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Sunday 22 April 2018

Twink's tell-all delayed until next year

John Spain

THE much publicised autobiography by singer and panto star Twink has been postponed until next year.

The book -- titled 'UNZIPPED' -- was due to be published in three weeks' time but magazine interviews, pictures and other publicity which had been lined up to launch the book have all been cancelled.

The book has now been delayed until at least next March or April.

The title is a clear reference to the notorious 'Zip Up Your Mickey' message that Twink left on her ex-husband David Agnew's message machine in 2006.

Twink's marriage to oboe player Mr Agnew ended in 2004 after 21 years. In 2006, Mr Agnew and his then-partner, clarinettist Ruth Hickey, had a baby together, and the message from Twink was left some time after that. It later emerged in the media and on the internet and attracted widespread publicity.

Not least because of this, there has been huge interest in Twink's book.

The 59-year-old star was expected to open her heart on her marriage break-up and also to talk about other relationships. In an earlier interview with the Irish Independent, Twink said that "there will be a few fellas buying airline tickets after they read this".

Maria Dickenson, head of book purchasing at Eason, said last night that it was "very disappointing" that the book would not be available.

Irish Independent

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