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STAR TURNS: Dial M for... Natalie Appleton.

Byline: Interview by Nina Myskow

Ex-All Saints Natalie and Nicole are now going it alone with sister act Appleton. Nat's 18 months older than Nic and is married to The Prodigy's Liam Howlett while little sis is luvved up with Liam Gallagher. Confused? We called Nat up to get a few things straight.

Us: What time did you get up?

Natalie: Ten past eight. My two chihuahuas woke me up. I'm definitely not a morning person. I'm not a very good sleeper, either, especially since I hurt my wrist and have to wear a plaster.

Us: Who was the first person you talked to?

Natalie: Parker from our office. Liam is working at the studio at our house in Essex, where we go to get away from it all. We've been together three years. We met at an All Saints gig. I saw him through the crowd. We had a mutual friend, and I said, `Put in a good word for me.' Spotted him. Grabbed him! Had to, he's amazing.

Us: Where are you right now?

Natalie: Lying on my couch at home in North London. It's got stone walls and dark wood floors with a nice little garden. It's quite small, just a great London base. I was watching Judge Judy with the dogs on me and I just went into the deepest sleep.

Us: When were you last drunk?

Natalie: The night I injured my wrist. I was drinking shots in Liverpool. I only had three, and me and Liam G were wrestling, and I fell. I went to get up again, and put my hand right through a champagne glass. Nic said, `Blood on your arm, look!' That was it. Emergency room. God, it's so rock 'n' roll, isn't it?

Us: What are you wearing?

Natalie: A robe - white with black spots, like 101 Dalmatians. I have to be comfy - I'm a jeans person. I like wearing jeans and a sexy top. That's me. Dark-red toenails, not on my fingernails, though, because of the injury.

Us: What's the most recent domestic thing you've done?

Natalie: Unloaded the dishwasher with one hand. And I really love ironing. I do! I find it therapeutic. I'm not tidy, no. I'm clean but I'm messy. I live with mess. Piles of magazines, piles of videos. Clothes everywhere.

Us: When did you last have a good snog?

Natalie: Sometime last week. Liam has got the most beautiful personality and soul. He's got green eyes, a chiselled jaw, and a lovely body. He's just a beautiful person. He makes me feel so happy, I'm a very lucky girl. He means the world to me. If anyone talks about him, I go all silly.

Us: When did you last cry?

Natalie: A couple of days ago when me and my sister were having a heart- to-heart. I am quite emotional, I cry when I watch reunions on TV, people getting back together - `Woo!'

Us: What are you going to do when you hang up?

Natalie: Lie down again and have another little nap. I suppose it's the medication I'm on for my wrist. I'm in such a good place now. I really don't worry about things like I used to. I'm just so happy - I've got the best husband, life is great.

Appleton's new single Everything Eventually is out on Monday. They're performing at T In The Park tomorrow

M's quickies

Us: Describe yourself in no more than five words.

Natalie: Generous, caring, impatient, driven, determined.

Us: Which part of your body do you most dislike/like?

Natalie: As every woman I hate my bum. And my legs could be a bit longer. I like my eyes.

Us: Do blondes have more fun?

Natalie: Yes! I dyed my hair dark once, but my eyes looked sunken. I had to go blonde again.

Us: Spice Girls or All Saints?

Natalie: Oh God, I loved the Spice Girls! They were fun. All Saints were so moody. We needed to lighten up a bit.

Us: What would be your specialist topic on Mastermind?

Natalie: The rock group Kiss, they inspired me to be in music.

Us: How about a superband - the Liams and the Appletons?

Natalie: We are, at home. We jam together in the studio. Like ABBA, but we're NLLN!

Us: Do you and Nic row much?

Natalie: Every day. We argue, then I tell her something really funny, and we're friends again.

Us: Does life begin at 30?

Natalie: I just turned 30. I got a bit depressed, but my sister threw a massive surprise birthday party, and I'm OK now.
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