Elton John sent Myleene Klass flowers after branding Hear’Say ‘the ugliest band I’ve ever seen’
Myleene Klass has said Sir Elton John sent Hear’Say “sorry flowers” after slamming them as “the ugliest band I’ve ever seen”.
Klass spills the beans in Friday (5 May) night’s episode of I’m a Celebrity... South Africa - the spin-off series of the ITV jungle show.
the former Hear’Say member, who is a latecomer to the camp, starred by reflecting on her difficult time in the group that formed in the early 2000s said: “I got in the band and I had other band managers coming up saying, ‘You’re the fattest band in pop,’” she told campmate, Carol Vorderman.
“Newspapers then were writing it... You won’t have to look hard to find those headlines.
“Rather than the fact we had talent, I could read any music, play most instruments you put in front of me… it came back to ‘fattest band in pop,’” she continued.
The presenter then referred to comments made by the Tiny Dancer singer in 2001.
“We got sent flowers from Elton John who said we were the ugliest band in pop," she told Voderman. "He realised, maybe I shouldn’t have said that. He sent ‘sorry flowers’ to us.
“I look back at that time, it was a different time in history.” It was previously reported that Sir Elton also apologised to the band at the Royal Variety Performance.
“I was asked to change my name," Klass then told the show’s Bush Telegraph about her time in the band. "I was told people wouldn’t be able to pronounce it because it was quite an ethnic name."
I’m a Celebrity… South Africa airs tonight at 9pm on ITV