Church's Paris ban
13:30 30 August 2006
Charlotte Church stopped Paris Hilton from appearing on her TV show after the American socialite demanded £350,000.
Charlotte, whose debut TV show starts this Friday (01.09.06) on Channel 4, said Paris wanted the "obscene" amount to be interviewed.
She told Britain's Radio 1: "We asked Paris to be on the show. I thought it would be funny to make fun out of her because she's such an airhead but she wanted a ridiculous amount of money. Having her on would have cost us the price of a big house - £350,000. It's pathetic. It's not as if she would say anything earth changing."
Charlotte also revealed that she would be singing the theme song to the show, and that one of the verses will be changed every week to make it topical.
Despite looking forward to the start of the programme, the Welsh singer admits it has been hard work.
She said: "It's not just a chat show. There will be a band on every show as well as a comedian and there will be comedy sketches too.
"I'm really looking forward to doing it. I thought it would be nice to have a break from singing, but I never realised how much hard work it would be.
"When you're recording you have to spend so much time doing promotional work it can be really tiring so I thought this would be easier. But I was so wrong. I've been working like a donkey."
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