Teen soprano Charlotte Church was offered cocaine at a celebrity bash when she was thirteen years old - yards from where her mother was standing.

The VOICE OF AN ANGEL singer, now 18, had to grow up fast when superstardom first beckoned, and her brushes with drug users have made her determined to steer clear of illicit substances.

Church says, "When I was 13 someone came up to me at a big celeb do and said, 'Do you want a line of coke?' At 13!

"I said, 'Mum, that man just offered me some white powder,' and she was like, 'Where? What man? Show me now.'

"I'd never do drugs now."

20/04/2004 13:38