Troubled rocker Pete Doherty excelled so much at poetry writing at school his teacher insists he was the best pupil he's ever taught.

The Babyshambles frontman, who is dating supermodel Kate Moss and battling drug addiction, was also the top choirboy in his year at a college in Bedworth, England.

The college's former deputy head, Paul Williams, remembers Doherty as a superb student.

He says, "Peter was a very keen poet. His head of English said he was the most able boy he had ever taught."

11/07/2005 01:52