New hit show on farm­yard theme

“Ask for an au­to­graph”

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She said: “Be­cause of TV shows like X Fac­tor the vol­un­teers we get now are a lot more gal­lus and of­ten take the mi­cro­phone out of my hand to in­tro­duce them­selves. “They’re nowhere near as timid as they used to be, which is great for me.” While the Singing Ket­tle show is pri­mar­ily aimed at chil­dren, Cilla’s used to see­ing more adults in the au­di­ence than kids these days. She said: “It’s great that com­ing to our show is a whole fam­ily day out now. “We of­ten get grannies and aun­ties as well as par­ents, and of­ten there are adults that come along sim­ply for nos­tal­gic rea­sons. “I’ve seen as many as 20 adults com­ing along for five kids.” Be­ing a chil­dren’s en­ter­tainer is great fun and it brings with it a level of fame too. Wher­ever she goes in Scot­land, Cilla’s usu­ally stopped on the street by peo­ple who recog­nise her out of the wacky cos­tumes. She said: “It’s not usu­ally chil­dren that spot me, as they can’t tell who I am out of my milk maid cos­tume, but their par­ents will ask for an au­to­graph. “I had a group of stu­dents on Sauchiehall Street in Glas­gow chant­ing down the street ‘There’s only one Singing Ket­tle’. “Ev­ery­one was turn­ing to stare which was a wee bit mor­ti­fy­ing but it’s all in the name of fun.”

Si­mon Cow­ell.


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