Pop star Anne-Marie wants new career as private detective to catch love rats

ANNE-MARIE leads a glittering pop star life, complete with ­ big bank balance, showbiz pals, a string of huge hits and millions of adoring fans.

But the Don’t Play singer has got her sights set on a new career as a private detective after admitting she is obsessed with catching love rats.

In an exclusive chat, Anne-Marie — who is back today with second album Therapy featuring collaborations with some of the UK’s biggest stars, including Little Mix and Niall Horan — ­confessed: “I just always want to catch people out. My whole life I have wanted to be a private detective.

“Honestly, it is my dream job to catch people out who are cheating. I want my secondary job to be this. Writing a song about someone that isn’t treating you right is another one of my favourite things to talk about. And I like getting people back for things they have done wrong to me.”

Anne-Marie’s ability to sniff out infidelity inspired tracks X2 and Tell Your Girlfriend from her new record, the ­follow-up to 2018 debut Speak Your Mind.

And getting payback on an ex also led latest single Kiss My (Uh Oh) with Little Mix. The shoot for the video was cancelled last month due to the pandemic but Anne-Marie confirmed she had now finished it with Leigh-Anne Pinnock and ­Perrie Edwards — both of whom are pregnant — and Jade Thirlwall.

Anne-Marie said: it was so inspiring watching those girls work, especially with two of them being pregnant. If I was them I’d be at home ­eating banoffee pie.”

And now she has her sights set on working with Jesy Nelson, after she quit the group in December.

Anne-Marie added: “I love Jesy, she is a really lovely girl. I haven’t seen her in a while now but I am so excited to hear her new music.”

With this record already jam-packed with bangers, it looks like the third will be off to a flier too.

Tread the boards

SHE appeared on stage in Blood Brothers in 2009 and Jesus Christ Superstar three years later, but is Mel C is hankering to tread the boards once again?

The Spice Girls singer wore this red dress to The Best Of The West End concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday night, which was raising money for Acting For Others, a charity offering emotional and financial support to theatre workers.

But Mel looked so excited to be there I wouldn’t be surprised if another stint on stage isn’t far off.

Before the show – which featured a series of West End names performing show tunes – she was spotted backstage catching up with celebs including Michelle Heaton and Jessica Pietersen from Liberty X.

Given how successful the 2019 Spice World tour was, they could do with Mel’s advice on how to launch a proper reunion.

Round two

NEXT year will mark a decade since the final album from Scissor Sisters, but now frontman Jake Shears is ready to return for round two.

He told NME: “I really want to make another Scissors record – I don’t know when that’s gonna be. I feel like I’m making the music [now] that I would be making if Scissor Sisters were still together.

“I think everybody would need to want to do it. I don’t wanna twist anybody’s arm – that would just be no fun.”

But he ruled out the possibility of a reunion tour just for nostalgia, as he doesn’t want to only be performing their old songs like Take Your Mama or I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’.

He said: “I don’t think I would be into that. I would want to make new music.”

'Weird feeling' to Ghett prize nod

GRIME star Ghettshas been rapping for 20 years and has finally been recognised with a Mercury Prize nod.

He is one of 12 artists shortlisted for Album of the Year. Celeste, Wolf Alice and Arlo Parks are in the running too.

Ghetts told Bizarre: “I can’t believe it but also I feel like I deserve it. It’s a weird combination of emotions.

“Management rung me, they were stalling on the phone so I knew it was big. I was thinking, ‘Either I’ve f***ed up or they’ve got some great news for me’.”

His LP Conflict Of Interest features collaborations with Dave, Stormzy, Skepta and Ed Sheeran. Ghetts added: “All of those people just love the art. I had great relationships with them throughout the years. Ed sent his verse back the quickest out of everyone and that’s the biggest artist in the world.

“Everyone knows I love the music. Forget the bulls and the politics, I love music.”

Ed lent his voice to the track 10,000 Tears a decade after Ghetts featured on Ed’s 2011 song Drown Me Out. Also up for the gong is Northern Irish singer Hannah Peel.

It could have all been very different for Hannah, who initially didn’t want to release her album Fir Wave.

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She said: “The record wasn’t intended for release. It was written as a library record – for media, TV and film. But a lot of people said it was a really good album, so I reworked it and got a couple of tracks a bit more ‘radio’ to release it.”

Laura Mvula completes a hat-trick of Mercury nominations with her third studio album Pink Noise, though she has yet to win. She said: “It feels great and it feels familiar. This is a natural high.”

Eccentric rapper Berwyn, nominated for debut record Demotape/Vega, said: “I’m not gonna win. If I win, I’ll blag it. Psychologically, I’m like, ‘I know I’m not going to win’ – to avoid disappointment. But when I hear £25,000 is involved, I’m like, ‘OK, maybe I do want to win!’”

Rounding out the nominations are Mogwai; Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders with the London Symphony Orchestra; Nubya Garcia; Sault; and Black Country, New Road.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on September 9. May the best album win.

'It's awful'

GORDON Ramsay’s daughter Holly has slammed celebs who promote weight-loss teas, claiming they don’t work and left her glued to the loo. The influencer said she tried them as a teen due to relentless pressure on social media to look a certain way, but was horrified after drinking them.

She recalled: “I remember being like 16 and drinking those weight-loss teas and I was in so much pain. I had really bad cramps and I was on the toilet for days. And people still plug these on social media.”

Speaking on her 21 & Over podcast, she added: “It’s just really something I do not understand. Deep down they must know that they don’t even use it themselves. No one uses it. It’s awful, I do not recommend.”

Khloe Kardashian and Cardi B have previously been called out for plugging the dodgy drinks on Instagram.

I never had any interest in them, but now I’ll definitely steer clear.

Michaela goes global

MICHAELA Coel showed her incredible talent in last year’s gritty BBC series I May Destroy You and now she’s going global – landing a role in one of the most highly-anticipated films in years.

The actress, writer and producer has been cast in the Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever and is believed to have jetted out to Atlanta, where shooting for the superhero flick started last month.

The 2018 original won six Oscars and made almost £1billion at the box office, making it the 12th highest grossing movie ever.

We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.

The sequel is due for release next July and will also star Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya and Lupita Nyong'o.

However, Chadwick Boseman, who played the lead role, tragically died from cancer aged 43 last August.

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said: “We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.”

Big releases

AS well as Anne-Marie, there are ­several other big releases that have me feeling ­positive about new music after the pandemic stalled new tunes.

Mercury Prize winner Dave, has put out his second record, We’re All Alone In This Together, while Kanye West, has dropped record Donda.

There are plenty of collabs on both, with Dave working with Stormzy, JamesBlake and Wizkid.

Kanye was changing his tracklist up until the last minute, but expect to hear Future, Travis Scott and Lil Baby. Camilla Cabello is also back with her ­single Don’t Go Yet, while Li Nas X has released track Industry Baby.

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