As The Voice returns to our screens, singer Bo Bruce, who was a finalist on the first series, gives an exclusive interview to ! magazine. Bo speaks of her double heartbreak at losing her mum Ros to pancreatic cancer last July, and having to sell the 4,500 acre family estate in Wiltshire.
The estranged daughter of the Earl of Cardigan, also spoke for the first time of her “cool” schoolfriend, the Duchess of Cambridge.
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Bo left the prestigious Marlborough school following a drug overdose, “I know how much anxiety I brought my mum in her life,” she told !. “I”d like to think I”d brought her joy, but I know I caused her stress and it was a brilliant feeling to know that before she died I could say “I am going to be ok”. She could feel a bit more at peace for me.”
In the emotional chat Bo tells of her upset at having to sell her family home Leigh Hill House, which was left in her mother”s will for Bo and brother Tom, 30, to raise cash. The singer, who reveals she”s currently sleeping in friends” spare rooms, said, “I”m totally rootless. I feel about 12, I need a mum, a dad and a house.”
Talking about her friendship with Kate and Pippa Middleton she added: “They were such cool girls at school and were both universally loved. Kate looks like a glamourous film star these days, she was always incredibly beautiful – I”m a big fan.”
To read more buy issue 1271 of !, out now.