Watching it back afterwards, I noticed the bassist in the background of my interview. I was on the red carpet for a music awards show and I’d been asked, as an actress, to present an award because I’d been in a music video.
But in real time I had absolutely no idea that he was behind me, let alone that he could hear me, so when the lovely girl interviewing me started giggling I thought I’d said something wrong.
“What? Did Taylor Swift already say that? Do I sound stupid?” I asked - I wasn’t very good at being interviewed and she was still laughing.
“I mean, I’d be honoured if she did say it but hey baby, how you doin’?” Calum winked at me, bumping his hip on mine and laughing.
I’ve never blushed more deeply in my life. “Did I say Calum Hood the bass player from 5SOS? I meant… literally anyone else, why is it now that I can’t think of any other musicians? I change my answer, I say Taylor Swift. She’s my celebrity crush.” I tried to cover my own ass but the company interviewing me were loving it.
“It’s okay - I just told three different people with microphones that I thought you looked the best on the red carpet tonight. You look stunning sweetheart, I hope I can catch you later.” He smiled, his hand gently touching my hip as he leant in to kiss my cheek.
I think my heart skipped a beat or ten.