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Fleur East shares Netflix ambitions and plans for Caroline Flack festival performance

Fleur East has spoken of the "huge honour" it is to be asked to perform at Flackstock in July - a new festival fundraiser held in memory of the late Caroline Flack.

Speaking at the Pride of Manchester Awards on Tuesday night, Fleur, 34, explained how she became a part of the star-studded line-up - which also includes Paddy McGuinness, Dermot O'Leary and Professor Green - and her plans for her performance.

"It's a huge honour [to be performing]. I was actually asked by Natalie Pinkman, one of [Caroline Flack's] best friend's and she said 'Caroline really loved your music so it would be amazing if you could perform' and I was like 'Of course!" Fleur exclusively told the Mirror on the red carpet outside Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester.

"There is no way I am going to miss out on performing at that event. I'm really excited."

She added: "I'll be bringing a lot of energy, a lot of energy to that performance."

Fleur East has spoken of the "huge honour" it is to be asked to perform at Flackstock in July (Getty Images)
The new festival fundraiser held in memory of the late Caroline Flack (Getty Images)

Based on her track record of energetic and jaw-dropping shows, Flackstock attendees will certainly be in for a treat when Fleur takes to the stage this summer.

The former X Factor sensation has achieved so much since bursting onto the showbiz scene back in 2014, but the multi-talented star still has plenty of goals left to achieve - including conquering the world of acting.

Following a cameo in the Emmy award-winning comedy Ted Lasso, Fleur is keen to add some more credits to her acting resume - with ambitions of starring in two major Netflix dramas.

"I've started doing a bit of acting, I'm in a musical film that's coming out this year called 'Tomorrow morning'," the former X Factor sensation exclusively told the Mirror at the Pride of Manchester Awards on Tuesday night.

"I did a little a guest slot in Ted Lasso - where I played a presenter in their version of Love Island - so I'd love to do more acting."

When asked her dream role, Fleur was quick to reveal her future dream cameos.

"Sex Education or Bridgerton, that would be amazing," the Hits Radio host confessed when we quizzed her at the swanky showbiz event.

"I would absolutely love that."

Fleur was speaking ahead of presenting PixieBelle Sykes, 9, with the Child of Courage Award on Tuesday night, alongside Mwake Mudenda and Richie Driss.

"It's a really humbling experience to be here," Fleur admitted before the show started in the plush Manchester hotel.

"It's really inspirational. You leave thinking 'Ok, there's a lot more that I can do' and it makes you feel grateful for what you have, but also makes you aware of the fight in people."

The MEN Pride of Manchester Awards, in partnership with TSB, will premiere on YouTube at 7pm on Tuesday 17 th May – youtube.com/prideofbritainawards