Busted hunk Charlie Simpson was once sent hate mail by a "deranged" ex-girlfriend.

The SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHTS ON singer had to confront the "scary" behaviour of his obsessed ex in the weeks following their split, but it appears he was partly responsible for her anger.

He says, "I went out with one girl who was a real handful. When we split up, she went a bit weird, which was scary.

"She started sending me saucy pictures of herself. She would also send me hate mail saying things like, 'My brother's going to kill you.'

"She was very pretty, but deranged. I haven't heard from her since making the band.

"She used to shout at me if she didn't get her own way.

"I pulled one of her friends once and she just went mad."

09/09/2003 21:13