Charlotte Church vows to keep her kids off the stage

Former child star Charlotte Church has vowed never to allow her kids to pursue a career in showbusiness, because she is "worried" about the effects of life in the spotlight.

The singer, who shot to fame at the age of 11, has two children by her ex-boyfriend Gavin Henson - daughter Ruby, four, and three-year-old son Dexter, and she reveals the tots are already showing signs of following her career path - having inherited mum's singing skills. But she's reluctant to put them on a stage.

Church tells talk show host Graham Norton, "They have lovely little voices but it's difficult, I am reticent, really worried."

When Norton then pressed her as to whether the youngsters will be child stars, she replied, "There is no way, there is not a cat in hell's chance."