Welsh pop star Charlotte Church is taking dance lessons with celebrity trainer KEVIN ADAMS, in a bid to beat her expanding waistline.

The CRAZY CHICK hitmaker, famed for her fluctuating figure, hopes the energetic routines will help her lose weight, because she hates the idea of going to the gym.

The 19-year-old soprano has also pledged to cut down on her notorious drinking binges, in a bid to lower her calorie intake.

She says, "I love dancing and I'd rather dance to shape up than hit the gym.

"I can lose weight if I cut out the lash - but there's no way I will ever become a skinny Minnie.

Adams, star of BBC talent TV show Fame Academy, says, "It'll be a real honour to teach Charlotte and we can do loads of street dance.

"That's great for firming up."