Nicola Roberts: My fake tan ran in public and ruined my clothes
In the early days of her stardom, the 26-year-old singer wouldn't have been seen in public without an orange hue - and she admits that her tanning habit led to a few embarrassing mishaps.
'I can remember the last time I fake tanned,' says Nicola.
'It was a hot summer, I was in Hyde Park and my tan started running.
'My white skirt was ruined.'
Nicola - who launched her make-up range for pale skin Dainty Doll in 2008 - says it was this humiliating incident that led her to embrace her natural skin tone.
She's now also an advocate for the ban of under 18s using sunbeds.
'It was a moment of clarity. I felt dirty,' Nicola tells Celebs On Sunday.
'I just wanted to get in the bath and get the stuff off me.'