WHY IS BUTLIN’S SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Butlin’s is incredibly close to me for a lot of reasons. Not many people know this, but its where I got my first big break. I used to go on holiday to Butlin’s with my family, and there was a venue called Molly Malone’s in Minehead. One of the acts didn’t turn up, so I got a chance to go on stage and perform, and that was my first break into entertainment.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE BACK AT BUTLIN’S?
Lots of people ask me “why didn’t you come back to Butlin’s last year or the year before?” The reality is, we weren’t ready. We wanted to come back with a brand-new show that was literally going to blow people away. Now we’ve finally got to that place, and I’m so excited! The audience will be involved throughout, and trust me, it’s something you won’t have seen before!
WHAT ELSE ARE YOU UP TO IN 2022?
Not only will I be back at Butlin’s in May, but it’s also when we’ll be kicking off a brand-new tour. We’ve finished filming a new series of ‘In for a Penny’, ‘Catchphrase’ is back and we’re about to start ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ which is very, very exciting. And we’re talking about a new show on ITV – I don’t want to worry Ant and Dec but watch out guys!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET INTO ENTERTAINMENT?
It’s simple, you must not give up. Do what you think is right, but do not stop. Just keep going because I promise you, it will happen. You just need the encouragement in yourself to say, “no one’s going to tell me no”. I wish you all the luck in the world if that’s what you want to get involved in. And trust me, there’s space for everybody, so give it a go.