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Twink addresses rumours that she will front her own baking tv show

Published 16/08/2015 | 10:40

Adele King aka Twink tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Adele King aka Twink tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy

There are two things that Twink aka Adele King does best - entertainment and making cakes.

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As she prepares to guest host The Seven O'Clock Show with Lucy Kennedy next week, the showbiz veteran has got her eye on a future television venture.

"I would do my own show, but the right show," she told The Irish Daily Mail.

"I had a point about three years ago where I think I was the best lunched and dined woman in Ireland because every film company I know had talked to me, particularly about a cake show. But there was something in the back of my head that kept saying no.  I won't take a job unless it's good quality- I've never been able to put my name to crap."

Adele King
Adele King

The mum-of-two is now considering bringing her inimitable persona to the screen for a baking show.

"The time was not right back then, it kind of is now. There is a gap in the market for a fun cake show that isn't based around someone tapping the batter into pristine moulds and smiling at the camera with a Colgate ping on their teeth."

"My kitchen has always been about the two things I do best - entertainment and making cakes."

The 64-year-old revealed that she came up with a format with the working title 'Cake and Craic'.

Adele King aka Twink and daughter Chloe pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Adele King aka Twink and daughter Chloe pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

The star also spoke about the "painful, hurtful kick in the teeth" when she was dropped from the Limerick panto last year.

"When I objected to the way the Limerick panto was being handled, I said I couldn't deal with it. But it was a dreadful blow and I wasn't prepared for it. Even now it is like a cancer in my brain and it won't leave."

"At one stage with the crippling house, I just wanted to sell the whole bloody lot, take the mutts and move to a small apartment in Portugal or Turkey and just live quietly. I really did consider that. I was fed up with the whole lot."

However, she maintains that her heart would "break in a million pieces" if she was ever forced to leave her beloved home, and she even has a potential plan for the Knocklyon property - to turn it into a gourmet cake and tea rooms.

Entertainer Twink at the Cheerios Christmas panto at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin. Pic. John Dardis.
Entertainer Twink at the Cheerios Christmas panto at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin. Pic. John Dardis.
Twink (Adele King) and her dogs, minus the missing Teddy Bear Photo: Tony Gavin

"They would have to be out with the white coats and butterfly nets if they heard me talking to the building," she laughed.

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