The Biscuit Tin With Sean


If you were a kangaroo, what would you keep in your pouch?
A keyboard and some money. That's it, really. That's all I need. I'd spend all me money on food. What would I eat? Anything apart from Marmite and custard.

Do you think germs will take over the planet?
Nah, if you're clean, you'll be ok. Am I quite clean? Nah, I'm dirty, me, hahaha! Of course I'm clean - but I'm untidy!

What's the nastiest thing you did when you were a kid?
[Thinks for ages] Umm…[shadily] I beat up someone. I did it a few times actually. I had quite a few fights when I was younger, but I've calmed down now! So I didn't really beat up people, I just had loads of fights. In the end, I built up the kind of reputation where people stopped bothering to fight me. I wasn't 'ard, I was just mental.

Cows moo, sheep baa, pigs oink… what do goldfish do?
They go 'baaab baaab'. They also swim around looking out at people looking in and go. 'What are you looking at?' They can't have conversations cos all they can say is 'baaab'.

If you could have one experience without fear of repercussions, what would it be?
I think I'd sit in the clouds so I couldn't see the earth. I'd love it, being away from everything. I'd like the clouds to feel all soft and mellow, and all you'd be able to hear is…silence. Do I ever feel like I need to get away? Yeah, I think everyone does. It's only work I want to get away from sometimes.

What toothpaste do you use?
[Shrugging] I ain't that bothered. Toothpaste is toothpaste. I'll use whatever's around, but I suppose Colgate is my favorite.

Describe your bedroom…
Very, very messy. It's not to be stepped in unless you know me! It's just a disaster. As far as I'm concerned, it's just somewhere to sleep when I'm not working, so I'm not that bothered. I haven't got my mum to clean it anymore, hahaha!

Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with?
[Immediately] J. No, actually, I'd like to be stuck with J - it'd be a laugh! I wouldn't like to be on my own - I'd be dead scared! If you were stuck in a lift on your own, it'd be awful, wouldn't it?

What last made you angry?
I can't remember, I'm always angry. I haven't got angry with any of the band or anything, though. [Thinks] I really can't remember the last time, so it can't have been anything too bad.

What was the last thing you thought about before you went to sleep last night?
Nothing, I just went straight to sleep. I usually think about a bird I've seen during the day, but I obviously didn't see anyone yesterday!

When was the last time you lied to get your wicked way with the opposite sex?
I don't lie to girls. I couldn't say I've got this and that just to impress them - I wouldn't feel true to myself. The way I see it, I am what I am, and if girls don't like it, I'm not bothered. Actually, sometimes I used to lie to women about me age because I like older women, but I don't have to do that anymore.

Who's the rudest celebrity you've ever met?
I'be never really come across rude celebrities, because I can't be bothered with people who aren't nice. I suppose that's good cos I've never been disappointed by anyone famous.

Why is the grass always greener on the other side?
[Wrinkling up his face] I don't know. I suppose its because you always have a vision of how something's going to be and you always think of the good things. So when the bad things happen, you're not ready for them.

Are you a lover or a fighter?
I'm a lover [Aaah, but you said you used to be a fighter!] Nah, I didn't! I was a lover, but if someone didn't love me, they'd get a kicking!

Describe your dream house…
Just homely with loads of things in there. I meet a new bird every single day, so I don't know who I'd be. I haven't met anyone I want to settle down with.

Do you do your own shopping?
[Proudly] not clothes-shopping, cos I've got a stylist nowadays. It's great - you just tell him what you're into and he turns up with it! I don't go food -shopping either. We just buy what we want for our dinner, plus things like milk and bread - that's it.

What did you want to be when you were at school?
A singer and songwriter, or a producer of soul music. I've been writing songs since I was nine, so I always knew what I wanted to do. My teachers always used to say, 'you can't just wait to that - you need to have some other career to back you up, in case it goes wrong' and I used to get quite insulted that they didn't believe I could do it. Mind you, when I was much younger, I wanted to be a professional rugby league player. Music took over in the end, though.

Have you ever been mistaken for another person?
No, but I have been told I look like other people. No one in particular, just anyone who's mixed race, has a skinhead and is in the public eye. Y'know, your Stan Collymores and that. [At this point, J chips in cheekily] Yeah, exactly - it's like any time a black guy with short hair comes on TV, someone will say, "ere, Sean, that looks like you!"

Have you ever lied about your age?
Yeah, like I said earlier. I used to lie to women about it. I also did it when I was younger if I was trying to get into clubs and stuff. But I've always looked older than I actually am, so I've never had that many problems, I'm a big boy for me age, hahaha!