 'cos they've done a lot for me. But no, it is in no way, shape or form somebody I'm in kind of relationship with. It's a special person and no, I don't want to reveal their identity