Earlier this month we reported that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, retreated to his tour bus at bedtime to escape a pair of enthusiastic fans, but it seems the singer hasn’t always had the luxury of a bed to give up. It has been widely reported in the press this week that as a youngster the teen favourite slept in a basement council flat with mice for company and without a mattress to call his own. “I didn't have a real bed. I slept on a blue pull-out couch in my room,” the Sun quotes the Biebster as saying. The 17-year-old star made the comments as he expressed interest in taking on the part of orphan Oliver Twist in a new remake of the musical for the big screen.