Tuesday 25 October 2016

Confession box... with singer Karen Egan

Hannah-Louise Dunne

Published 05/04/2015 | 02:30

Karen Egan
Karen Egan

The singer on her short-lived tennis career and a nickname from the Wacky Races cartoon series.

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What is your nickname?

I had bad asthma as a child. Every time I laughed, I sounded incredibly wheezy, so my family called me 'Muttley' after the dog in Wacky Races.

Who is your inappropriate crush?

Stephen Fry definitely fits this category.

What uncool song do secretly you love?

I really love Mirrors by Sally Oldfield. It always puts a smile on my face.

What childhood memory makes you cringe?

When I was playing tennis, as a 12-year-old against the No. 1 seed in the Junior Irish Open and lost 6-0, 6-0. The following day, my picture was published in the Irish Independent with the score printed.

What's your most annoying habit?

Being late for everything.

What unusual eating habits do you have?

I sometimes eat broccoli for breakfast.

Who would you like to play you in the film of your life?

Kristin Scott Thomas or possibly Stephen Fry (there's that crush again!)

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