Exclusive details about the new ITV show that i’ll be singing on

Hello lovely readers,

Since I’ve been back from my lovely relaxing break, it’s been all go with numerous trips to London because alongside Emmerdale I’m also working on a new ITV show called Your Face Sounds Familiar. Basically it’s a Saturday night singing show with a twist and i’m very excited to be taking part! There are six contestants who have to perform live as a different music icon every week, with the artist being completely random – I have no idea who I’m going to end up being, I just know I have a week to ‘become’ that person – vocally and visually!

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I had to have my face cast for the programme in case they need to make any prosthetics

Although I do sing this is a huge challenge because impersonating someone is a completely different skill, but one that I’m really looking forward to learning and most importantly it’s an opportunity for me to raise awareness and much needed funds for a charity that is very close to my heart, Bliss, for babies born too soon, too small, too sick. T

The show starts at the end of the month but we are very busy getting ready for it, my high/low light has been having a face cast done in case we need any prosthetics making. For someone who has a fear of being suffocated, let me tell you it was hell! Having at least an inch thick of liquid rubber set onto your face before then having it paper mached is not my most favourite experience and I have to say I did struggle as I also had a terrible cold, but the production staff were amazing and really helped to keep me calm. Well we’ve got roughly 3 weeks before we go live, so I’ll keep you posted with how it’s going and whether the nerves are kicking in.

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I tried my hand at cricket last weekend

The weather was perfect for the Emmerdale cricket team’s charity match against the West Yorkshire police at Headingley stadium in Leeds this weekend. Despite only having played cricket once before, I somehow managed to get myself roped into being in the team. Now I’m not sure if either a) this cricket lark isn’t actually as hard as the boys were making out, b) I just got lucky with where I decided to stand or c) the boys had actually strategically positioned me away from where the ball was likely to go – I didn’t seem to do very much except stand and top up my tan in the sun and do the odd little jog backwards to widen the fielding range. Either way I had a very enjoyable time even though we lost. We finished the day in a very nice beer garden, eating and drinking in the sun….lovely!

Speak very soon!

Love Natalie xx

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