Stacey Solomon says her days as a singer are over - for one simple reason
13.02.2024 - 08:45
When 19-year-old Stacey Solomon first appeared on our screens singing her spine-tingling version of What A Wonderful World on The X Factor in 2009, viewers fell in love with her. Stacey was mentored by Dannii Minogue and performed hits including Coldplay's The Scientist, Dusty Springfield's Son Of A Preacher Man and Queen's Who Wants To Live Forever. At the final she performed with Michael Bublé and came third behind Olly Murs and Joe McElderry.
These days she presents her hit show Sort Your Life Out where she reorganises and declutters a house in just a week.
It’s hard work, but Stacey loves it. As long as her TV career continues, she has no plans to release any music – even though she enjoys singing. “I love singing but I don’t love it as a job,” she says.
“Does that sound weird? I enjoy it but I find it so nerve-racking to do it for a job. I much prefer being in the presenting role. I love meeting and talking to people.” Fifteen years after her X Factor debut, Stacey has gone from being a struggling single mum to one of television’s biggest stars.
All the while, she’s raising her five children, Zachary, 15, Leighton, 11, Rex, four, Rose, two, and Belle, 12 months, with husband, Joe Swash, who is the father of her three youngest and is also dad to 16-year-old Harry from a previous relationship. “People will say, ‘Oh you work hard,’” says Stacey. “But the reality is I got so lucky.
I worked really hard and gave it my absolute best, but I still have been lucky to have fallen into those situations where somebody gave me an opportunity. Honestly, I’m just running with it. I’ll keep going until it finishes.” Stacey must be doing something right because she’s back on our screens with a fourth series of her Sort Your Life Out.