He's swapped Margate for Normandy...

Libertines singer Pete Doherty has revealed he is now "quite clean".

The indie frontman has struggled with addictions for two decades - indeed, his chemical intake is what caused the Libertines to splinter in the first instance.

Having swapped Margate for Normandy, he now lives in a coastal village with his girlfriend Katia De Vidas, who is also his bandmate in The Puta Madres.

The idyllic setting has caused Pete Doherty to become "mostly clean" although he still finds room for cheese toasties.

"I like Comté, Comté on toast," he told The Sun. "My guilty pleasure is sleeping. For years and years, I would stay up for five or six days and then I would sleep for 24 hours, so now I love sleep."

"At the moment I’m quite clean," he added. "I stopped taking heroin and ketamine. I like experimenting, making cocktails with champagne, a bit of rum, orange juice, I’m coming across like a bit of an alcoholic, but I’m not — I like a nice glass of water."

His band mates, meanwhile, spent the bulk of lockdown in Margate, focussed on their new hotel-cum-studio venture the Albion Rooms.

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