WELSH singing star Charlotte Church called Pavarotti 'a pig' and George Bush 'a proper weirdo' when she visited Scotland yesterday. Charlotte was appearing on Clyde 1's Bowie At Breakfast to publicise her new single, Crazy Chick, when she pulled no punches about what she really thought of the famous men.
She took a swipe at opera legend Pav for being 'nasty' to her when she was 15, and the US President for his terrible geography.
'I did a massive classical thing in Hyde Park once with 75,000 people,' said Charlotte. 'I was with Pavarotti. He was horrible,really nasty.He was a pig and I was supposed to do a duet with him.'Charlotte explained that Pavarotti was rude to her about the way she wanted to sing a song.
'I'd learned the soprano part, which was the higher girl's part rather than the mezzo,' she said.
'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'.
'He sent me out of his dressing room. I was only 15 - devastated. Pavarotti is a big fat diva.'
Charlotte then had a go at George Bush when she revealed he'd made a massive blunder after she sang for the US Presidents.
'Bill Clinton was really cool, but George Bush? ? No way,' she said.
'Clinton was lovely, in tune with everyone else, but George Bush just hasn't got a clue what he's doing. 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. Him and Pavarotti should get together.'
During the Clyde 1 show, Charlotte requested brown toast before popping out for a sly fag in between songs.
And after she took part in a quiz with fans, she admitted she'd been scouring the Razz and the sports pages of the Daily Record for news about her rugby star boyfriend Gavin Henson. The British Lions centre is in New Zealand playing against Bay Of Plenty today.
'I was looking for pictures of Gav because I miss him,' said Charlotte.
'I haven't phoned him yet, but I need to later on.'
Charlotte said she was finding the world of pop music a bit easier than her classical roots.
'There was pressure when I was recording the album just to make sure that it was good,' she said.
'But I don't feel any pressure now. I let everyone else flap around and I'm just the calm in the centre of the storm.
'It's a lot easier on my voice than when I was doing classical. That's pretty hard stuff.'
She admitted early morning starts were still difficult, but denied she was a real party animal.
'Having to get up for GMTV and things like that at 6am or 5am is hard, and I can't believe I'm up at this time for the radio,' she said.
'I stayed in last night because I had to be up so early this morning.
'They make out I'm out five times a week. I go out once a week like most people.
'Even if you're not 19, most people go out once a week. All the photos they take are at the end of the night. They are there at the start of the night, but there's no way they'll print the nice photo of me going into the club.'
Charlotte, whose new album features some rock, blues and ballads, admits she fancies going on the razz in Glasgow after her Live+Loud gig in Hampden Park on June 26.
'I've been told I should try Glasgow clubbing,' she said.
'I haven't met any Scots men,so I don't have a view on them, apart from George Bowie. He looks so young for his age