Cheryl Fernandez-Versini says she could’ve turned to drugs if she’d not taken up dancing

The singer’s admitted she could have easily gone down the wrong pat


by Ellie Henman |
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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has opened up about the dance classes that put her on the straight and narrow as a child. Appearing alongside Ant and Dec’s on ITV’s 40 Years of The Prince's Trust, Cheryl spoke to the duo about the Campbell Dance Centre in Newcastle and explained how they kick started her incredible career.

“It's so important that when you're younger and you have something that you're disciplined in, something that you enjoy. It sets you up for the rest of your life,” Cheryl, 32, said.

“If I didn't have this and I wasn't lucky enough to come to dance classes or have that discipline instilled in me, I could have gone anywhere. I could have been a drug addict, I could have been in prison. Any route could have happened had I not have had this opportunity.”

Ant agreed with Cheryl and spoke about his acting break on Byker Grove, adding: “Lord knows what would have happened, probably the same route, you don't know.”


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