British vocal coach, television presenter and session singer who became known for appearing on the talent contests, Fame Academy, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, and Pop Idol.
She contracted Crohn's Disease when she was 18 years old and first started her career as a singer in the pop group, Sweet Dreams, in 1983.
She has also been a reporter on BBC One's magazine program, The One Show, in 2010.
She married her husband, David, and they had four children: Olivia, Talia, Imogen and an adopted son.
She and Kelly Rowland were interviewed on the ITV documentary, The Talent Show Story, in 2012.