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Cheryl Fergison scoops £10,000 for north Kent and Bexley children's hospice chYps

PUBLISHED: 13:55 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:40 01 July 2013

Cheryl Fergison as Dusty Springfield. Pic by ITV

Cheryl Fergison as Dusty Springfield. Pic by ITV

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Former Eastenders star Cheryl Fergison won £10,000 for north Kent and Bexley children's hospice at home charity chYps on Saturday (June 29).

She is taking part in ITV game show Your Face Sounds Familiar where six celebrities appear as iconic singers and belt out their hits. Cheryl won the first live show against contestants such as Emma Bunton and Julian Clary.

Cheryl, who dazzled as 60s icon Dusty Springfield, looked stunned as judges Alesha Dixon and Paddy McGuinness made their decision.

She said afterwards: “I am so proud and chuffed to have won the money for chYps.

“I was absolutely terrified before I went on but I loved every minute of the performance. I am so grateful to everyone who voted for me. The money will make a difference and it means everything to be able to create national awareness of chYps and the vital care they provide to very ill children.”

Cheryl will be performing as Anastasia on Saturday (July 6) and added: “It’s going to be a challenge performing as Anastasia this weekend, but I am really looking forward to it. I hope everyone gets behind me again and votes.”

The celebrity with the most points at the end of each show will receive £10,000 for a charity of their choice with a further grand prize pot of £50,000 for the series champion.

Your Face Sounds Familiar will be screened on Saturday’s at 7.30pm for the next five weeks.

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