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Cheryl Fenandez-Versini saved by dance

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Cheryl Fenandez-Versini saved by dance

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini thinks she could have been a "drug addict" if she didn't have dance lessons.

The 'Only Human' singer thinks her life would have turned out very differently if it weren't for the "discipline" her classes taught her, as well as giving her something to focus on.

She said: "If I didn't have [my dancing], and I wasn't lucky enough to come to dance classes or had 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 had have this opportunity."

And Cheryl - who shot to fame after winning a place in Girls Aloud on TV talent show 'Popstars: The Rivals' in 2002 - thinks her dance background set her up for all her future success.

Asked when she started dancing, she told presenters Ant and Dec on ITV documentary 'When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of The Prince's Trust': "Three or four, yeah. 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 became an ambassador for the Prince's Trust in 2011 and has set up two sister organisations to help support disadvantaged children in her native Newcastle.