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3am: JUST LIKE A CHILD!; Beyonce's big sulk.

Byline: JESSICA CALLAN, EVA SIMPSON AND NIKI WALDEGRAVE

SHE insists she's a down-to-earth, God-fearing daddy's girl.

But it seems that deep down Beyonce Knowles is up there with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey when it comes to being a diva.

We hear the pop superstar threw a massive fit during the filming of BBC1 show National Lottery Show Wright Around The World.

The Destiny's Child star pre-recorded her new single Me, Myself And I which is due to be screened on Ian Wright's programme tonight.

But when she saw the final edited version of her performance she was furious. She didn't like the backing track and demanded a new version.

But rather than rely on her record company to come up with one, Ms Knowles called another producer - who was back in her hometown of Houston, Texas - and asked him to make another recording for her.

The chap in question was in bed at the time - well it was the middle of the night - but he knew better than to say no. So he rushed to the recording studio where he hastily re-edited the track and sent it back to London.

A disgruntled BBC insider tells us: "Anyone would have thought the programme revolved around Beyonce. She was just a five minute segment - not the focus of the show at all.

But she threw a massive strop when we'd finished filming her song. To be honest, we had better things to worry about."

The new quiz show, which airs today, finds contestants from across the UK to join host Ian Wright in a general knowledge challenge where the winner bags the trip of a lifetime.

It's not the first time Beyonce has thrown a late-night rage since touring the UK.

The singer-turned-actress was so wired after ballsing up a duet with rapper Sean Paul at the MTV Europe awards that she snapped at him backstage and forced him to let her re-do the number.

Two weeks later she had staff at a Dublin hotel working overtime when she ordered a lavish banquet of lobsters and champagne - at 1am.

And if that's not proof of diva-dom then surely her new pounds 250,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Pepsi commercials, the bad-boy rapper boyfriend Jay-Z, and grizzly-bear bodyguard Shorty, are...

In a galaxy of big-egos Ms Knowles is undeniably becoming the celebrity Queen Beeyonce.

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Date:Dec 13, 2003
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