Strict mother Annie Lennox banned her children from eating sugary snacks while they were growing up.

The former Eurythmics star is mum to two daughters, Lola and Tali, from her second marriage to record producer Uri Fruchtmann, but her kids insist she was not a lax showbiz parent.

Tali, who is now a model, reveals her famous mother issued a candy ban in their house and demanded impeccable manners at all times.

She says, "She told me that it was important to treat people well, no matter who they are or what they do. My sister Lola and I had to have good manners.

"We grew up knowing certain standards of behaviour were expected. But mum was quite strict about things like junk food. She'd throw away our party bags and Halloween sweets because she didn't want us consuming too much sugar."