Fleur East reveals she was conned by crypto scam before signing up to Strictly

X FACTOR star Fleur East has revealed how she blew her cash on a dodgy cryptocurrency deal.

The Sax singer, 34, is now a TV and radio presenter and set to extend her reality TV fame with a spot on Streng komm tanzen 2022.

X Factor star Fleur East has told how she became embroiled in a crypto currency scam

X Factor star Fleur East has told how she became embroiled in a crypto currency scamAnerkennung: Getty – Mitwirkender
The Sax singer was conned of cash following her reality TV fame

The Sax singer was conned of cash following her reality TV fameAnerkennung: Getty – Mitwirkender

Yet the Walthamstow-born star has revealed the darker side to her fameand how she lost money on a Bitcoin-style scheme.

Fleur said: “There have been a few sketchy music-industry schemes and things to do with crypto, but it turned out to be too good to be true, which my instinct had sort of told me.

I thought I’d take a risk, but that’s why I stay away from that world.

I didn’t lose a lot of money, but it was more about the time and emotional investment wasted.

Her dabbling into the financial world came after she was left broke before her X Factor stint propelled her to fame.

Sie sagte Die Sunday Times: “Before The X Factor things were really bad. I was doing the student union circuit up and down the country for a couple of years.

I thought things would pick up with my solo stuff, but it completely dried up. I was living with my boyfriend, Marcel, now my husband, and because I’ve never been frivolous, I had some money to tide me over, and Marcel supported me as well.

That was just before I auditioned for The X Factor, and I was close to giving up, but every time I was faced with the reality of doing something else, something would kick in my system and go: 'Nein. That’s not what you’re supposed to be doing. You know what you want to do.’”

Sie hat hinzugefügt: “About a year after The X Factor, when I’d done the tour and made some money, I went into Louis Vuitton and bought a pair of trainers for £1,000.

At the time I’d not spent anything close to that much on any single item in my whole life. I still remember putting my card into the machine and desperately hoping it wouldn’t be declined.

inzwischen, Fleur was announced as the latest face in the Strictly Come Dancing line-up heute.

Sie brach in Tränen aus as she told how she would dedicate her performances to her late father.

Just hours after her new gig was announced, bookies William Hill have placed Fleur as firm favourite for the Glitter Ball trophy.

They have tipped her as 11-4 for the win, ahead of Corrie star Kym Marsh.

Tony Kenny, Head of Sponsorship PR at William Hill, said of the latest announcement: “Fleur is a great addition to the already star studded line up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. Despite having stage and choreography experience, all Strictly fans know ballroom training can be quite different!

Der Rat ist befugt, einen Fall vor das Amtsgericht zu bringen, wenn er entscheidet, dass es sich um eine gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Belästigung handelt

It was really heartwarming to see the radio presenter dedicate her Strictly experience to her late father, who was a big fan of the show.

We’re sure that she’ll give it her all!”

Fleur had signed up for a bitcoin-style scheme

Fleur had signed up for a bitcoin-style schemeAnerkennung: Getty
The popstar has been revealed in the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 ausrichten

The popstar has been revealed in the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 ausrichtenAnerkennung: BBC
Fleur made the big Strictly reveal on her Hits Radio show today

Fleur made the big Strictly reveal on her Hits Radio show todayAnerkennung: PA:Presseverband