Don’t cry for Twink... she in­truded on Rory’s grief

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - COMMENT -

WHAT­EVER slim chance show­biz stars Twink and Rory Cowan had of patch­ing up their dif­fer­ences was tor­pe­doed once the panto vet­eran turned up at Rory’s mother’s fu­neral in Dublin. Judg­ing by Rory’s ex­plo­sive re­ac­tion, Twink had se­ri­ously underestimated his an­i­mos­ity to­wards her since their high­pro­file feud. Ei­ther that or she had wrongly gam­bled on the great come-all-ye tra­di­tion of the Ir­ish fu­neral as the heal­ing balm for re­la­tions be­tween war­ring friends.

Twink could be for­given for that mis­step but her be­hav­iour af­ter Rory’s re­buff is harder to ex­cuse. When she re­alised that Rory – who gave up Mrs Brown’s Boys to care for his beloved mother – was in no mood for her, she should have qui­etly slunk off. In­stead she turned Mrs Cowan’s dig­ni­fied fu­neral into an­other episode of the Twink show.

She sobbed about how she drove away ‘blinded in tears’, be­fore re­flect­ing that ‘if you can’t of­fer an old friend sym­pa­thy on the death of their mother, there is no hope for any­one’. The panto queen’s self-pity flowed as she said: ‘I have done noth­ing all my life but love Rory. I will never for­get the numb­ing em­bar­rass­ment. I will never get those min­utes back that he of­fended me’.

Twink, pic­tured, may claim she al­ways loved Rory but she loves Nu­mero Uno most of all.

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