Myleene Klass tells body trolls to Rachmanin-off!
MYLEENE KLASS has hit back at body trolls as it was announced she will front the relaunch of the Classic Brit Awards.
The former Hear’Say singer-turned-Classic FM host made it clear she had no time for anyone who doesn’t like her getting her kit off — branding their opinions ‘null and void’.
To promote her new MyBody fitness video, Myleene hasn’t shied away from posing in a series of empowering naked poses, but not everyone has enjoyed the sight.
Myleene told The Sun that some people had asked her ‘why she has her ass out’.
But Klass’s response to them was quite simple: ‘I’m like, “Sorry, your opinions do not pay my mortgage, therefore they are null and void.’
She added: ‘My body has made two amazing children, I’m nearly 40 years old, I can play the piano — you can say whatever you like to me but can you play a Rachmaninoff concerto?’
Myleene made the comments as it emerged that the Classic Brit Awards are making a return after a five-year hiatus — something Klass is very happy about.
She will be hosting alongside Pointless star Alexander Armstrong at London’s Royal Albert Hall and said: ‘It’s lovely to have it back, but I think the biggest message from this is that classical music always prevails — through rain, through sunshine, it makes it through and is back by popular demand. And rightly so.’
Myleene reckons that reality shows such as Britain’s Got Talent have played their part in boosting the genre.
‘We’ve had so many classical contestants come through that — Susan Boyle, Paul Potts, Tokio Myers, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Collabro, G4… you could go on,’ she said.
‘You’ve also got classical music in video games, or you watch The Apprentice and you hear Prokofiev’s Romeo And Juliet, or you watch Simon Cowell walking into The X Factor and he walks in to Carmina Burana.’
Klass believes classical music is shrugging off its ‘intimidating’ persona, describing composers such as Mozart, Beethoven or Elgar as ‘renegades’ — an apt word from a woman who could be described as one herself.
■ The Classic Brit Awards will take place on June 13 at The Royal Albert Hall, in partnership with Classic FM and ITV
Author: Anna Thomson