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No Guinness, it's yoga for me says Heidi


Heidi Range. Photo: PA

Heidi Range. Photo: PA

Heidi Range. Photo: PA

MOST visitors to Dublin while away the hours downing pints of Guinness, soaking up the ambience and wandering the cobbled streets.

But not former Sugababe Heidi Range.

The Freak Like Me singer plans on spending most of her time in the city getting hot and sweaty at Bikram yoga classes.

"I really want to find a place in Dublin to do Bikram. I have a trainer back home so I want to go to intense classes so I can stay in shape, and Bikram is meant to be great," she said.


"I've been to Dublin a good few times with the Sugababes so it'll be nice coming back."

Range is starring in feel-good musical Happy Days which is at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from February 4-8.

She plays motorbike enthusiast Pinky Tuscadero in the retro spectacular.

"I'm the Fonz's love interest," she said. "She's been out of town for a bit on her motorbike, doing stunts.

"But she comes back to try and save Arnold's Diner. I'm quite like her – we're both feisty but I'm a bit more girly."

The Sugababes were one of the most fractious pop groups of the Noughties – Siobhan Donaghy left, Heidi came on board, there were rumours Keisha Buchanan was tough as nails, long-limbed Jade Ewen was brought in and then it all sort of fizzled out two years ago.

Since then, Range has been in reality TV shows Dancing on Ice and Celebrity MasterChef. But she says there is nothing like performing live.

"It's similar to being in a band, but I think it's more fun. I think it's more fun when you're pretending to be someone else," she said.

"My dream is to perform in the West End, so hopefully Happy Days will go there," Range added.