Scottish singer Susan Boyle dreamed of becoming a journalist as she was growing up.

The star, who shot to fame on U.K. Tv show Britain's Got Talent in 2009, pored over local newspapers when she was a youngster and dream of landing a job as a reporter.

Boyle now admits she feels strange to see herself mentioned in the publications she wanted to work for.

She tells Scottish newspaper the Daily Record, "In our house we used to get the Record every day... all the time. The first time I saw myself in the Record it took a while to realise it was actually me. When I was at school I wanted to be a journalist..."