Cheryl, last night made her comeback to live TV with an emotional and inspiring interview on BBC 1’s The One Show! The kindhearted former X Factor judge appeared on the topical show alongside Esther Rantzen in order to talk about the NSPCC charity Childline.
Cheryl is the new face of the children’s charity which aims to help young people all over the UK!
During the interview Cheryl chatted to hosts Alex Jones, and Matt Baker about her new ambassador role, and how she felt as a teenager, saying; “Kids just don’t have the courage to talk to someone”.
The empathetic singer reached out to young people telling them that “it will get better” and also spoke about her own problems with cyber bullying admitting that it used to hurt but she now has a “come at me bro” attitude.
The gorgeous 33-year-old also opened up about her own battle with her teen years; “I was just a general worrier, it’s in my nature, I would worry about the world, I’d worry sick if I saw something on the news. I was quite a depressed teenager to be honest, I didn’t enjoy them at all. Worried about exams, everything. I worried I was going to be failure.”
She also sympathised with young people who feel so lost and depressed that they turn to harming themselves, saying; “It breaks my heart to think that you’re in that much pain that you turn to harming yourself as a release. It’s a massive, massive problem.”
The star also opened up about her own life and mistakes, saying: “I’m not ashamed that I’ve been through hard times and made mistakes, it’s important that people don’t expect to live a perfect life”
During the interview Childline creator Esther Rantzen also praised Cheryl for being a great role model to young people.
After the show ended, social media was awash with high praise for Cheryl;
Reggie ‘N’ Bollie who were mentored by the ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ hitmaker on last years X Factor tweeted a message of support for their “boss”
— Reggie n Bollie (@ReggieNBollie) November 2, 2016
Former X Factor stars Louisa Johnson, and Jake Quickenden also praised the Geordie babe;
Thought Cheryl was really good on the one show…. nice honest down to earth lady??
— Jake Quickenden (@JakeQuickenden) November 2, 2016
Others took to Twitter to admit they had seen a different side to Cheryl;
— MimiJ (@MimiJ9) November 2, 2016
Good luck with @childline
— Daniel Fox (@danielfoxfm) November 2, 2016
Charity accounts also thanked the pop star for being so open and honest and for raising awareness for Childline;
— Worth-it Positive Education (@WorthitCIC) November 2, 2016
— GrosvenorCounselling (@Grovcounselling) November 2, 2016
— AWARE (@AwareNI) November 2, 2016
Other users praised the ‘Only Human’ singer for being an inspiration and helping countless young people;
Really enjoyed watching @CherylOfficial on the one show such an inspiration ?? xx
— Nicky_J? (@NTribbeck) November 2, 2016
— Simon Maddison (@dann2_simon) November 2, 2016
— AMINUR RAHMAN ???? (AMIN) (@Aminurahman) November 2, 2016
The One Show also confirmed that they had received huge praise for their special Childline episode;
— BBC (@AboutTheBBC) November 3, 2016
You can watch the full interview here:
For more information on the work of Childine and how to get help, please visit their official website.
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