Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow was oblivious to how soul-destroying his heroin habit was during his drugs heyday.

The LOVE IS ALL AROUND singer, 39, is amazed he allowed the illegal substance to consume his whole life and often questions himself over how it all went wrong.

However, Scottish Pellow is proud of his recovery and is determined to stay clean.

He says, "It was textbook. I couldn't function without it. But there's no romantic side to heroin - it's no good.

"I often wondered how the f**k I ended up as a smackhead. I guess in your youth you think you're invincible - there's that arrogance.

"Kicking my addictions is the thing that I'm proudest of in my whole life, getting myself back."

04/01/2005 14:04