Charlotte Church: Bush is a right weirdo

Welsh singing star Charlotte Church branded US President George Bush “a right weirdo” and opera legend Pavarotti a “big fat diva”, it was reported today.

The singer took a swipe at the famous men during an appearance on Glasgow-based Clyde 1 radio to promote her new single, Crazy Chick.

Church, 19, said gaffe-prone Bush had no idea where Wales was when she met him after performing for outgoing President Bill Clinton in Washington in 2000.

“Clinton was lovely, in tune with everyone else, but George Bush just hasn’t got a clue what he’s doing,” she said, according to the Daily Record.

“He asked me what state Wales was in. I said: ‘It’s its own country next to England, actually Mr Bush.’

“If he doesn’t know the rest of the countries in Europe, he could at least know what’s in his own country. I’m really worried about it. He’s a right weirdo.”

The Voice of an Angel star said Pavarotti had been “horrible” to her when she was due to sing with him at London’s Hyde Park in front of 75,000 people.

“He was horrible, really nasty. He was a pig and I was supposed to do a duet with him. He was like, ‘You have to sing the mezzo.’ I said: ‘I am a soprano. How am I supposed to sing the mezzo?’ And he said: ‘You don’t sing with me then.’

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