Leona Lewis, the first UK woman in 21 years to top the US Billboard Hot 100, has announced an exciting new concept album to celebrate her success.
Ms Lewis is to sing a range of traditional cockney songs. "I can't Adam and Eve it" She said, using her traditional cockney rhyming slang for the word believe." She continued: "If someone had told me I'd be a chicken dinner (winner) over here, I;d have said you were talking a load of English Lit."
She will be doing covers of the lovable cockney rockers - or rockneys as they aren't known - Chas n Dave, as well as doing some numbers from realistic cockney impersonators Audrey Hepburn and Dick Van Dyke from My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins.
"I have to give my the thanks to the guv'nor Mr Cowell"Leona said."He can be a James Blunt at times, but basically he is a rubber glove."