Raheem Sterling confesses Barbie Girl is his guilty pleasure bop – and he can’t get lyrics out his head

Raheem Sterling is a big fan of Barbie Girl by Aqua (Picture: Rex)

England hero Raheem Sterling has revealed his Guilty Pleasure bop — and it’s as bad as it can possibly get…

The Manchester City star sent 20million viewers into delirium on Tuesday when he pounced against Germany — breaking the deadlock with a goal in the Euros at Wembley.

And now the 26-year-old has lifted the lid on life behind closed doors.

Happy to discuss the most cringe music he listens to, Sterling confessed: ‘There’s a song that’s always stuck in my head but I never really hear it now.’

And, in a move sure to stun fans, he revealed it is annoying 1997 ditty Barbie Girl by Aqua, singing: ‘I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world. Come on Barbie, let’s go party.’

Meanwhile, after previously shaving lines in his head, plus sporting dreads and a high top, the footballer has toned down the haircuts for his kids’ sake.

Proud dad: Sterling with his son (Picture: Getty)

‘I’ve had a few in my time… I’m a respectable father now. I’ve got to keep it cool,’ he told a Q&A for Lucozade Sport.

Sterling, who has three kids, was cheered on by three-year-old son Thiago at Wembley.

After his victory he went straight to the stands to pick up his mini-me — who was wearing dad’s number ten top.

England face Ukraine next in the quarter-finals in Rome.

More Guilty Pleasures…

Margot: My Barbie will not be plastic…

Margot Robbie has promised her upcoming portrayal of Barbie will be more fantastic than plastic.

The Aussie screen star took on the iconic character after Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway ditched the movie. And while the controversial doll has been accused of promoting stereotypes to kids, she insists she will give it some dimension.

‘Right, it comes with a lot of baggage!’ Margot, 30, admitted.

Dolled up: Margot Robbie looks old-school chic for shoot (Picture: Lachlan Bailey/Vogue)

‘And a lot of nostalgic connections. But with that come a lot of exciting ways to attack it.’

But she reckons the fact it is being made by the Oscar-winner director of Lady Bird should reassure sceptics.

She added: ‘People generally hear “Barbie” and think, “I know what that movie is going to be”, and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, “Oh, well, maybe I don’t…”’

The Birds Of Prey actress recently dashed off to Mexico with her British hubby Tom Ackerley, before announcing she is taking a break from social media.

Listening to a tape as she kept things retro for a Vogue shoot, Margot explained her new slower-paced life.

Margot explained her new slower-paced life (Picture: Lachlan Bailey/Vogue)

She said: ‘I don’t know if it’s because I’m in my thirties now, or because life took… a very strange turn.

‘Over Covid, I was home for longer than I’ve ever stayed anywhere. I’ve been moving at a million miles an hour for as long as I can remember. It can feel a little scary sometimes. But now I finally feel it’s OK to… sit still? That’s a feeling I haven’t had before.’

Read the full interview in Vogue, out tomorrow.

I need a Raye of hope for album

Raye blasted her record label for blocking her from releasing a debut album for ‘seven years’ — after she gave her job ‘everything I have’.

The Bed singer, 23, who is signed to Polydor, said that she can only put out a full-length LP if single Call On Me does well in the charts.

Raye spoke out on social media (Picture: Twitter)

‘I have had albums on albums of music sat in folders collecting dust, songs I am now giving away to A-list artists because I am still awaiting confirmation that I am good enough,’ she tweeted.

She added that she was ‘hoping that I can just make MY BLOODY FIRST ALBUM’.

Polydor said it had offered her support.

Lingerie-clad RiRi is the raining champ at posing

Pride month had a tight photo finish — and Rihanna is to thank.

The S&M singer slipped into some rainbow stockings to match her colourful knickers — as she promised to give funds from sales of her sexy lingerie to her favourite LGBTQ organisations.

One person surely thrilled by the scenes will be her boyfriend ASAP Rocky, who was spotted carrying her out after a date night in the Big Apple last week.

But their evening hit a stumbling point. A video appeared to show a bouncer refusing entry to the megastar, 33 — for not having ID.

Sex/Life’s Adam takes title to heart…

Adam Demos has confessed the chemistry has spilled off set with his co-star in Netflix’s X-rated drama Sex/Life.

The 35-year-old Aussie hunk admitted to dating his screen lover Sarah Shahi, 41, adding: ‘What I will say and I am always happy to say is that I am a lucky man and it is happy days.’

Adam Demos stars in Netflix’s Sex/Life (Picture: Netflix)

He became an overnight star on Twitter after leaving fans gobsmacked by a full-frontal shower scene in the third episode of the daring series, which follows a wife who is bored with her sex life.

Proud Adam said he didn’t need a body double. And he insisted his flash wasn’t just to get fans excited — as nude scenes are ‘there for a reason, because they drive the story and the characters’.

Old Habits! Ed’s helping JLS return

He has 250 spare songs in the locker — so Ed Sheeran says he doesn’t mind helping his old X Factor idols JLS to, er, Beat Again.

The hit machine has leftovers after launching his own return with his single Bad Habits, and wants to help resurrect the man band.

Ed Sheeran is holding on 250 unreleased songs (Picture: Getty)

‘I’ve actually written a song for them with Steve Mac, who did Beat Again and all of that stuff. And also Flying Without Wings,’ Ed, 30, told Capital.

The man of the moment, who was snapped at the England vs Germany game, added: ‘It’s classic JLS. And it was a real, real joy to write, a real joy to write.’

Cult classic? The Weeknd’s TV venture

Here’s something to watch at the weekend… from The Weeknd.

The Blinding Lights singer is slipping into a new lane by starring in his own TV show — about a pop star who ‘starts a romance with an enigmatic LA club owner who is the leader of a secret cult’.

He will also write and co-produce the upcoming HBO series. And TV insiders say the Canadian musician, 31, will have the help of the creators of hit show Euphoria.

The Weeknd — real name Abel Tesfaye — previously wrote for and starred in animated comedy American Dad, and made a cameo as himself in Adam Sandler movie Uncut Gems.

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