As one fifth of Saturdays, Mollie King became one of the most recognisable blondes in Britain. Now, with her single Hair Down being a right pop banger, as well as her cha-cháing on Strictly Come Dancing, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of her – after she tackles our sweetie jar of questions, that is...
Do you iron your underwear? No! I don’t even iron my outerwear.
Do you prefer Christmas or your birthday? Oh, Christmas – no doubt about it. I actually don’t enjoy my birthday. I know that sounds stupid, but I feel like it’s so much pressure. Whereas Christmas you know you’re going to have fun because Santa Claus has arrived.
Town or the countryside? Town. I tried to do that country bumpkin thing, but I just don’t think I’m that person. I’m more of a Carrie Bradshaw. I live for the city and the lights, the buzz and the fast pace.
Biscuits or cake? Cake all the way. I love cake – literally any cake. Give me a sponge or anything!
But can you bake? I can’t bake a single thing. I’ll eat anything though.
Which supermarket do you shop in the most? Probably Waitrose. Or possibly a Sainsbury’s every now and then.
The three words that best describe you in the morning are… Coffee addict… Describe me in the morning? I always wake up with my hair all over the place. Bedhead! And probably confused. I never know what I’m doing. I’m always like, ‘What day is it? Where am I?’ What’s been your worst ever injury? This sounds lame, but bear with me. I was bitten by a horsefly and it turned into cellulitis, which everyone thinks is cellulite but it’s not. It’s a disease where your leg swells up. I couldn’t walk, so I missed loads of gigs – like T4 on the Beach – and was devastated.
A horsefly in the UK?
In the UK, so watch out. I think it was in Devon, so keep an eye out for him!
What’s the worst lie you’ve managed to pull off?
I was once on a date and told somebody that I was a dolphin trainer – and he believed it. It was great. I just didn’t want to talk about work and I was in America. He was like, ‘So what do you do?’ And I was like, right I’m not going to say anything about work and so I said, ‘I work with dolphins.’ He had no idea. I pulled that off for a good couple of hours.
Are you good at flirting? Well, I don’t think I am, no. But sometimes people think that I’m flirting when I’m laughing. So no, apparently I’m not. What’s the longest you’ve been without showering? I’m quite OCD with cleanliness, so probably three days if I’ve been poorly. I’ve never slept over at a festival. I couldn’t do that. Is that really lame? Doing the whole baby wipe in the armpit… I just don’t think I could.
What’s your campest moment ever? Most
Saturday nights really! I don’t know to be honest. I don’t know if it’s my campest moment ever, or my best, but I flew all the way out to Vegas for one night to watch Britney in concert. Then I met all her dancers and I learnt the Slave 4 U routine. The actual one with the actual dancers. I mean, isn’t that amazing? I don’t know if it’s that camp, but it was incredible.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Takeaways probably. I love food so I eat loads of Indian and Chinese takeaways.
Kylie, Madonna or Lady Gaga? What a question. That’s so tough. This is sooo hard. I’ve been to a Madonna concert,
I’ve been to Kylie, and I’ve seen Lady Gaga live… I’m going to go with Kylie. I’m going to go with that Locomotion. The Christmas Kylie concert! Has anyone seen that? Oh my God, it was amazing.
Have you ever thrown a diva strop? Not that I can remember. I don’t think so. Rainy days or snowy days? Snowy days! I love a snow day. School’s off and you can have a snow day in. Best thing ever. Do you believe in ghosts? No, I don’t think I do. Well, myself and The Saturdays girls did that ghost hunting once, and everyone was sure there were ghosts there, so I don’t know. Though, to be fair, I would never do one of those ouija boards, so maybe I do believe in them. I have the fear. I do believe in Casper the friendly one though. I’ve seen him a few times.
Why aren’t blueberries blue? That’s a very good question. Erm… they are blue?! They are blue! You’re tricking me. Oh, are they purple-y… What happens when you get scared half to death, twice? Oh my God, I don’t know! But I think you go to a magical place… I have no idea. If the president was gay, would his husband be the First Man? Erm… yes. Is this a trick question? The First Man… yeah, why not? Go for it. What’s your favourite cocktail? Cosmopolitan, because I feel like I’m on Sex and the City. That literally is the only reason!