Cheryl announced as the new face of charity campaign

The singer wants to make a difference


Cheryl has been announced as the new face of the charity Childline.

The former X Factor judge will front a campaign film, which sees her voice replaced by young people talking about their problems, including a boy too frightened to tell his dad he is gay and a teenage girl who talks about being sexually abused at home.

According to the BBC, Cheryl said, “As a teenager I was aware of Childline, but like so many others I mistakenly thought it was just for young kids.

“The reality is that it doesn’t matter whether you are at primary, secondary school or college, or how big or small your problem is, Childline is there for you.”

The charity was founded by Dame Esther Rantzen in 1986, and she said, “We are really excited at the awareness that Cheryl will bring to the service, and in particular how she will enable us reach out to even more desperately unhappy young people with nowhere else to turn.

“She fully understands the new dangers young people face today such as sexting and cyber-bullying.

“The reality is that whatever the age or the problem Childline is a free, confidential helpline for any young person – a message that Cheryl will help us take to a whole new audience now that she has joined the team.”

Meanwhile, Cheryl is set to make her return to TV tonight, as it’s rumoured that she’s expecting her first child.