Scottish singer Susan Boyle has vowed to lose two stone (28 pounds) in the new year (14).

The I Dreamed a Dream singer, 52, admits she has always struggled with her weight, but she has made dieting her priority for 2014.

When asked about her New Year's resolutions, she tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "I've been dieting ever since I was a kid and I've tried everything you can imagine. I always have the same ­resolution every year - to lose weight. I just want to lose a bit off my bum. I'm over 12 stone now and I want to try to get down to 10 stone. I did lose some a couple of years ago then I put it all back on... I always end up stuffing my face with sweeties (candy) or something."