Flamboyant Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears used to entertain his high school pals by dressing as sexy singer Whitney Houston.

The camp singer entered a school talent competition during his youth and shocked his fellow pupils in his transvestite guise.

Shears recalls, "In my teens I didn't know what to do with myself, so I did everything.

"For my high school gong show, I sported a wig and belted out I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, calling myself, 'Whip-Me Houston'.

"I won a broken down motorcycle."

13/12/2004 03:13