‘I didn’t learn my lines properly… I was a bit rubbish’: Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker reveals she auditioned for EastEnders but didn’t get the job amid financial woes
Bucks Fizz star Cheryl Baker has revealed she missed out on a job at EastEnders recently after a ‘rubbish’ audition.
The singer, 67, who has recently discussed her financial woes, said she didn’t get the part in the soap because she was nervous and ‘didn’t learn my lines properly’.
Cheryl is now begging BBC bosses to give her second chance after being left ‘totally broke’ amid the pandemic’.
Lost out: Bucks Fizz star Cheryl Baker has revealed she missed out on a job at EastEnders after a ‘rubbish’ audition
‘I auditioned for EastEnders recently but I didn’t get the part. I was a bit rubbish really. I was a bit nervous and didn’t learn my lines properly,’ Cheryl told the Daily Star.
‘I don’t watch any soaps – I’m not a big TV watcher at all. I think it was the part of the woman who runs the theatre school, which is something that I’ve done in the past.
‘It was in the midst of lockdown, my daughter was reading the other part and to be perfectly honest I didn’t learn my lines properly. I didn’t deserve the part. However, I’d like them to give me a second chance.’
Hopeful: Cheryl is now begging BBC bosses to give her second chance after being left ‘totally broke’ amid the pandemic’ (pictured EastEnders characters Mick and Linda Carter)
Cheryl added she is a ‘very optimistic person’ and is hopeful that ‘something better is around the corner’.
Earlier this month the songstress sold her 7ft ‘slightly stained’ circular mattress, but Cheryl said this wasn’t to aid her finances but because she needed to make home at her £1million home in Kent.
The Bucks Fizz star has been relying on £30 video messages to bring in some cash as well as royalties from the band’s music.
Cheryl reflected she has made some bad decisions in how she has spent her money over the years, including investing £200,000 in a film which flopped and gave her only £300 back, and £300,000 on two properties in Cape Verde.
‘Slightly stained but nothing nasty’: TEarlier this month the songstress sold her 7ft ‘slightly stained’ circular mattress
Help: In January, Cheryl told how her former Dancing On Ice partner Daniel Whiston offered to send her money after she was left ‘totally broke’ amid the pandemic (pictured in 2018)
Back in January, Cheryl told how her former Dancing On Ice partner Daniel Whiston offered to send her money after she was left ‘totally broke’ amid the pandemic.
The singer admitted she was struggling to pay her bills and taxes after work dried up thanks to lockdown restrictions.
Cheryl revealed that her friends and fans have kindly offered her money to keep her afloat after her gigs and shows were postponed or cancelled.
Speaking to The Sun after her initial money revelations, Cheryl told how pals including Dan and her bandmate Mike Nolan, as well as a fan in Australia, have offered to help her financially till she gets back on her feet.
Career: Cheryl, who shot to fame when band Bucks Fizz won Eurovision in 1981, now performs with bandmates Mike, 66, and Jay Aston, 59, as The Fizz (pictured in 1981)
She said: ‘Mike rang me and said, ‘I’m coming down on the train. Pick me up at the station, I’m bringing cash for you’.
‘My skating partner from Dancing On Ice, Dan Whiston, called and offered to send money. A fan in Australia put a call out, saying ‘Cheryl’s destitute, we need to start a collection’.’
Cheryl, who shot to fame when band Bucks Fizz won Eurovision in 1981, now performs with bandmates Mike, 66, and Jay Aston, 59, as The Fizz.
But the star hasn’t earned any money since October since a string of gigs and events were scrapped due to the pandemic, with Cheryl adding they had a tour planned in addition to festivals and eighties weekends.
She explained: ‘Everything was cancelled or postponed and now some of the dates that were postponed to the beginning of this year have been put back again. I’ve just been told one gig, set for March 6 this year, will be in 2022.’
She went on to say that she’s barely worked since March, with much of her family in the same boat as they too are in the entertainment business, adding that the industry she loves is ‘on its knees’.
Difficulties: Over the past few months, Cheryl has sold her car, let her cleaner and gardener go, turned down the heating, and no longer shops online or anywhere else for anything other than essentials (pictured on stage with The Fizz in 2011)
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