Fleur East lost out on a part in ‘Empire’ because she had visa problems.
The ‘Sax’ hitmaker is busy with a number of ventures, and whilst she’s excited to be releasing new music soon, she was very disappointed that she couldn’t take up a role in Lee Daniels’ US musical drama series because she didn’t have the appropriate paperwork.
She said: “I have my fingers in so many pies. I have music that I recorded over a year-and-a-half ago when I was with Syco that is coming out at the end of the year and I’ve been doing a bit of acting as well. I came really close to being in ‘Empire’ but I didn’t have the right visa.”
Fleur recently launched the W8 GYM compact home workout system and she tries to use her equipment as soon as she gets up in the morning.
She said: “I work out about five days a week, usually first thing in the morning because it sparks my creativity. We’re doing an eight-week challenge with the W8 GYM family at the moment, so I post a workout at 8am every day and then have Saturday and Sunday off.”
If the former ‘X Factor’ star is struggling to find the motivation to work out, she turns to Instagram.
She explained to heat magazine: “I like to follow a lot of fitness people so when I’m in bed scrolling through my phone first thing and I look at people like Brittne Babe and Kayla Itsines, then I’m like, ‘OK, I just need to get out of bed.’ Or if I’m having a really slow morning, I’ll get up, brush my teeth and put my gym kit on before I do anything else.”