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Gary Numan: 'My wife does my make-up'

2 September 2011 Last updated at 12:54 BST

Gary Numan is most well known for his chart-topping 1979 hits Are Friends Electric? and Cars. He is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music and has gone on to inspire many current artists.

He joined BBC Breakfast to talk about his music and revealed that his wife helps him with his make-up.

Gary Numan has a new album out Dead Son Rising and starts a UK tour in the middle of September