Amy 'wasn't interested in spotlight'

Amy Winehouse didn't want to be famous.

Amy 'wasn't interested in spotlight'

Amy Winehouse didn't want to be famous.

The tragic ‘Rehab’ singer died earlier this year at the age of 27 and despite her huge success, protege Dionne Bromfield believes Amy didn't want to be in the spotlight and says her godmother was more interested in making Dionne into a star.

She explained: "If I didn't have Amy I wouldn't be where I am today. Amy never tried to take anything from me. The only gig she did with me was 'Strictly Come Dancing'. She wanted the spotlight to be on me, she didn't want it on her."

While Amy had a well documented battle with alcohol and drugs, Dionne, 15, isn't worried that she will follow the same path because her mother is around to look after her.

She told LOOK magazine: "I'm a clever girl. I know what's right and what's wrong and I've got my mum keeping a close eye on me. She's my biggest supporter and there with a pin to pop the balloon if it's getting too big."

More in this section

Price info

Subscribe to unlock unlimited digital access.
Cancel anytime.

Terms and conditions apply

ieFood pic
ieFood Logo

In the Kitchen with

 Video Series

Join Colm O'Gorman in his kitchen as he makes flatbreads in minutes and crispy air fryer chicken. Explore why he thinks chilli is the spice of life, and find out why his 50-year-old food mixer is his most important piece of kitchen equipment. Friday, September 17, 12pm

Puzzles logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.

great irish summer

From walking and hiking, to day trips and camping, your guide to holidays at home in 2021


The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to your inbox.

Sign up