She's known as the UK's sweetheart, but things could have turned out very different for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

The pop star opened up to Ant and Dec in a one-off ITV documentary, When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust. 

Cheryl is featured in the documentary and candidly reveals that she could have turned to drugs or a life of crime if it weren't for the dance academy she attended when she was young.

The X Factor judge said, "If I didn't have [my dancing], and I wasn't lucky enough to come to dance classes or had that discipline instilled in me, I could have gone anywhere.

"I could have been a drug addict, I could have been in prison. Any route could have happened had I not had have this opportunity."

The hitmaker became an ambassador for the Prince's Trust in 2011 and since then she has set up two sister charities that help support disadvantaged kids in her hometown.