Curiosity Killed The Cat star BEN VOLPELIERE-PIERROT was devastated when his apartment was destroyed by a flood last week (ends27AUG06) - because his prized beret collection was destroyed. The NAME AND NUMBER singer, famed for his penchant for the French headwear during the group's 1980s heyday, only managed to rescue two of his hats when the ceiling of his London home caved in. He says, "Cowboy builders upstairs. We ran for it and are now looking for somewhere else nearby with waterproof ceiling. "I managed to rescue a beret or two but have sadly lost much of my extensive hat collection - so I'm as gutted as my flat."