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Sugababes is off agenda but I'm sweet on Strictly; Heidi Range on why she's happy with life and her health and beauty secrets.


HEIDI Range found fame with girl band Sugababes, best known for their hits Round Round, Push the Button and About You Now.

Here the 31-year-old Liverpudlian singer, who was once engaged to DJ Dave Berry, talks about dieting, her love life and swapping showbiz for DIY. It's been 18 months since the Sugababes split. Any plans for a reunion? We have no plans. I feel lucky to have been in the band for 11 years, but I was definitely ready for the break.

Do you keep in touch with the other girls? We text every now and then, and keep in touch over Twitter.

So what are you working on now? I have bought an old to warehouse in London with my boyfriend Alex Partakis (a property developer) and we're doing it up.

IAre you still in showbiz? I would love to do a West End show. I've been having acting classes, and it would be amazing to perform on stage again. I toured with Happy Days last year and I loved performing in front of an audience.

And I'd love to do Strictly - that would be such fun. I'm sure the training would be tough but I'm pretty good at rising to a challenge. So Dancing on Ice in 2012 didn't put you off? No, I lost a lot of weight and was very trim when I did that show, but that wasn't just down to the four hours of training a day. I was also going through a very stressful time in my personal life.

What's your ideal weight? My body is comfortable at 8st 7lb. I dropped below a few years ago and didn't feel great.

But now I'm a few pounds over, which is why I've teamed up with Nature's Way carb-blockers and I've started to see a shift in my weight. How do you stay in shape? I see a personal trainer three times a week and have taken up running. I signed up for a 5k to raise money for a cancer charity and I'm enjoying it.

Do you watch what you eat? I'm a savoury person so I love pizza and bread. During the week I try to stick to healthy stuff, then I indulge at the weekend.

What is your guilty pleasure? Wine. A glass of wine makes me happy.

What's your favourite and least favourite body part? I like my tummy. The first place I lose weight is on my stomach. When I gain weight it goes straight to my bottom. What's the beauty product you can't live without? Johnson's face wipes. I also love my MAC Liquid Eye Liner because it doesn't smudge. How will you celebrate your birthday on Saturday? My boyfriend is taking me away somewhere. I have no idea where.

Is a proposal on the cards? I try not to think about it - I could be waiting a long time. ?Heidi is taking Nature's Way White Kidney Bean Extract, which has been shown to lower the GI of foods - PS9.99 for 60 capsules,

So and. During the week I try to stick to healthy stuff, then I indulge at the weekend


WEAKNESS Heidi loves a glass of wine. Pic: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Audi UK

IN TOUCH She still texts and tweets Keisha Buchanan and Amelle Berrabah

CHALLENGE With Dancing on Ice partner Andrei Lipanov

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 21, 2015
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