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Panto queen Twink shows off sensational five stone weight loss and vows 'she's back'

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Twink at  the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

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Twink at  the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Twink at  the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Twink: The panto star and her beloved Teddy Bear at home in Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Twink: The panto star and her beloved Teddy Bear at home in Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney

 Karl Broderick and Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Karl Broderick and Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Twink and her dog, Teddy.

Twink and her dog, Teddy.

 Twink & Teddy Bear The Dog

Twink & Teddy Bear The Dog

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Twink (Adele King) and her dogs, minus the missing Teddy Bear Photo: Tony Gavin

Twink (Adele King) and her dogs, minus the missing Teddy Bear Photo: Tony Gavin

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Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Panto legend Adele King has vowed, 'I'm back'.

Twink has been a fixture in the headlines in recent months, first with her dog Teddy's much-publicised dognapping and then she sensationally parted ways with Limerick panto organisers, just weeks before the Christmas schedule was due to kick off.

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Twink at  the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

The 63-year-old made her first public appearance since the panto drama for the opening night of Cinderella at the Tivoli Theatre.

And it's quite literally a case of our with the old and with the new for the panto dame, who shed five and a half stone in recent time, after a "catastrophic" three years.

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Twink at  the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

"I've spent a lifetime in dance studios and gyms, but this time, my ex-trainer just said to me, 'When you take all the snow off the mountains, the lovely shapely hills are underneath," she told the Irish Daily Mail of her newly svelte shape.

"I got rid of five and a half stone of snow so to speak. It was part of the whole process of getting out of the career situation I'd been in for the last while."

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 Karl Broderick and Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Karl Broderick and Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Karl Broderick and Twink at the opening night of the Cinderella panto at the Tivoli Theatre

Twink has been through an emotional few months and was recently reunited with her beloved Yorkie Teddy after he was dognapped from her Knocklyon home in September - a search which earned national headlines and even a ceasefire in her ongoing feud with former friend Linda Martin.

Last month, it was announced that she and her furry co-star would no longer be working on the Limerick panto Jack & The Beanstalk because of 'contractual and artistic differences'.

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