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Last Updated: Wednesday March 28 2007 06:50 GMT

Hotseat: Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus

The star of TV show Hannah Montana has been chatting to Newsround to answer some of YOUR questions!

Fourteen-year-old Miley Cyrus plays schoolgirl Miley Stewart who is a normal girl by day but leads a double life as a chart-topping pop star by night.

Loads of you got in touch with your questions for the teen star and here's what she had to say........


Do you ever get nervous singing in front of millions of people? Lauren, 12, Doncaster

Sometimes. I just got off a tour and being on tour helped me to prepare for big arenas and things like. But places that I'm not familiar with I do get a bit nervous, but when I get out there I forget all about it.

What are the best bits about being a pop star? Greta, 10, London AND Paul, 10

I love to travel, so getting to go to different places and see different people is really cool. And getting to meet, not only people that I meet when I'm filming the show in California, but also when I get to tour I get to see all kinds of different places which is really cool.

I love London. I love all the cool buildings. The biggest thing - I feel like such a geek - is all the taxis and the way that people drive on the opposite side are awesome. So, even the little things you guys don't think about I think are totally awesome.

What is it like acting with your dad? Alice, 12, Slough

It's cool. We're always together and he loves this place so he's jealous that he can't be here with me now. I think I like it even more than he does, which would be the opposite of what people would think. I think I drive him crazy sometimes but it's definitely fun working with my dad.

Would you like to live a double life like Hannah? Nicole, 12, Tonbridge
Young fans wait for Miley Cyrus
Young fans wait for Miley Cyrus

I think it would be cool. Me and my big sister were talking about it the other day. It would be sweet if you could do that but then again I think it's really fun when you get to go out and meet your friends and stuff like that. So, I think sometimes I like having the double life and sometimes I don't want it.

What does it feel like having people look up to you as a role model? Jay, 10, Salisbury

It's really cool. A lot of the songs that I do are pin-pointed for teens or people in school so I think that's really cool getting to reach out to people with my songs.

What does it feel like when you are walking down the road and lots of people start coming up to you and taking pictures? Becky, 11, Essex

Sometimes when I'm with a bunch of people I get nervous and kind of embarrassed but I think it's fun. I really like it.

Do you have any pets and if so, what are they and what are their names? Poppy, 12, Poole

I have lots of pets. I have eight horses, six dogs, a fish, two cats and chickens. I used to have a rat, but he died. I think that's it. When I'm older I want my house to be a total zoo because I love animals.

Have you always wanted to be on TV? Holly, 12, Braintree

Yes. When I was younger I really wanted to do the singing thing. I didn't know all this was at all possible and now I think I wouldn't give it up for anything. I love it!

Do you prefer being Miley or Hannah? Grace, 11, Birmingham

Miley. The only bad thing about being Hannah is the wig is extremely hot and extremely itchy. So that's the only thing keeping me from saying Hannah because I love the make-up and all that kind of thing.

What is your favourite moment or episode from Hannah Montana? Naomi, 8, Glasgow AND Yumna, 10, London
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus meets her fans

There's some crazy things that happen in series two. I get spaghetti dropped on my head, I get tomato juice thrown on me, oh, and I get some new boys. So there's some new things that I think people will look forward to.

Last year, I feel like they had to distinguish the characters and say what was going on. Now they're really showing what they do when they're put in real-life situations, so it's like you're meeting the characters for the first time.

What do you do to relax when you are not singing or acting? Tiffany, 11

I really like just chilling with my friends and playing guitar. Also, this year, I've got really into yoga. I like to exercise, so I think that's fun to get all your energy out, because I've got a lot of energy all the time.

What inspired you to be an actress and singer? Sammy, 11, Chippenham

I think watching my dad and I love that even on our set now, everyone's like a family. I really like that.

I've always loved singing. I think it's a really good way to get out your feelings. And then acting's really cool too because you step aside from your life for a little bit and it's fun just to feel different things.

What is the weirdest thing you've been given by a fan? Homy, 14, Blackburn
Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana

I think the weirdest thing was actually on set. There was a little girl walking by and she had a really cool jacket and so I said "hey, I really like your jacket, where did you get it?". And she told me where she got it and then she left and I sat down eating my lunch.

Fifteen minutes later, she came back and she gave me her jacket. I was like "oh my gosh, I can't take your jacket it's freezing outside" and I was like no, no, no. Then she acted like she was going to walk away and then she threw it and gave it to me.

I tried not to take it and she threw it at me.

What is it like being three people; Miley Cyrus, Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana? Harini, 11, Grafton

I think Miley Cyrus gets a little bit confused when it's Hannah Montana and Miley Stewart . Sometimes, in the middle of a scene, I'm like, ok, who am I? What am I supposed to be fighting for right now?

And it's crazy some of the things I'll say because there are some things that Miley can do and Hannah can't. I noticed the other day I always wear a necklace that says Miley on it and I wore it as Hannah Montana and I'd kind of given it away. What was I thinking? So things like that I'll forget to do. Little things that could give it away.



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