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Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts speaks about the dangers of tanning

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U.K. Daily Mail

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Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts

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Girls Aloud singer

Nicola Roberts

highlighting the dangers

of the tanning industry

in a new documentary.

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The 24-year-old will speak

to health experts and dermatologists

as she discovers the dangers of using

sunbeds and faux tan in new show

for BBC3.


In a disturbing image to promote

her new show What Would You Do

To Get A Tan?,

half of the star’s body is

digitally-manipulated to show the

harm that excessive tanning can

do to the skin.

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During Girls Aloud‘s early years,

the pale redhead used to spend

hundreds of pounds on tanning

products in an attempt to blend

her tanned,

glossy bandmates.

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After turning her back on

bronzing and learning to love

her pale complexion,

the Cheshire-native is finally

happier in her own skin.

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Roberts admits to be a

‘tanorexic’ in the past,

but after having an epiphany

three years ago,

has embraced her alabaster skin.

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She said:

‘I tried to cover up my

insecurities by turning

into a big-time tanorexic.”


‘I had every product

from every range.

It filled a shelf in my

bathroom and no matter

how exhausted I was,

I needed my fix.’

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Roberts was asked to present the

documentary after she previously

highlighted the danger of tanning drugs

on BBC News in November 2008.

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When she was interviewed

by Huw Edwards, she said:

‘I was very young when

I was using fake tan

and I didn’t care.’


‘I had a very narrow-minded

view on what was pretty and

what wasn’t.’


‘I automatically thought

that tanned was attractive.’


‘As I got older,

I realised fake tan was

rather messy and I wanted

to look cleaner,

classier and more demure.’

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‘I started looking at women

like Lily Cole and Sophie

Ellis Bextor –

beautiful women with

their pale skin,

rather than looking at the

run-of-the-mill, tanned,

average lady.’


‘I began to find it attractive,

rather than what I used

to find attractive.

I grew out of it.’


‘I feel that people injecting

themselves with a needle to

become brown is quite disturbing.

One –

it isn’t safe and two –

it’s not real.’

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