Gabriella Cilmi has a worldwide hit with single Sweet About Me

How’s your bedroom decorated?
I live in a loft. It’s pretty plain, just filled with pictures of my heroes, Elvis and Jim Morrison.

There are lots of Mexican scarves everywhere and books scattered about. It’s kinda messy to be honest and not that special, but it’s home and I love it.

Which 4 celebs would you like to invite for a sleepover?
Prince Harry, cos he’s so cute, Hugh Grant, because that guy seriously cracks me up, Dolly Parton, 'cos I find her hysterical.

I love that line she once said: ‘It takes a lot of money to look this cheap!’ – and the Kings of Leon so we could have a jam session in my room.

Who was your first crush?
Tom DeLonge from Blink 182 or Leonardo DiCaprio circa Romeo & Juliet.

What would be on the menu for a romantic dinner for 2?
Spaghetti, so we could eat it like that scene from Lady And The Tramp! And dark chocolate would definitely have to figure somewhere.

Who’s your ideal man?

He would have to look like a young Robert Downey Jr and be funny like Jim Carrey.

When was the last time you said 'I love you’ and who was it to?
I said it to my mum and my brother on the phone yesterday.

You know it’s love when…

When DO you know it’s love?!

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done/had done for you?
Someone bought me a bunch of flowers once, which was nice… Oh and someone made me a CD of all my favourite songs, I loved that!

What’s the best chat-up line you’ve ever heard?
I can’t remember exactly what it was, but it was said by James Corden. He used it on Lily Allen and practised it on Germaine Greer when we appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks together.

Would you ever date a fan?
Never say never, but probably not.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
No. But I do believe in lust at first sight!

Describe your ideal night in…
Watching DVDs - probably something directed by Sofia Coppola – with my cat Nena.

What books would we find on your bedside table?
A whole bunch of stuff. Definitely Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice, I love that book and have read it like 1000 times! At the moment I’m reading Playing With The Grown-Ups by Sophie Dahl.

Who would you love to have a passionate fling with – and who would be ideal marriage material?
I would love to have a passionate fling with the rapper Lupe Fiasco – he is HOT! And marry… Oh, there’s a presenter called Matt I’ve just done an interview with him and he’s hilarious!

Has anyone ever proposed to you?
No, it hasn’t happened to me yet.

What keeps you awake at night?
Jet lag.

Which is more enjoyable: food or sex?
Food. I don’t think you can beat a bar of Green & Black’s dark chocolate…

Are you a soppy romantic at heart?
No, I don’t think so. I had this dream once that this guy I was seeing sent me love letters and it totally put me off him.

How would you describe yourself in a lonely hearts ad?
I would never do that.

Who would be your nightmare dinner date?
That guy from Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Simon Amstell. I’d like to knee him where the sun doesn’t shine!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Dark chocolate.

What’s the most sensual food you could feed a partner?

Again it would have to be dark chocolate!

Would you ever pose naked? What’s your price?
Maybe when I was all old and wrinkly, just to scare people.

If you could be a fly on the wall in another celebrity’s bedroom, whose would it be?

Johnny Depp’s.

If you could have a huge fantasy wedding, what theme would you choose for it?
I’d like it to be set in the Middle Ages. I’m obsessed with things from that era. I’d love everyone to be riding around on horses with swords and shields and stuff – now, that would be cool!

Where would you spend a lost weekend?

On a beach in Israel. Not many people realise, but the beaches there are so beautiful.

Love, fame or money?
Love.

Is there anything you wouldn’t do for love?
Sell my soul.

Gabriella Cilmi
's special edition album Lessons To Be Learned out on 10 November along with new single Sanctuary

 

Karen Cross