IT seems that old romantics like Orlando Bloom never forget their childhood sweethearts.
Despite being engaged to Katy Perry, the 44-year-old says his top smooch was with a girl called Debbie when he was 17.
Here, stars and Sun writers tell Katy Docherty about their best kisses.
‘We rowed down the river and drank a bottle of wine in the rain’
THE only gigs my first band could get were really late at night on weekdays.
It took its toll on my schoolwork and I totally failed my A-levels.
My band split up and I got a job in a supermarket. The boss was a mean old bully and I had to wear a bow tie.
I moved into a horrible house. In one room in that house lived the prettiest girl in Bournemouth.
One bright February morning, we took a bus to Salisbury, rowed down the river and drank a bottle of wine in the rain.
On the bus home I said, “I’ve got a funny taste in my mouth. She said, “Let me smell your breath.”
I closed my eyes and breathed out and she was kissing me.
It changed everything. That snog when I was a bow tie-wearing no-hoper was a kiss of pure love.
‘An audience of 15-plus people were watching and applauded’
WHEN I was at high school, there was a huge bin round the side of the building where the popular kids would go behind to snog each other.
Unfortunately I wasn’t one of the popular kids, but in my second to last year I bagged myself a boyfriend who was the year above me.
Taunted for being so boring and shy, we got pressured into going behind the bin to kiss and prove that we weren’t as frigid as the other students thought (even though we actually were).
After taking ourselves behind said bin and having a quick canoodle, we discovered that there was an audience of 15-plus people watching when they started applauding our snog.
Ah, the romance.
‘Everything was perfect in that one second’
WHEN I was 15 or 16, there was this beautiful blonde girl in my French class who sat at the other end of the room from me.
I summoned up the courage to ask her on a date.
She came round and we sat in the living room while my mum disappeared.
She could tell I was really nervous. I relaxed a bit and we ended up lounging on the floor.
We got closer until finally – the magic moment.
It was the best kiss I’ve ever had.
Everything was perfect in that one second. I will never forget it.
‘Finally, this was what all of the fuss is about’
I WAS 16 years old. Jimmy was hot, brooding and a few years older than me.
One night, after we’d been hanging out with our pals, he offered me a lift.
Once outside my house he slowly lit a Lambert and Butler silver.
My heart started to pound. Then he grabbed the nape of my neck and pulled me in for a kiss.
It was hard but tender and very passionate.
Finally, this is what all the fuss is about!
It remains the hottest kiss of my life – just don’t tell my boyfriend.
‘It was love. She binned me for wearing shorts’
Katie, easily the most beautiful girl in my junior school.
And somehow I pulled her – probably because I played for the school football team.
I was 11. We went for a walk in the lovely summer grass in the wasteland near where we lived in Middlesbrough.
I said: “Can I kiss you?”
Suddenly there was this tongue half way down my throat. I was in love.
She binned me because I still wore shorts to school.
But now, 50 years later, I still have that kiss to remember.
‘Nothing will match that first tongue wrestle’
THE Carpenters were playing. Her parents were out.
She was 16 and I was 17.
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Nothing will ever match the untouched innocent passion of that very first tongue wrestle. And, as Karen Carpenter pointed out, you’ve only just begun to live.
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