Sunday, October 11, 2009

Third Anniversary

It's three years today since Anita Loughrey wore red lipstick and sat holding hands with my husband!

The lipstick was courtesy of the lovely make-up ladies at the Dream Factory. Anita was there as my friend in the audience so, when it was my show - and none of us knew that it was going to be - they did her make-up for her.

I can't believe it's been three years since that day. Here is my official photo, taken after recording had stopped. If you think I look pretty manic it's because I was. Wouldn't you be after gambling between 10p and £75,000? And as I won the big money I'm allowed a silly grin.

People often ask if I have any regrets about not winning the quarter million. The only regret I have is wearing that awful sweater. Our clothes were handed out by wardrobe before each show. Well, you wouldn't want to be with eleven ladies all wailing, 'What am I going to wear?' I almost asked if I could change but thought no-one would notice me sat in the wings. And then my name was called out to play. That sweater went straight into a charity bag as soon as I got home.


  1. LMAO!

    I rememeber being totally shocked after the show when I saw how bright the lipstick was and quickly going into the portoloo to scrub it off and put on my more subtle pink instead.

    It was great day and I was so proud to be your friend in the audience. I can't believe it was three years ago either. Doesn't time fly?

  2. Three years! Where has that time gone?
    You were brilliant, Lynne.

  3. Anita will hold hands with anyone. I have the photographic evidence from Caerleon :-)

    As for donating the jumper to a charity shop - well you had just won £75,000. You could afford a new one anyway. Mind you, I'm tempted to ask - is the replacement jumper as effective as the new watch you bought yourself with your prize money?

  4. The watch is beautiful, Simon, so it doesn't matter that I can't see where the fingers are on its face. The replacement jumper - well there've been lots, as well as skirts, jeans, dresses... And occasionally the LSO got treated too.

  5. Glynis Scrivens14 October, 2009 06:41

    I'd have kept the jumper for good luck - then again, I have a terrible track record when it comes to throwing stuff out. I guess you could've sold it on ebay and given the money to charity - bet there'd have been plenty of superstitious people wanting to get their hands on it