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Twink: 'I can't work any harder to save my home'

Published 17/02/2010 | 05:00

Twink's house in Knocklyon, Dublin
Twink's house in Knocklyon, Dublin

PANTO queen Twink "can't work any harder" in her battle to keep her luxury home since a bank applied to take hold of the mansion.

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The actress -- real name Adele King -- was on stage in Limerick's Millennium Theatre last night in 'Menopause the Musical'.

Yesterday, she revealed she was "actively working on a solution" after an application was lodged on Monday by Bank Of Scotland (Ireland) to repossess her family home, Idrone House, at Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, south Dublin.

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Despite touring Ireland with 'Menopause', writing an autobiography and working on her cake-decorating business, the 58-year-old said she was in the same situation as thousands of others who face having their home repossessed by banks.

"I can't work any harder and there are only 24 hours in any given day," she said in a statement.

"For me, this was an inevitable event waiting to happen.

"Unfortunately I find myself in this current situation -- no different to half of the country that have lost their jobs or, like me, are single parents -- trying to pay my mortgage, bills and raise two children on my own," she added.

Twink said she hoped to be able to keep a "roof over (her) family's head".

"It would appear that the trick is to owe the banks and building societies millions, not thousands, that way you walk away scot-free," added Twink in the statement issued through her agent Noel Kelly.

The release ended with the actress describing recent events as a "private matter" and saying she would not be commenting further.

On Monday, an application was lodged before a county registrar's court for the plush south Dublin house she owns with her ex-husband David Agnew.

Barrister Anne Lawlor told County Registrar Susan Ryan at the County Registrar's court in Dublin that the application could be adjourned for six weeks.

Speaking earlier this month, Twink revealed she was embarking on an autobiography to raise funds to keep the home she shares with daughters Chloe (20) and Naomi (15).

"It's not that I particularly want to do it. I put off the offer for years.

"I tell you, it's a little matter of a costly divorce and trying to keep my house and I finally decided I would say yes."

Irish Independent

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