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Which pop stars reply to fan mail and which don’t? MP! investigates


A long, long time ago, back in a year known as 2011, MP! (in its previous incarnation) sent fan mail to 10 major British pop stars. Pretending to be a 7-year old girl. Called Emma. Who likes sock puppets. We also sent a stamped, self-addressed envelope desperately asking the pop star – what’s your ‘favrit’ animal and will you send me a signed picture, pleeeeasse? So which pop stars love their fans, and which only love their fans’ money. Let’s find out.

Firstly the unsuspecting pop stars we pitted against each other were – JLS, The Wanted, McFly, Parade, Soundgirl, The Saturdays, Cheryl Cole, N-Dubz, Sugababes and Twenty Twenty.

In 1st place, after just 8 days and therefore Officially Quickest To Reply, congrats to Twenty Twenty! They replied with a signed A3 poster which we’ve pictured here for your convenience. Nice work boys! Keep reading to see who replied next…

Next up Bianca, Jess, Sian, Emily and Lauren, (more succinctly known as Parade) got back to us. Just 12 days later. With a signed picture and some not-very-informative trivia cards. This getting post from pop stars was starting to look like an easy task, we’re sure you’ll agree. Actually, don’t start scribbling your own fan mail just yet, let’s see who’s next.

On the very same day, and despite not even being in the country the girls’ good friends The Wanted replied. Their generous offering was a signed picture, a card holder, pen and a picture of JayTheWanted holding his ‘favrit’ animal pet. Then things went a bit quiet until a month after we first posted our letters.

Huzzah! Fledgling new girl-group Soundgirl have replied and they have very neat handwriting. Thanks girls! 4 down, 6 to go and we know that Soundgirl like dogs and horses – we’re impressed!

Next up (and disappointingly, last of all) it’s Una & Co. They replied with a postcard picture which somehow ended up in the bin after an admin error. We can’t picture it, but it did exist. So not the quickest of replies, but still better than….

THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY
It’s been almost 365 days and we’re still patiently waiting for replies from the following amazing popstars:

McFly, Cheryl Cole, JLS, N-Dubz, Sugababes. They’re never going to come are they?

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Written by Oliver Meakings

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