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Church puts music career on hold
Charlotte Church
The Charlotte Church Show features interviews and comedy
Charlotte Church, who made her name as a teenage classical music star, is putting her singing career on hold.

The 20-year-old has said she wants to concentrate on her television career after Channel 4 commissioned two more series of her show.

The Friday night programme combined comedy and chat and had an audience of around 1.9 million.

Her spokesman said she would "think hard" about a new recording contract after completing the show's run.

He added that she was thoroughly enjoying working on the show but it left little time for any other major work.

Internet release

"The show will take months to film and then taking into account having a break it will be 18 months before she returns to the idea of a recording contract.

"When she does, it could be she is interested in the sort of album you work on yourself and put out over the internet," the spokesman said.

Church become the youngest artist to top the classical chart following the release of her debut album Voice Of An Angel in 1998.

Her pop album, Tissues and Issues, reached number five in the mainstream chart.

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