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10 questions with... Singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot

PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:43 08 October 2018

Nerina Pallot performing at Thetford Forest. Picture: Ian Burt

Nerina Pallot performing at Thetford Forest. Picture: Ian Burt

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Each week we put someone in the hot seat and ask them 10 questions about themselves. This week we spoke to singer Nerina Pallot, who is performing at Norwich Waterfront on April 21.

Describe Norwich in three words…

Vibey, pretty, cool.

If you were stranded on a desert island with three other people, who would you want them to be?

Anybody but Jeremy Clarkson.

If you could be anyone else, who would you be?

My cat Dave. He’s basically a Demi God and worshipped in our house. Everybody loves Dave.

What’s your mantra in life?

Just keep swimming.

Which song defines your life?

‘Maneater’ by Nelly Furtado. Ha ha. If only. It’s probably ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’ by Dusty Springfield.

How would you spend a perfect weekend in Norwich?

To be honest, I’d probably spend it alone and sleeping. My weekends involve early starts for kids’ football matches and training and I can’t remember the last time I had a lie in, or not being kicked out of my own bed by a seven year old. Sorry Norwich, I know you’re very beautiful but I wouldn’t see very much of you, except maybe to have a bite to eat at East Twenty Six - went there last time I was in the city and the food was wonderful!

What’s your biggest fear?

Anything bad happening to my son.

Would you rather spend a night in front of the TV or out in the city?

I don’t watch telly so definitely out in the city!

What one thing could you never be without?

I want to say something profound and meaningful here but in reality I never go anywhere without my phone. Which is tragic really, but I know I’m not alone.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I actually thought I’d won Euromillions once. I’d had a premonition and then got the email notification from my online lottery account to say I’d won something, but I decided to delay gratification and not read it for a couple of hours. I went to the hairdressers instead and spent the time fantasising how to spend my 38 million quid. This involved lavishing huge sums on people I love and purposely cutting out people who might expect something but who had annoyed me that week and then I realised that I was being mean and scheming and felt a bit ashamed of myself. In the event, I only won £7.80 so nobody got lavished with anything. I don’t think I’m meant to win the lottery so I don’t think about it anymore; it brings out my worst side.

• If you’d like to take part in this feature, email courtney.pochin@archant.co.uk

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