Chris De Burgh lost his virginity to a French prostitute when he was 16.

The LADY IN RED crooner claims he didn't know his first sexual encounter was with a call girl until they were in the bedroom of a brothel.

But De Burgh refused to let the incident torment him, and actually has fond memories of his first time.

The 56-year-old says, "This girl said, 'Tu veux monter?' I said, 'OK,' and we went upstairs. Then I suddenly realised I was in a brothel, and I was too scared to back out.

"I can't remember how much it cost, but I do know that I wasn't exactly the world's greatest stud."

12/10/2004 17:31