Former BLUE star Simon Webbe is embarrassed by his recent encounter with childhood idol JANET JACKSON - because his starstruck mumbling sounded like a sleazy chat-up line.

The LAY YOUR HANDS singer blames alcohol for his misunderstood bedroom comments which left the star stunned - even though all he wanted to tell her was her picture adorned his wall.

Webbe says, "I met Janet recently and told her, 'You're over my bed!' She just said, 'Okaaay,' and looked horrified.

"I tried to explain that I was talking about a two foot poster of her, but somehow I made it worse.

"I wasn't trying to pull her and I don't why I said it. I think it was the drink."