He's performed to tens of thousands at stadium shows and he sings for one of the biggest bands in the world, but Chris Martin says if one woman can make him feel like a little boy again, it's singer Lily Allen.
The Coldplay frontman has met the outspoken pop star before, but he always feels intimidated, as he tells the Mirror. "Lily Allen is fantastic. She's one of those people who is so cool that whenever I meet her I feel like I'm back at school and none of the girls like me anymore. She has the ability to make any boy feel like a tosser."
Coldplay are currently being sued for allegedly nicking the idea for Viva La Vida - the song which won them the gong. The trauma is proving both depressing and inspiring for Coldplay. Chris, 32, says: "Now we've got more to prove than ever. You think, well, if everyone is trying to take away our best song, then we'd better make 25 better ones."
Chris Martin at Comcast Theater, Hartford, CT (23rd May 2009)
Pictures: John Packer