THE Bellestars shot to fame in the 80s – and are known for their 1983 hit Sign of the Times.

But Jennie Matthias, who was the lead singer of the British girl group, now has a completely different day job.


Nowadays singer Jennie spends her days working as a manager of a charity shop.

The shop raises funds for the organisation Food For All.

The star still sings, but not as much as she used to.

Writing on the Trouble Tongues website, Jennie said: "I still do music but when I feel like it and just with my mates."

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After The Bodysnatchers split in 1981, the band members decided to make another group and asked Jennie to be part of the new group.

Group members include Jennie, Sarah Jane Owen, Stella Barker, Lesley Shone, Judy Parsons, Miranda Joyce, Penny Leyton and Clare Hirst.

As well as their huge hit Sign of the Times, they are also known for their 1982 songIko Iko.

It topped the UK charts at number 35 the first time, and when it was re-released in 1989, it topped the charts in the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and the US.

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Their albums include The Belle Stars, The Very Best, Belle-Issima! Sweet Memories…, 80's Romance: The Complete Belle Stars and Turn Back the Clock.


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