Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz has sold her “lightly stained” 7-foot circular mattress after being left “totally broke” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The singer, 67, who recently discussed her financial woes, took to Facebook to whip up the furniture after struggling to pay her bills and taxes.
In the post, shared on March 28, Cheryl used her real name Rita Stroud, where she admitted the mattress was “lightly stained but nothing bad.”
‘Totally broke’: Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz sold her 7ft ‘lightly stained’ circular mattress after being left ‘totally broke’ amid the coronavirus pandemic (pictured from 2019)
She wrote: “Cicular bed, 7 feet with mattress. Disassembles into 4 sections. Slightly stained but nothing bad – just tea and coffee where my daughter fell asleep with her tippy mug!
“Really comfortable. No need for circular bed linens – kingsize works just as well. Collect only.
It’s unclear how much Cheryl sold the bed, but it was quickly picked up on the Facebook page.
Cheryl recently admitted to the Daily Mail that her daughters – Natalie and Kyla – helped her sell furniture, jewelry and paintings on eBay.
She admitted, “Clothes and all kinds. My daughters do it for me.
“Slightly stained but nothing bad”: the singer, 67, who recently discussed her financial problems, took to Facebook to whip up the furniture after struggling to pay her bills and taxes
Family: Cheryl recently admitted to the Daily Mail that her daughters – Natalie and Kyla – helped her sell furniture, jewelry and paintings on eBay (pictured with husband Steve Stroud and daughters in 2009)
“Although I don’t have the proper jewelry, it’s all fake, with my furniture and the paintings on the wall!”
Over the past few months, Cheryl has sold his car, let his housekeeper and gardener go, turned the heat down and doesn’t shop online or elsewhere for anything other than the essentials.
She added: “I haven’t bought any clothes for a year. Nothing! And I used to go shopping all the time, mostly on the main drag, but if I liked it I’d happily spend £ 500 on a dress.
In January, Cheryl recounted how her former Dancing On Ice partner Daniel Whiston offered to send her money after she found herself “totally broke” amid the pandemic.
The singer admitted she was struggling to pay her bills and taxes after the job dried up due to foreclosure restrictions.
Career: Cheryl, who rose to fame when Bucks Fizz won Eurovision in 1981, now performs with teammates Mike, 66, and Jay Aston, 59, as The Fizz (pictured in 1981)
Cheryl revealed that her friends and fans kindly offered her money to keep her afloat after her concerts and shows were postponed or canceled.
Speaking to The Sun after her first revelations about money, Cheryl shared how pals including Dan and her bandmate Mike Nolan, as well as a fan in Australia, offered to help her financially until which she gets back on her feet.
She said, “Mike called me and said, ‘I’m getting off the train. Come and pick me up at the station, I’ll bring money for you ”.
“My Dancing On Ice skating partner Dan Whiston called and offered to send money. An Australian fan appealed saying, “Cheryl is destitute, we have to start a collection.” ‘
Help: In January, Cheryl shared how her former Dancing On Ice partner Daniel Whiston offered to send her money after she got ‘totally broke’ amid the pandemic (pictured in 2018)
Cheryl, who rose to fame when Bucks Fizz won Eurovision in 1981, now performs with teammates Mike, 66, and Jay Aston, 59, as The Fizz.
But the star hasn’t made any money since October since a series of concerts and events were dropped due to the pandemic, Cheryl adding that they had a tour planned in addition to festivals and weekends. end of the eighties.
She explained, “Everything has been canceled or postponed and now some of the dates that were postponed earlier this year have been postponed again. I have just been told that a concert, scheduled for March 6 this year, will take place in 2022. “
She went on to say that she had barely worked since March, with much of her family in the same boat as them also in the entertainment business, adding that the industry she loves is “on its knees.”
Cheryl, who appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2018, remains positive despite her concerns, adding that she has found the “joy” of having her 26-year-old twin daughters Kyla and Natalie at home with her during the pandemic.
The TV star, married to Steve Stroud, 68, a bass player who played with Sir Cliff Richard, also embraced money-saving ways and even grew his own vegetables.
She told the publication that she was focusing on improving her vegetable garden because she knew she would likely still be out of work in the spring.
Cheryl revealed that she and her husband had tried to be “frugal” and saved money by not going anywhere amid the pandemic.
Difficulties: Over the past few months, Cheryl has sold her car, let her housekeeper and gardener go, turned the heat down, and no longer does her shopping online or elsewhere for anything other than the essentials (pictured on stage with The Fizz in 2011)
But the couple’s attempts to cut bills by staying warm near the Aga in the kitchen have been somewhat failed by the girls who are at home and in need of “expensive” heating.
The Making Your Mind Up hitmaker suggested to the publication that she could find a job as a “delivery girl,” but didn’t want to “risk my health” by being on the go to work.
She did, however, make money by recording personalized video messages for fans on the CelebVM app, however, she received backlash from trolls who accused her of “stealing” from fans.
She recounted how she hit back at critics by asking them how exactly they expected her to “make a living”, adding that she still had bills to pay after a “year of struggle”.
Cheryl first revealed her money problems last week when she admitted she was “broke” and struggling to pay her taxes.
Her band The Fizz had to postpone their Up Close and Personal tour last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with Cheryl claiming her only source of income was the group’s only live broadcast in October.
Struggles: The singer admitted she struggled to pay her bills and taxes after work dries up due to lockdown restrictions (pictured in 2018)
She said OK! magazine: “We had a virtual concert and it was our only income. It was ridiculously hard. I owe a lot of taxes… I don’t physically have the money to pay anyone because I’m broke.
She continued, “It has been bittersweet to me. It means I haven’t worked for a year. We had a virtual concert and it was our only income. It was ridiculously hard.
“I owe a lot of taxes and VAT because I had a great year three years ago. But because I had this great year, I can no longer claim anything from the government. So I had to call the VAT and tax people and say, “You’re going to have to put this on hold. “
“But that’s the only thing I can do right now because I don’t physically have the money to pay anyone because I’m broke. But I am fine and it is much more important.