Forgetful Beyonce Knowles fears she ruined her manager father's big Christmas surprise last year (02), by leaving the receipt for the boat she bought him at the family home.

The singer is sure her dad, MATHEW (corr), saw the receipt on a table and realised he was getting a speedboat as a gift - but she appreciates the fact he looked surprised when Christmas came.

She says, "I left the receipt on the table of the kitchen, but he really deserved an OSCAR because he acted surprised.

"It's a speedboat and he goes really fast. He goes back to his childhood. It's crazy. He might have thought it was a little small, though, and I thought I was really doing something."

19/09/2003 12:55