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The one and only Miss Piggy opens up to Paul Bridgewater about the songs that inspire her.

As an actress, singer, diva, fashionista and self-described paradigm of porcine pulchritude, Miss Piggy's influence and impact on music, culture, and celebritude is second to none.

In the run-up to her upcoming appearance in London this July - the first ever live Muppet stage performance in Europe - we met the divine Miss P to find out about the songs that have most influenced her life and her career.

"New Rules" by Dua Lipa

"This is a fave! It totally captures my attitude about life since I stopped going the co-dependent route with the frog. Now that I’m a free spirit, I definitely got new rules. Dua Lipa, you go girl!"

"Diva" by Beyonce

"It’s so totally moi! It’s my story. I mean, if it wasn’t my good friend Beyonce who recorded this, I might have gone after her for identity theft! Love you Bey!"

"Fell In Love With A Girl" by The White Stripes

"As far as I know Jack White, who I’ve worked with and who adores me, didn’t write this song about moi, but he might as well have. And now that I’m single, unencumbered and dating prodigiously, this song gives moi a unique persective on how those who go out with me must feel. I mean when you hear 'Fell in love with a girl / I fell in love once and almost completely”, who else could they possibly be singing about?"

"I Will Survive" By Gloria Gayner

" A classic. When I need to get psyched up before a date, a live appearance, a photo shoot, an interview or just for stepping out of the limo to face the hordes of paparazzi, Gloria Gaynor’s anthem is moi’s go-to song. Try it. You’ll be ready to walk through walls."

"The Greatest" By SIA

"And I quote 'I'm free to be the greatest, I'm alive / I'm free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest / The greatest, the greatest alive / The greatest, the greatest alive.' After I’ve walked through those walls, they play this!"

"I Wont' Back Down" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"Oh, I miss dear Tom. Such a great artist. And no song of his speaks to me like this one. It’s not only uplifting and empowering, but it really rattles the studio bosses when you play it during contract negotiations."

"Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen

"I’ve always loved Queen – both the rock group and Her Majesty – and I did a world-shattering version of the song Bohemian Rhapsody, but when it comes to capturing what it’s like to face the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and always come out on top, this is my favorite. I sing it after dates and contract negotiations."

"Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" by Elton John (feat Kiki Dee)

"Moi sang this with Sir Elton back when he was just plain Elton. And while I don’t think it was the sole reason he was knighted, I know it had a huge influence on getting him that OBE. I’m fond of Elton and moi’s version, but I must say that dear Kiki Dee did a darling duet too."

"Don't Look Back in Anger" by Oasis

"That’s how I roll: No regrets. I never look back in anger. That’s what publicists and agents are for."

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