Leona Lewis Explains Why ‘Gossip Girl’ Hunk Chace Crawford Stars In Her Video

'I'm a big 'Gossip Girl' fan,' Grammy-nominated singer says; Crawford stars in 'I Will Be" video.

In case you were wondering just why “Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford ended up in the new [artist id="2490602"]Leona Lewis[/artist] music video for [url id="http://newsroom.mtv.com/2009/01/26/chace-crawford-inspires-a-list-of-our-favorite-music-video-cameos/"]“I Will Be”[/url] as the video’s resident eye candy, Grammy-nominee Lewis has revealed the big reason as to why she cast him in her video.

“I’m a big ‘Gossip Girl’ fan,” she told The Associated Press. “I love that show. I just love it. We get it back home [in England], but it’s like one season back, so it’s kind of hard to catch up, but I love it.”

And just why is the series the singer’s guilty pleasure? “I don’t know. I just love the fashion,” she said. “It’s fun and I think it’s a very cool series.”

The singer also talked a bit about the other British female contenders who have found themselves with Grammy nominations, as the British pop invasion has became decidedly saturated by pretty girls with big voices.

“They’re just so talented — Amy Winehouse, Adele, Duffy,” she said. “Just really talented singers and they’ve been given opportunities. If you have the right talent you can get to where you want to be.”

The 22-year-old also opened up about the deluxe edition release of her album, Spirit, which topped the U.S. charts on its release last year, and what extras the fans can expect from it. “There’s been remixes of ‘Bleeding Love’ done that people have been like, ‘I need to get my hands on this but haven’t been able to,’ ” she said. “We’ve included that and we’re including the single ‘Run.’ [It also has] the making-of, behind-the-scenes things. It’s really good.”

Finally the Brit revealed that she has yet to decide what she’ll be wearing to the big ceremony and who she’ll be taking as her date for the night. “I’m just thinking about the outfit. We’re really going for it. I’m getting quite a few outfits together. I’m not sure who I’m going to wear.

When asked who her date for the big night will be, she joked,
“Probably Clive!,” referring to Clive Davis, the head of her American label, who has taken a big role in the singer’s career. “I don’t know!”

Maybe Chace is free that night …