Thursday 17 August 2017

Twink promises 'marvellous television' with new show featuring old footage of herself

Twink
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Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Panto queen Twink has said she'll be returning to the gym soon to ensure she looks her best for her TV comeback

The stage star has revealed that she has spent the past few months trawling through old footage of herself as she gears up to film a pilot.

Linda Martin and Twink singing charity single 1985
Linda Martin and Twink singing charity single 1985

Although it’s rumoured to be a look-back at some of the most memorable moments from her long showbiz career, she said she was keeping the finer details to herself for now.

“I’m not trying to be pretentious or precious, but I’ve been asked not to mention it yet,” she said.

Twink at the VIP Style Awards 2016
Twink at the VIP Style Awards 2016

“But it will be a terrific show – I think it will be marvellous television.

“I’d like to think that I’ve contributed to marvellous television myself in 57 years in showbusiness.

Teddy joins his beloved Twink on the panel for TV3's Midday Show. Photo: TV3
Teddy joins his beloved Twink on the panel for TV3's Midday Show. Photo: TV3

“I’ve been sitting in an editing suite since last January editing footage and I’m actually losing the will to live.

“As wonderful and awesome as it is, Lord help me, it’s just like pulling teeth.

Fairy godmother Twink is bitten by Dustin the Turkey in a scene from Cinderella at the Olympia on 26th December 2016 and also starred Soky.
Photo: Tony Gavin
Fairy godmother Twink is bitten by Dustin the Turkey in a scene from Cinderella at the Olympia on 26th December 2016 and also starred Soky. Photo: Tony Gavin

“So now I have to get out of the editing suite and back into the gym next week because we’re meant to be filming a pilot in May or June.”

Cutting a dash at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel on Friday night, Twink – real name Adele King – was joined by Mrs Brown’s Boys star and long-time friend Rory Cowan as her date.

Twink said she was in “sparkling” form, having recently claimed victory in a long-running legal battle to save her family home, Idrone House, in Knocklyon.

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