Gwen Stefani burst into tears in sheer wonder

Gwen Stefani broke down during a recent interview on British television when she received a surprise video message from one of her music idols.

The former No Doubt singer, 53, appeared on BBC’s The One Show and revealed her deep admiration for British music, particularly UK ska bands.

Gwen shared that she and her older brother Eric used to listen to bands like Madness, The Specials, and The Selecter.

She specifically mentioned Select singer Pauline Black as a personal hero, highlighting that Pauline was the only girl in the ska scene at the time. Stephanie also performed one of Pauline’s songs at her high school talent show.

Gwen Stefani tears up on TV
Gwen Stefani tears up on TV

She said, “I’m a huge fan, and I wouldn’t be who I am without Selector and all those bands.”

To Gwen’s surprise, The One Show hosts, Alex Jones and Jermaine Janus, had a special treat for her. He played a video message from Pauline herself.

The 69-year-old music icon expressed his excitement over impressing Gwen and showering her with lots of love.

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Pauline Black is one of Gwen's heroes
Pauline Black is one of Gwen’s heroes

Overwhelmed by the message, Stefani couldn’t hold back her tears and said, “I’m about to cry… These are real tears. I’m shaking. I can’t believe it, it was unbelievable.”

The exchanges between Gwen and the hosts were filled with genuine excitement and laughter.

When Jermaine Janus mentioned that he could understand why Gwen was emotional, she playfully retorted, “No, you don’t understand anything, right?” The light-hearted joke brought laughter from both the audience and her co-host, Alex Jones, who joined in by saying, “You tell her, Gwen!”

Reflecting on the impact of the video message, Gwen expresses her gratitude and shares her teenage admiration for Pauline.

“She was my idol when I was 13, and she spoke to me!” she said, still shaken by the unexpected encounter.

The interview with The One Show comes as Gwen is currently touring the UK with Pink. Additionally, she’s set to release her new solo single, True Babe, this Friday. The song marks her first solo release in two years since her 2021 track Slow Clap.

Gwen Stefani smiling for a photo at an event© Getty Images
Gwen Stefani

Gwen’s appearance on the UK chat show follows previous shockwaves among fans last September when she debuted a new look during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Fans commented on her transformation, describing her as “unrecognizable” with her long blonde hair and bold outfit featuring fishnet stockings and cut-outs.

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