23/03/2011 17:20 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Adele: I Could Have Been A Teenage Mum

Adele Pop star Adele has told a Sunday newspaper that going to stage school stopped her becoming a teenage mum.

Adele, who is currently at number one with her album 21, credits her acceptance at the prestigious BRIT School for keeping her on the straight and narrow.

The 22-year-old was born in Tottenham, North London, and graduated from the BRIT School in Croydon in 2006.

She told the News of the World her time there was 'inspiring' and meant she wasn't just another teen-pregnancy statistic: 'I hate to think where I'd have ended up if I hadn't gone to The BRIT School. It's quite inspiring to be around 700 kids who want to be something - rather than 700 kids who just wanna get pregnant so they get their own flat'.

She compared the BRIT school with the college in Fame, saying: 'you got people doing their ballet stretches and singers having sing-offs. I'd rather that than someone pulling out a knife!'

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