Natalie Imbruglia needed tutor to pass British citizenship test

London, Aug 8 (IANS) Singer Natalie Imbruglia has revealed that she needed a tutor to pass her British citizenship test after failing it the first time around.

The “Torn” hitmaker has revealed she passed the exam, but had to employ a personal teacher after failing the first time she took it despite the fact she has lived in Britain for the past two decades.

“(It’s) so exciting! I had to take an exam. (There were) lots of questions about the suffragette movement. But I failed the first time and had to get a tutor,” Imbruglia was quoted as saying by Evening Standard magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Now she has passed the exam, the 40-year-old star — who originally hails from Sydney, Australia — has insisted her new nationality is extremely special to her, and so much so that she almost began sobbing at a ceremony when she had to pledge allegiance to the nation.

“I got really emotional. I choked. I couldn’t believe it. I thought, ‘I really, really care about this. It’s a really big deal. I have lived here for more than 20 years and this is a big part of me’,” she said.

Th “Johnny English” actress confessed it was especially poignant because she was almost forced to return to Sydney shortly after arriving in London because she struggled so desperately for work and almost ran out of money.

“You can see why that ceremony made me feel really secure. Like I was home,” she said.

 

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