Nick Carter refuses to accept the Backstreet Boys are too old to compete in the charts - pointing out, incorrectly, that he's younger than JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.

The band recently reunited, 13 years after they formed, but Carter is keen to remind his fans that he was only 12 when he began his music career.

However, at 25, Carter is almost exactly a year younger than 24-year-old Timberlake.

He says, "I'm only 25. It's just that I started when I was a kid, so people expect me to be older than I am. I'm actually younger than Justin Timberlake, so I'm not worried."

24/05/2005 21:16