Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Dido: Son Stan is my biggest fan

Dido has become a mum since she shot to fame

Dido has revealed he son Stanley is her biggest fan, and likes to listen to her single No Freedom over and over again.

The 41-year-old singer - who had her first child in July 2011 - has just released her fourth album Girl Who Got Away, and treats Stanley to private performances.

Dido revealed: "The things he loves, he just goes into a complete trance and he just smiles and just listens. And he's amazing when he loves something. When he doesn't love something, he just waves at it really vigorously like, 'Turn it off!' So it's quite nerve-racking.

"Not when I'm actually singing to him right then and there. But there's certain records that I play where if he doesn't like it, he's waving at it. Partly because all he wants to listen to at the moment is (first single) No Freedom. It's quite strange. Again and again and again."

The Thank You singer admitted she makes up silly songs for Stanley all the time, but doesn't think she'll be releasing them to the public.

She said: "I sing joke songs to Stanley all the time, but I'm not going to be making an album of them for public consumption. No, probably not. I think I'll stick to what I do best... It's quite tempting sometimes when I'm writing joke songs about spinach."

Dido shot to fame after she collaborated with Eminem on his track Stan, but she insists her decision with husband Rohan Gavin to call their son Stanley was a coincidence.

"Stanley was actually our favourite name, coincidentally both of our favourite names. He could never have been called anything else to be honest, because it was such a coincidence that it was both of our favourite names ... I'm so stupid; I didn't think anyone would make the connection... But it's fine. I was named after a crazy queen who threw herself on a fire. So I mean, you know, it's fine."

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