Cher CONFIRMS plans to tour UK after 14 years away


Global superstar has spoke of her love of the United Kingdom and how much she wants to perform here again in an interview with .

The 72-year-old has been in the country this week to promote , in which she appears.

She plays the grandmother of Amanda Seyfried’s character and mother of Meryl Streep’s, despite being just three years older.

Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, hasn’t appeared in a film since 2011’s Zookeeper and hasn’t toured since 2014.

She has, however, performed in Las Vegas and Washington D.C. the past two years for her Classic Cher residency.

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ICON: Cher spoke of plans to tour the UK on Lorraine

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FAREWELL: Cher’s last tour in the UK was in 2004

“This country is so special to me”


This year she is heading to Australia and New Zealand for her Here We Go Again Tour, after headlining Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

But on today’s Lorraine, the mum-of-two confessed she’d love to bring her music back to the UK too.

She said: “I hope so, this country is so special to me.”

Cher spent time here with ex Sonny Bono after failing to find as much success in the United States.

She said: “We didn’t look nice, we didn’t look like we were nice people.

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MAGICAL: Cher is known for her flamboyant and extravagant stage costumes

“Someone said sell everything you have and get to England. Within a week, Top of the Pops and everything.

“I remember going into a small shop and this old lady, we were talking and she pulled her autograph book out and said, ‘I saw you on the telly.’

“People were so different back then, they were proud of pop music.”

And even if Cher doesn’t tour the UK, it looks like she plans to keep herself busy and avoid retirement.

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SPECIAL PLACE: Cher spent a lot of time in the UK with Sonny

She said: “I know actors always say this – I’d like to direct a film, because I love actors and I think I have perspective.

“I do write. Everyone says it, but I think I would do a good job. I would enjoy it and I think I would be good at it.”

She’s appeared in 18 movies, so could her next film role be behind the cameras?

Lorraine airs weekdays at 8.30am on ITV.

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