Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.
I always wanted to act and sing, but my first love was ballet.
Dad worked in a warehouse when I was little and I didn't see him for three years as he was doing all the overtime God gave him to buy me new ballet shoes, or a new tutu.
Everyone thinks that just because you have a Scouse accent, then you must be 'on the rob'.
Ballet is such a disciplined craft and it has given me a good grounding.
I know people will think it's funny because I've done glamour modelling in the past, but I felt embarrassed about my body and just wanted to cover it up.
I just wanted to perform, to sing, dance and act.
If it's supposed to be a really passionate snog, you slip the tongue in.
My name's Jennifer Ellison and one day I'm going to be famous!
I want to have a family and I'd like to live in a lovely big house, with a massive driveway and gates and loads of kids.
I want to be the best mum and I want everything to be perfect - I want a fairy tale really.
I was performing from the age of three.
I love performing on stage the most. It's getting that instant reaction from a live audience. There are no boundaries, you can take your character as far as you want to, you can be the craziest person ever.
I used to be such a daredevil but now I'm much more cautious.
I want to tell people that I had post-natal depression because there is so much stigma around the subject and there shouldn't be.
I'm an addict for underwear.
I think because I did a lot of modelling and appeared in lads mags a lot of women didn't necessarily warm to me. But now I have been through childbirth, post-natal depression and struggled with my weight, women seem to relate to me a lot more.
I'd already put on a bit of weight before I got pregnant.
If the press see you looking normal they can suddenly be 'oh, she's got a spot on her face, she's having a bad day'. That can be quite cruel.
The prima ballerinas who taught me were far more scary than Gordon Ramsay. They'd scream at me and pull my legs and arms, so after them Gordon was a piece of cake.
I wanted to have a go at a pop career. My first single, 'Baby I Don't Care', was a hit, and the second, 'Bye Bye Boy', reached the Top 20.
I came out of the womb born to sing and dance. I have to follow my heart.
I eat a lot of chicken with salad or salmon with salad.
I don't do faddy diets any more. I once did a no-carbs diet a few years ago but it made me depressed. I couldn't be doing with that!
I got a mortgage at 17! I didn't even know you could get a mortgage at 17.
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