Charlotte Church likes the tone smoking gives to her voice

Melbourne: Welsh singer Charlotte Church has revealed that she loves the tone smoking gives to her voice.

Church, 24, who has children Ruby, three, and 21-month-old Dexter with former fiance Gavin Henson, revealed that she has given up drinking alcohol but has no plans to quit smoking.

“I’m not drinking these days, so you’ve got to have one vice. I’ll stop before my kids notice,” the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.

“But I quite like the tone it’s giving my voice, lots of lovely depth, and I haven’t lost the top end at all. That’s my excuse,” she stated.

She also added that she plans to quit smoking for the sake of her children, and that it will also help her voice recover so she can go back to her classical roots.