THE Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton has started drinking again despite having beaten alcoholism - but he insists he is finally in control.
The 44-year-old PERFECT TEN singer admitted his life was nearly ruined by booze six years ago (2000).
But he is thrilled he has now reached a point where he can keep beer in his fridge, and not drink it all immediately.
He says, "About three years ago I started having the occasional drink again, but I don't really drink much and I'm quite in control of it.
"Today if we go out as a band I'll have a couple of shandies and occasionally at home I'll have a pint of bitter.
"It's usually in my fridge for quite a long time before I touch it."