Twink stars in Class Act-gate

Twink and FamilyGrrrr. Twink is in trouble. “Ireland’s best loved entertainer (c) 1988” found herself in hot water regarding RTÉ show Class Act. To cut a long story short, here’s what the commotion is about.

Twink is judge on said programme, a talent show for children, the child who won show 2 on Sunday was a member of the Adele King Theatre School (AKTS). Twink gave the child a score of 29 out of 30 and the child won. But Twink never said a word about the fact she knew her.

On Monday’s Liveline Stephanie Elliot, another member of the Dublin entertainment community, revealed the story and it ballooned with Tuesday morning’s tabloid newspapers. ‘Twink Stink’ said the Star! Impartiality is really nothing new in this game is it? Louis Walsh knew about Nadine Coyle before she walked into the Popstars: The Rivals auditions. And in fairness, should we really be shocked about Twink knowing a child on an Irish talent show? She has been ‘panto queen’ since approximately 1914…

The game was kinda given away by RTÉ themselves. The profile of the winner, Hayley Jo Murphy, states:

‘Hayley attended AKTS for 3 years. She has been attending Irish dance classes for 10 years. She is currently the Leinster champion and no.6 in Ireland for Irish dancing. Her first Panto was at age 5 – Puss in Boots in Olympia followed by the likes of Oliver in the Helix and Bugsy in the Gaiety.’

Anyhoo, more entertaining is the fact that Twink sought a right of reply on Tuesday’s Liveline. And she was angry. Very angry. It was Stephanie versus Twink for a good half hour of the show. The ‘panto queen’ lambasted Stephanie for pretty much ruining children’s lives and remarked on her as a has-been.

Update :: Update :: Update

I’ve had to update the link. Sorry to those who tried it and got today’s Liveline. This link will be live until Tuesday 2/10 afternoon. Click here for Twink’s tirade…

PS: Can’t let this one go without the most famous phone call Twink ever made:

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~ by waffler on September 25, 2007.

4 Responses to “Twink stars in Class Act-gate”

  1. Just listened to the podcast for the above show – headbangers the lot of them. This is the first time I’ve seen this site and I’m laughing my head off – its fantastic – keep up the very good sideways view 🙂 Mrs C

  2. twink also knew the winner of episode 3..from the Fossett circus.?????? Coincidence or …..???

  3. twink didnt have anything to do with picking who went through from the hundreds of kids who audtioned to go through 4 class act…. these two girls were the best on the night and even witout twinks admittedly high vote they both would have gotten through anyway. i’m good friends with both and would appreciate if u wud all just leave it alone.

  4. I think she should have declared an interest with this particular contestant and let the other two judges vote only. In any job interview etc this is done if you know the person. Also we shouldn’t forget that there is prize money available, therefore making it all the more important that protocol is followed.

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