The late singer Amy Winehouse has touched millions of lives throughout her career from the moment she released her first single in 2003. Now actor Ralf Little has spoken of the time he spent after – midday with her before her death in 2011.
Death in Paradise actor Ralf, 41, revealed he was in awe of the Back to Black singer during their time together.
Her former co-star Will Mellor also explained that he met the singer in 2007 after her victory at the Southbank Awards in 2007, where she won the award for best British female artist.
Now, Ralf has revealed that while he’s a fan of Amy, she’s also a fan of him while his roommate prefers the “other” from Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, aka Will.
Speaking on their podcast, Two Pints with Will and Ralf, the couple explained that Amy and her friend have a crush on both of them.
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Discussing the reveal, Ralf added, “There’s a second part of this story that you don’t know, so after the Southbank Awards where she won, we were there with the Royle family and the Shiba Queen.
“She came up to me and said, ‘Hey my roommate really likes the other one from Two Pints but I’ve always really loved you’ and I was like ‘Oh, okay’.”
The Oldham-born actor added: “We had a few beers, I’ll tell you what she did, there was like an unofficial after-party that we had all the way to the bar afterwards, so you know me and Craig Cash are sitting there and I think Sacha Baron Cohen was there because Borat won, there were some really big names there.
“And Amy is there and Michael Ball, the big music star is there too.”
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In Amy’s true form, Ralf continued, “There’s a pianist at the bar and she’s [Amy] in the middle of the living room and Amy walks up to him and whispers and he says “Yeah, yeah, sure” and he starts playing.
“I think he starts playing Tony Bennett or something and Amy just starts singing in the middle of this bar.”
The Our Yorkshire Farm narrator added: “It’s like, ‘This is one of the most magical,’ before he got distracted, later adding, ‘I can’t believe I’m here. She listened to a song and a half and the hotel manager came in and said, “Sorry I’m going to have to ask you for a drink” and she said “What? “
“He said to me, ‘Yeah, I mean, unfortunately it’s not our policy, it’s not a separate song.’
“We’re all like, ‘This is Amy Winehouse, we would all pay a hundred thousand dollars for this ticket!”
Amy, born Amy Jade Winehouse, sadly passed away four years later on July 23, 2011 in her home in Camden, London.
The singer was known for her powerful voice, leaving those lucky enough to see her live, mesmerized.
Just three days before her tragic death, Amy appeared on stage at Camden’s Roundhouse alongside her goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield, performing her single Mama Said.
A coroner decided that Amy’s cause of death was alcohol poisoning.