Pop princess Pixie Lott certainly has a way with the crowds.
The 20-year-old starlet spent 20 minutes signing autographs, posing for pictures, and even signing a schoolboy’s forehead when she appeared at Worden Park in Leyland last week.
The self-confessed workaholic took time out of her busy schedule to appear as a special guest as part of radio station Rock FM’s Hywel and Jamie show.
Perched in the back of her touring van as fans crowded around trying to catch a glimpse, she peered out to take a look at the hundreds of people who had turned out to see her.
“Big crowds are great but I love doing smaller things too”, said the platinum-selling artist.
“I have been in the studio every day working on my new album so it’s great to get out and meet people.
“I have been to Preston before but never to Leyland. It looks great, and the people around here are always so friendly.”
The Kent-born singer, who had hits with singles including ‘Mama Do’ and ‘Cry Me Out’, visited the radio station’s Caravan of Love, parked up in the park, which the presenters are using to broadcast from in different destinations all week.
And the chart-topping singer says she loves spending time in England after a stint recording her new album, which is out in November, in America.
She said: “My schedule is really filling up at the moment and I have been over to LA to write and record the new album but I love being back home. I love America but I really miss England.
“I am constantly on my phone texting, or on Facebook and Twitter keeping in touch with my friends while I am away.”
The blonde singer is clearly at home on the road as she sits cross-legged in the back of her van surrounded by sushi and shoes.
She said: “I have been travelling around doing different shows and interviews today, I have already been to Liverpool and Manchester, and I’m heading back there again tonight.
“Driving around is quite tiring, but I just make a little bed for myself in the back of the car and get on with it.”
Fans were thrilled when Pixie spent at least 20 minutes mingling and signing autographs, with some waiting up to four hours in the park to catch a glimpse of her.
And three Leyland boys pledged to not wash their foreheads for a week after Pixie scrawled her name on them.
Jacob Wright, 11, who attends Balshaw’s CE High School turned up with school friends Brad Robinson, 12, and Shane Slater, 12, with the goal of getting as close to Pixie as possible.
Jacob said: “She held my face and signed my forehead. It was great. We have been waiting here for three to four hours to see her. It was well worth it.”