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Megan McKenna has revealed it is difficult to be taken seriously as a music artist coming from reality TV and doesn't feel she has an unfair advantage over her X Factor: Celebrity contestants despite having previously released an album. 

The former TOWIE star, 27, is known for her appearances on other shows like Celebrity Big Brother and Ex on the Beach and believes people have a preconceived 'perception' of her that could be difficult to change. 

She told MailOnline: ‘I feel like I’ve got a lot of pressure because I’ve been really trying to crack the music industry for a long time now.

Speaking out: Megan McKenna has revealed it is difficult to be taken seriously as a music artist coming from reality TV and doesn't feel she has an unfair advantage over her X Factor : Celebrity contestants despite having previously released an album

Speaking out: Megan McKenna has revealed it is difficult to be taken seriously as a music artist coming from reality TV and doesn't feel she has an unfair advantage over her X Factor : Celebrity contestants despite having previously released an album

‘And I think coming off of reality shows, people have a perception of me and they judge me on shows I’ve done and it’s really difficult to be taken seriously.

‘So I feel like coming on this show, people can see how much this means to me and they will take my music seriously. That’s why I definitely wanted to do it.’

Megan released her debut studio album Story of Me in 2018 but doesn't think her past recording experience gives her an advantage over the other celebrities. 

She said: ‘I wouldn’t - obviously I sing, and I’ve been recording in the past and stuff, but it’s never been on the scale of what this could be. This is for a major record label.

Passionate: The former TOWIE star, 27, is known for her appearances on other shows like Celebrity Big Brother and Ex on the Beach and believes people have a preconceived 'perception' of her that could be difficult to change

Passionate: The former TOWIE star, 27, is known for her appearances on other shows like Celebrity Big Brother and Ex on the Beach and believes people have a preconceived 'perception' of her that could be difficult to change

Pressure: She told MailOnline: ‘I feel like I’ve got a lot of pressure because I’ve been really trying to crack the music industry for a long time now.'

Pressure: She told MailOnline: ‘I feel like I’ve got a lot of pressure because I’ve been really trying to crack the music industry for a long time now.'  

‘In the past I’ve had a very small independent label help me do an album and I’m so grateful for that, but as anybody knows in the music industry, that is down there.

‘I’m just the same as everybody else. This is my dream and I’m just hoping that this show can just be the start really, because I want to do this full time.’

Megan told how she made a decision to take a step away from the small screen for a while as she focuses all her energies on her music career. 

Career: Megan released her debut studio album Story of Me in 2018 but doesn't think her past recording experience gives her an advantage over the other celebrities

Career: Megan released her debut studio album Story of Me in 2018 but doesn't think her past recording experience gives her an advantage over the other celebrities

She said: ‘I chose to come off TV for a while. I just really wanted to be taken seriously in my music and I feel like I’ve done the reality shows and I’ve loved it,

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