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Digital Spy: I Salute Toyah!

January 15th, 2014

splash14mAnna Williamson pays tribute to her Splash! pal Toyah in her “Showbiz Peek at the Week” column at Digital Spy.

…However, it was the lovely Toyah Willcox who after pulling off a spectacular inward dive tuck off the 5-meter board, gave me a run for my money for a place in the semi-finals.

By the skin of my teeth I ‘won’ the ‘splash-off’ and I’m incredibly grateful to have been put through to the next round, but I must say it was rather bittersweet as Toyah is not only a wonderfully talented and gracious lady, she was also my fellow girly training partner – I’ll miss her chirpy banter next week when it’s back to the swimming pool.

For a woman in her 50s with a hip replacement to have achieved what she did on Saturday night I think is truly inspiring. Toyah, I salute you!

• Continue reading at Digital Spy. (Photos © Digital Spy)

Digital Spy: Tom Daley’s Splash! Heat Two

January 12th, 2014

digspy14aToyah Willcox’s 5m inward dive with tuck: Score – (8-8.5-7.5) 24

Jo: “You’re a bundle of energy. I don’t know how you do it, but can I have some of what you’ve got?”. Andy: “You need to go higher, but really good effort.”

Splash! Scorecard – Heat Two:

1. Keith Duffy – 24.5, =2. Anna Williamson – 24, =2. Toyah Willcox – 24, 4. Paul Ross – 21.5, 5. Martin Offiah – 18

HEAT WINNER: Keith Duffy. SPLASH-OFF: Anna Williamson v Toyah Willcox: Leon chose Anna, Jo chose Toyah, Andy chose Anna.

• Continue reading at Digital Spy.

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Toyah on TV: Living With The Dead

July 23rd, 2013

The special Toyah celebrity edition of Living With The Dead is being repeated in early August on UK television for the first time since it originally aired in June 2008.

Toyah was interviewed by ‘Digital Spy’ at the time:
Have you always believed in the paranormal?  “I believe in the paranormal and I accept it but I don’t change my life around it. I’m not an avid follower, as it were. I am open-minded.”

Living With The Dead: Sky Livingit: Sunday 4th August: 11pm
Toyah Willcox, Pershore, Worcs (Celeb Special). Singer Toyah Willcox invites the Living with the Dead experts to her hometown nearby Pershore Abbey to exorcise paranormal activity connected to 15th-century criminal monks. Also airing on Sky Livingit +1.

• Read the full ‘Digital Spy’ 2008 interview with Toyah here. View some of their related press, from Dreamscape 2008, here.

Digital Spy: Media Molecule Teases New Game With Toyah Video

February 12th, 2013

Another report on the Media Molecule story, this one also published yesterday by, the mighty, Digital Spy.

Media Molecule teases mystery new game announcement with Toyah video

Media Molecule is teasing a mystery new game announcement on its website. Under the games section of the Media Molecule site, the LittleBigPlanet developer has a page marked with a question mark. Clicking on the question mark launches a YouTube video of Toyah song ‘It’s a Mystery’.

With Sony expected to unveil the PlayStation 4 on February 20, Media Molecule’s mystery game could be a next-generation release.

• Continue reading at Digital Spy.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

January 13th, 2013

• A great rare shot of Toyah, from the ‘Good Morning Universe’ European Tour, 1981, from photo website Magnolia Box. (Thanks to Lärwi)

Alban Arena: Toyah Willcox Back At The Alban Arena!: A short article on Hormonal Housewives.

From My Mental Library: A book review blog post that mentions that Toyah is namechecked in Jack Sheffield’s 2011 book ‘Please Sir’: A new year at Ragley-On-The-Forest school… It’s 1981, the time of Adam and the Ants, Rubik’s Cube, the Sony Walkman and the Falklands War, as head teacher Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley-on-the-Forest School for another rollercoaster year. “Rubik’s cube was selling like there was no tomorrow, girls modelled their looks on Toyah Willcox, a few daring young men began to wear black eyeliner, and the Falklands War was on the horizon.” More info on the book at Amazon.

Digital Spy: Someone at the DS forum has started a ridiculous (if this does happen I’ll apologise for that ;)) rumour that Toyah is joining the EE cast… as an Australian! Barmy!!