NICHOLAS NICKLEBY star Jamie Bell got his first taste of the single life at the London premiere of his new drama on Sunday (22JUN03) - and he hated it.

Bell, who shot to fame as Billy Elliot, split with girlfriend SHERYL McNALLY recently after an 18 month romance - so had to attend the glitzy bash on his own.

He moans, "I'm in a stupid industry where it's very hard to hold anything down. I'm here on my own my own - I'm too old to bring my mum to premieres."

24/06/2003 13:38