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Twink facing battle to keep her €2m mansion

Panto star Twink is fighting to keep her luxury South Dublin home after repossession proceedings were issued by a bank.

Twink, aka Adele King (59), revealed earlier this month that she was going through financial difficulty after her lengthy divorce from ex-husband David Agnew.

The couple split in 2004 after 21 years together, when the RTE musician left her for clarinet player Ruth Hickey.

And although Agnew is still listed as one of the owners of the home, he has not lived there in the past six years.

However, King still lives in the plush Knocklyon pad with her two daughters, Chloe (20) and Naomi (16).

The stage star's financial woes came to light yesterday when Bank of Scotland began repossession proceedings for the €2m mansion before the County Registrar's Court.

The application has been adjourned for six weeks and statements of both income and expenditure are being prepared to help their negotiations with the bank.

Twink has not been shy about the effect the separation has had on her, and earlier this month she explained that she is in the process of writing an autobiography in a bid to raise much needed funds.

"It's not that I particularly want to do it. I put off the offer for years. It's a little matter of a costly divorce and trying to keep my house and I finally decided I would say yes," she said.

Last year, the panto queen described her split with her ex as a huge "hangover" looming over her.

"The whole thing of the house and David and the separation is still like a big black hangover," she said.

"I can't get rid of it until it's done. There are days when I feel that I just couldn't cope with another solicitor's letter."

It was well known that the couple's split was acrimonious, however when a phone message that Twink left her ex was leaked, it was revealed just how bitter their separation had become.

The two minute voicemail was left just two weeks after Agnew's girlfriend gave birth to their son.

Bitterness

She referred to her ex as a "fat, bald, middle-aged d**khead" and warned him that he would never see his two daughters again if he posed for a magazine spread with his growing family.

But now King has revealed that the bitterness has faded away, and the couple discovered a newfound respect for each other on the day their divorce was finalised.

"There was a look between us that day in court. We both started crying and he wrote me a lovely card," she said.

Twink was not available for comment this morning when contacted by the Herald.

cmcbride@herald.ie


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