DANCE star Calvin Harris faced torment as a teenager because he was the tallest lad in his school.
The Scots chart-topper, who stands at 6ft 5 3/4in, found being head and shoulders above his classmates a total nightmare.
Calvin, who comes from Dumfries, says he got picked on because he stood out from the pack, and he tried desperately to avoid being noticed by his peers for fear of being beaten up.
He revealed: "When I was born I was baby sized. I wasn't overly tall. But, in primary school, from the photos I can see I was always at the back with the tall people.
"It was hard being the tallest person in class. Especially when you are a teenager.
"You want to keep your head down. I did anyway.When you are a spotty awkward teenager, you don't want people to look at you. It's a self-conscious thing. Everyone looks at you because you are extra gangly. It's only in the last five years that I have come to terms with the fact that I am a big tall b******.
"I didn't get picked on less because I was tall. If anything, I would get picked on more. People would call me a 'big lanky ****' and all that kind of stuff.
"I couldn't fight. The only fight I was in, I fell down before he hit me. The only thing I was good at was running away because I had long legs.
"It wasn't until I was 16 or 17 that I became too tall compared to everyone else. But I have never been a fighter and never will be. I was the softest person in school and I'm still rubbish at fighting."
Today, Calvin, 28, is more relaxed about his height and says he can blend in, but only if he is standing alongside Andy Cato of Groove Armada, who stands at 6ft 7in.
"I don't walk with hunched shoulders any more and I am not as tall as Andy," Calvin said. "I am the second tallest man in dance."
His brilliant new single, Ready For The, Weekend is released on August 10. The title track of his second album, it's a belter that deserves to go to No.1. The new material takes Calvin to another level after the success of his debut album, I Created Disco, and hit singles such as Girls and Acceptable In The 80s.
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Posted By: ElectricPink |
11/28/12 4:51 PM
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