'Sound Of Music' star Connie Fisher has said the throat problems that threatened her career have now been put behind her.

The 26-year-old was forced to cancel a solo tour in April due to congenital fusion anomalies on her vocal chords.

Her doctor said it was a "miracle" she was able to have a singing career with the condition which would have been present from birth.

Following a procedure, described on her website as necessary to give her any chance of performing again, Fisher has been able to return to familiar territory; rehearsing for the lead role in the touring production of 'The Sound of Music'.

The former telesales worker shot to fame after winning the BBC One talent contest, 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?'