The Valleys Exclusive: Lateysha Tells MTV News Her Single Will "Shock People"
PLUS find out what's in store for the Welsh wonder in tomorrow's brand spanking new episode...
Fans of The Valleys will know that Cardiff’s resident Beyoncé, Lateysha Grace, has recorded her debut single, You Beautiful, set to be released next month.
And in tomorrow night's episode (1 April) Lateysha gets a taste of the high life when she records her first ever music video.
The reality TV queen-turned-singer and her US producer D-Jukes sat down exclusively with MTV UK to talk about working together and shocking the world.
Contrary to the way she sounds in the show, Lateysha insists: "I've actually got a good voice, people don't even understand. They just think I sing nursery rhymes for a living and I've got so much more to me than that.”
“People will know once they hear my song anyway, they'll be quite shocked,” adds the Welsh wonder. “All the people off The Valleys were like 'Oh my god this is actually good Teesh, we didn't even think you could sing' and I was like 'see? Told you.'"
American recording artist D-Jukes, who produced the track and appears alongside Latyesha in the vid, agrees: “It's going to shock the world."
Asked whether she'll make an album, though, Lateysha responds she’ll wait and see how the single performs before deciding.
“If it goes to number 1 or in the top 5 then I'll definitely make an album and I know everyone will love it," she revealed.
In tomorrow’s brand new episode of The Valleys, the cameras follow Lateysha as she plays pop star for her first music video. The vid also stars her housemates Jenna and Nicole, who are roped in to help when Teesh’s backing dancers miss their train!
But the girls are less than happy when the outdoor shoot gets off to a damp start. “I thought music videos were, like, shot in studios with like hair stylists and make-up artists,” Nicole vents. “Not in Port Talbot in the p*ssing down rain!”
Teesh, however, is too buzzed to take any notice, gushing: “I feel like J-Lo when she was Jenny from the block, but instead I’m Teesh Talbot!”
Catch the brand new episode of The Valleys Tuesday at 10pm only on MTV!