Popstar to Operastar: Cheryl Baker banned from booze

Cheryl Baker: Told to lay off the booze

Cheryl Baker has been banned from drinking while she competes on Popstar to Operastar. The Bucks Fizz star has been told by her coaches, including Katherine Jenkins, who is a judge on the ITV1 show, to lay off the alcohol in order to protect her vocal chords and give her the best chance of winning.

She said: “We’ve all been warned to protect our voices. You’re not meant to drink alcohol but have lots of water. So everyone is saying, ‘No Bucks Fizz.’ Ha! I’m not meant to drink milk or eat cheese or chocolate. Dairy products clog up your chords. But you are meant to get lots of sleep. Some chance!”

Cheryl, 57, says if she makes it through to the final she wants to be able to sing one of Buck Fizz’s biggest hits in a opera-style.

She added to the Daily Star newspaper: “I’ve said to the producers if I reach the finals of ‘Popstar to Operastar’ then those of us left should be allowed to sing one of our own famous songs in an opera style.

“Joe McElderry and Claire Richards are the ones to beat. But we all get along and support each other.”

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