11/03/2014 07:08 GMT | Updated 11/03/2014 07:59 GMT

Susan Boyle Says She Applied For Minimum Wage Bookies Job Out Of Fear She'd End Up With No Money

We'll admit that when we heard the news that world-famous singing sensation Susan Boyle had applied for a minimum wage job at a bookies earlier this year, we found it a little odd.

However, the singer has now explained her decision to apply for the £6-an-hour post, saying she was scared at the thought of ending up with no money.

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Susan Boyle

The Scottish star told the London Evening Standard: "It’s a kind of habit I can’t get out of, to do with my working-class background. I never really had a lot of money."

She explained that when she saw the job advertised in a Ladbrokes window, she was taking some downtime in her career and was worried her success may have been running out.

Susan added: "It was a quiet period. I just got panicky.

"But I wouldn’t want to scrap the job I already have. I absolutely love it".

The 52-year-old was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome last year, having falsely believed she'd suffered brain damage as a child for most of her life.

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