Blondie AND Matt Bellamy back our very own Queen for US President


Blondie stars Debbie Harry and Chris Stein have backed a call for the Queen to replace Donald Trump if the controversial businessman beats Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election.

The pair - who formed Blondie in the US in 1974 - admitted they were nervous about next week's vote.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Q Awards, Debbie said: "There's a very small movement to bring the Queen back in the States, I'd be OK with that."

Debbie sports a statement jacket.
Debbie sports a statement jacket (Joel Ryan/AP/PA)

Wearing an outfit that featured the slogan 'stop f****** the planet', Debbie said she was "very nervous" about the election, adding she had already voted for Hillary.

"I think she has a ton of experience. She's professional and she has good ideas. And whether she can actually get them through the Senate and House of Representatives is another story but that's the game of politics and that's the reason I support her, because she's a real politician."

Also on the red carpet at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London, were British rock band Muse who said they were "very happy" to be nominated as the best band in the world.

The band already has six Q awards but, asked if award ceremonies can become tiresome, frontman Matt Bellamy said: "It's not a drag at all.

A nomination for Biffy.
A nomination for Biffy (Danny Lawson/PA)

"A drag is getting up at 8am and doing your exams and school - that's a drag. Or I worked in a Londis for a few years that was a real drag.

"Coming to the Q Awards for the best band in the world is quite far from being a drag, it's actually quite a fun experience."

The group are up against Coldplay, U2, The 1975 and Biffy Clyro for the prize and are also nominated for the best live act against U2.

Matt backed Blondie's call for the Queen to take back America, calling it a "genius idea".

Matt votes Queen 4 President.
Matt votes Queen 4 President (Ian West/PA)

The Briton added: "She should take back America and I think that's the way forward. That's what my vote would be, the Queen."

The ceremony features several other awards including best live act, best video and best breakthrough artist.

Grime artist Skepta, whose album Konnichiwa won the Mercury Prize in September, is nominated for best track for hit song Man. Two-time Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey is nominated for best video for The Community Of Hope whilst Bastille are up against The 1975 and Biffy Clyro for best track.

For the first time members of the public will attend the awards which have been running since 1990.