Kim Wilde had a close encounter of the third kind after Michael Jackson's death on 26 June 2009. "We have strong psychics in my family, and I'm tuned into it, a little bit", she explains. "I don't see ghosts and stuff but I did see something very unusual once, which I can only say was a UFO.
"It was the day after Michael Jackson died, and me and my mate were in the garden and we saw bright lights in the sky. It was so huge, two of them, going zig zag for 10 minutes. It could be some very clever thing that someone developed somewhere... but I've got a feeling it wasn't."
Back with a successful winter album and recent UK tour, Kim has no regrets about her time away. "I just got out of it completely", she says. "The gardening career took off, which I wasn't expecting, so that became a career while juggling two kids. It was wonderful and fantastic to be learning again - only in a new world that didn't depend on me being a size B."