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Charlotte Church: I missed singing

Published 24/03/2010 | 15:05

Charlotte Church missed singing while she was out of the limelight
Charlotte Church missed singing while she was out of the limelight

Charlotte Church decided to return to the spotlight after realising she had made a habit of stealing the mic in karaoke bars.

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The 24-year-old has been enjoying a quiet life with rugby player Gavin Henson and their two children - Ruby, two, and 10-month-old Dexter - but is returning to the limelight by bringing out an album and judging Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

She told The Guardian: "I'd just been at home child-rearing etc and I knew I wanted to get back into music - I missed singing."

She added: "Every time we'd go out I'd end up in a karaoke bar and I'd completely steal the mic ... I thought, it's getting a little low rent Charl, come on now, you should probably do this again professionally.

"We're pretty cushty little hermits in Wales. So I was like, 'Shall I do this album, shall I do this show? Do I really want to be back in the public eye?' But then I decided, 'B****r it, I've gotta sing.'"

Charlotte has been working on her new album and feels it's a big improvement on her Crazy Chick pop debut.

She said: "I've been songwriting a lot recently, because I had stuff to say and because there's a little part of me that wants to be a poet, but also because nobody really writes songs for my range.

"When I listen back to ... Tissues And Issues, that was kind of my first try at writing, and I think ahhh! So little! And I might think that of this album in 10 years' time. But I don't think so. I think it's a hell of a lot better."

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