Pop sensation NOUGHTIES Samantha Mumba has been spotted looking unrecognizable after returning to the limelight.
The Irish singer returned to massive success in the 2000s after releasing the singles Gotta Tell You and Baby Come Over – which skyrocketed in the charts.
Samantha, 39 years old, rose to fame in her teens when she was just 17 years old, releasing hit singles – reaching the top 5 in the UK, Ireland and the US.
Now, the mother-of-one is back in the spotlight with a grand comeback to Dublin station 98FM – and it’s all grown-up.
Fans will remember Samantha as a fresh-faced teenager when she made her music debut – with her long straight hair and bright smile.
Now, the star has let her natural curls show through as she makes her first appearance in new promotional footage for her upcoming radio show.
Good Time Anthems host Samantha looks aged as she shows off her glamorous make-up look for the camera.
Smoldering in a split second, the pop star can be seen in a low-cut gold glitter cap, paired with eye shadow and shimmery lip gloss.
The singer will be on the show Saturday night from this weekend, performing the best of classical choirs and contemporary dance.
She said of her return to the limelight: “As someone who grew up listening to 98FM and actually calling in with song requests, so I could record them on my tape recorder, this is a lovely circle!”
Samantha has kept a low profile since her standout days – after appearing on Dancing On Ice in 2008.
She is said to have been targeted by Celebrity Big Brother bosses after her stint on television, but turned down the offer because she wanted to avoid a “stressful environment”.
A source close to the singer told the Mirror that Samantha reportedly had a hefty six-figure sum offered for her to appear on the show.
They explained that she was too busy writing music, preparing to perform, and recording an album to commit to the show.
The insider said: “She’s on their list of people to ask every year but she keeps turning them down – so they don’t bother asking anymore.
“Their last offer was pretty good at six figures, but she would never do it. It’s not for her. She knows a lot of people who have done CBB and they all say lip service. how stressful the school can be.”
Outside of showbiz life, Samantha married her cop Torray Scales and together they welcomed their first child, Sage, in 2015.
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