Megan McKenna had elocution lessons
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 October 2017
Megan McKenna thought she needed to ditch her accent in order to make it as a pop star
Megan McKenna used to have elocution lessons.
The 'Only Way is Essex' star shot to Number 1 and 2 in the iTunes Download Chart last month with her singles 'High Heeled Shoes' and 'Far Cry From Love', but she has admitted she was convinced her accent would jeopardise her chance of carving out a country music career when she was younger so she went to speech classes.
Speaking on 'Good Morning Britain' on Wednesday (18.10.17), she said: "I used to have elocution lessons when I was growing up, and then it kind of got to the point where I was like, 'this is me'. I mean, look at Adele. She sings and she's not posh, posh, posh. But she's absolutely amazing. She's smashing it. She's global. I just think why change yourself? I'm going to stay as me."
Megan - who has always wanted to be a pop star - saw her music career rocketed after her three-part series 'There's Something About Megan', which saw her travel to Nashville to work on tracks and gain experience, hit screens in the UK in September.
And things are going so well for the 25-year-old beauty that she has decided to reduce the amount of time she spends filming for 'TOWIE' from the next series.
A source said recently: "Megan is reducing her hours so she can focus on chasing her country music dreams. She's filming less days with 'TOWIE' because of her increasing commitments to music."
Meanwhile, Megan and her on/off boyfriend Pete Wicks recently called time on their relationship after her new career came between them.
The turbulent couple - who started dating at the beginning of last year before splitting over the summer - have decided to go their separate ways once again following a series of blazing rows.