BLUE singers Simon Webbe and Duncan James were forced to dress up as security guards to escape a hoard of fans at a gig on Sunday (13JUL03).

The hunky pair had taken advantage of the gym facilities at England's STOKE CITY soccer club - where they were performing later that day - forgetting that by the time they had finished their work out, fans had filled the BRITANNIA STADIUM, making it impossible for them to work their way through to the backstage area.

However, a quick thinking security guard lent the stars steward jackets, and Simon and Duncan were able to walk though the crowd unnoticed in their cunning disguises.

16/07/2003 00:13