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Paul McCartney reveals childhood crush on the Queen: 'When we grew up she was a babe'

Former Beatles singer also says he has no intention of retiring for fear of "expiring"

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Paul McCartney has admitted that he had a crush on the Queen as a child, praising Her Majesty's figure in a new interview.

McCartney recalled the light-hearted memory in a new interview with Esquire. Talking about his childhood thoughts on the head of the monarch, he said: "When we grew up she was a babe."

"Oh, yeah. We were like 11, she was 21 and good looking. And she had a figure on her," McCartney said. "I shouldn't say this about Her Majesty but we, as schoolboys, we said, 'Look at the fuckin' heave on her'!"

Elsewhere in the interview, McCartney rejects the idea of retiring and says he's seen too many people stop working and "expire" straight away. "Sit at home and watch telly? Gardening, golf... no thanks. Occasionally, I do think, 'You should have got fed up by now, you should be jaded'.

"But then I still enjoy writing, I still enjoy singing. What am I gonna do? You see so many people who retire and then immediately expire."

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Paul McCartney live on stage


Paul McCartney recently teamed up live with Dave Grohl for a rendition of 'I Saw Her Standing There' at his London show earlier this year (May 23). He also performed his 1980 track 'Temporary Secretary' live for the first time ever.

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