Russell Brand and Louise Redknapp were both in the same year together at Italia Conti Performing Arts School and the comedian shared how he developed an “emotional longing” for the Eternal singer.
In his 2007 memoir, My Booky Wook, Russell spoke frankly of being “obsessed” with the then 16-year-old Louise.
These claims have resurfaced after the former BBC Radio presenter has been accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse at the height of his fame in an investigation by The Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches.
He has denied all allegations against him, saying he “absolutely refuted” the claims put to him by The Sunday Times and Channel 4 in their investigation.
Russell wrote: “I became obsessed with Louise. I spoke to her recently and she reminded me that I’d send her up to six letters a day.
“What on earth was I finding to write about? I hope to God these letters were bl***y short.”
However, he admitted his letters were long and “filled with longing” which he assured readers was “emotional more than sexual”.
He added: “I am sure you can imagine the sixteen-year-old Louise Nurding was pretty bl***y gorgeous.”
The star also wondered if Louise ever thought about what could have happened between the pair if they had taken the next step and she had not ended up marrying her ex-husband “handsome, intelligent, kind and lovely” Jamie Redknapp.
In 2019 during an appearance on Sunday Brunch, Louise discussed the “very sweet” letters from Russell.
“He used to write me a letter or a poem all the time and put it in my bag, at the end of my bag where I used to keep my tap shoes,” she giggled.
“I’m not even joking,” she added.
“He used to write me a poem every day.
“He was very talented back then, I mean, we were like 13,” she laughed.
Louise went on to joke it was a “shame” she didn’t keep the love notes from Russell, saying: “I could’ve put them in a book.”
When asked if Russell had also danced tap, she revealed they had often been partners.
“We used to do double work together,” she explained.
Over the weekend media outlets have detailed allegations from four women who have come forward with claims about incidents involving Russell taking place between 2006 and 2013.