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Mirror: Toyah Willcox Urged To Sign Up To Strictly

April 6th, 2020

Toyah Willcox urged to sign up to Strictly after sharing lockdown dance routine

Fans of the punk icon have pleaded with her to appear on Strictly Come Dancing after she showcased her dancing skills on social media

Toyah Willcox and her husband Robert Fripp, like many, are trying to stay occupied amid the coronavirus lockdown.

And the punk icon sprinkled cheer on social media on Sunday by uploading footage of her and her husband executing a fun dance routine onto Twitter – which led to fans pleading with her to sign up to BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Glamming up for the routine, the musician, 61, slipped into a stunning embellished gown for the performance and Robert went all out by donning a suit and tie.

Using their kitchen as their stage the husband and wife pulled off impressive footwork to Bill Haley’s 1956 hit Rock Around the Clock. After they finished the uplifting jig, Toyah addressed the camera and said: “Happy lockdown lunch.”

• Continue reading at The Mirror. NB: At time of writing the video clip – Happy #lockdown lunch – had been viewed almost 107,000 times.

Mirror: The Day I Met Steve Strange

February 14th, 2015

A slightly strange, but interesting, article about Steve Strange: The day I met Steve Strange – after he invited me to his birthday party, has been published by the Mirror. The article includes a selection of photos of Steve, including this one of Toyah and Steve at the British Rock & Pop Awards in 1982. (NB. The post title isn’t a quote by Toyah, they just include a photo of her!)

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Mirror: 6 Things You Need To Know About Episode 2 Of Splash!

January 12th, 2014

mirror14aAs Paul Ross is (unsurprisingly) sent home, here’s what we learned from week two of the celebrity diving competition

Toyah Has A Close Shave – But Still Scores High: Toyah Willcox, described as the princess of punk as she sashays across the pool to the sound of Pink’s ‘So What’, looks like she’s up for the challenge of the competition… Her performance is really good – but Toyah tucks in so early that her hair actually brushes the board as she falls into the water. Any closer and she could have smacked her head, suffered partial memory loss. Imagine… The judges loved Toyah’s energy and skill, praising her for punching above her weight. She gets an 8, 8.5 and 7.5, equalling an impressive 24.

Toyah And Anna Duke It Out In The Splash-Off: After Paul Ross and Martin are (unsurprisingly) sent home, and Keith Duffy is put through to next week, it falls to the two honourable ladies of the evening, Toyah and Anna, to duke it out for a position in the semi-final… Jo Brand wants Toyah to go through, and reminds us all she’s had a hip operation, but the other judges choose Anna and she is sent through with Keith.

• Continue reading at the Mirror.

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Mirror: Splash! Week 2: Keith Duffy, Martin Offiah and Toyah Willcox

January 7th, 2014

mirror14aSplash! week 2: Keith Duffy, Martin Offiah and Toyah Willcox among those prepared to take the plunge

Tom Daley and his new contestants gear up for the second heat

Splash! is ready to take on audiences for a second week and this time it’s enlisted the skills of five new celebrities. Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, comedian/presenter Paul Ross, rugby league star Martin Offiah, singer/actress/presenter Toyah Willcox and television presenter Anna Williamson will feature this time around.

• Continue reading at the Mirror.

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Mirror: Rizzle Kicks, Cheryl Baker and Toyah Willcox Stranded

March 12th, 2013

Rizzle Kicks, Cheryl Baker and Toyah Willcox among hundreds of motorists stranded in cars by snow

Queues of up to 30 MILES long formed as police, snow ploughs and gritting lorries battled to treat the roads in the South East.

Hundreds of motorists were stranded in their cars overnight in freezing conditions after snow brought traffic to a standstill. Celebrities including Rizzle Kicks, Cheryl Baker and Toyah Willcox were among those stuck for hours in the bitter cold in long tailbacks

• Continue reading at the Mirror.

Mirror: Me And My Health (Print Version)

February 7th, 2013

Here is the print version of Toyah’s interview with the ‘Mirror’ from Tuesday. It is, of course, the same interview that was published on their website.  This edition also includes the great photo of Toyah from 1981.

‘For 40 years I’ve survived on three hours’ sleep a night’: Toyah Willcox on her battle with insomnia

Born with a twisted spine, a clubbed right foot and one leg shorter than the other, singer and actress Toyah Willcox has also suffered from chronic insomnia for 40 years.

Now the 54-year-old, who lives with her husband, musician Robert Fripp, 66, has finally found relief through having acupuncture.

I’ve suffered from ­chronic insomnia for 40 years. It started when I was a 14-year-old ­dyslexic schoolgirl revising for my exams in ­Birmingham. I experienced the typical ­teenage stress that the pressure of cramming for exams, and then sitting there for hours on end doing them brings.

• Continue reading at the Mirror. Read Dreamscape’s news post on this here. (Thanks to Richard Smith for the scan)

Mirror: Toyah Willcox On Her Battle With Insomnia

February 5th, 2013

A new interview with Toyah, talking about her lifelong insomnia, in today’s Mirror, accompanied with some great photos.

‘For 40 years I’ve survived on three hours’ sleep a night’: Toyah Willcox on her battle with insomnia

Born with a twisted spine, a clubbed right foot and one leg shorter than the other, singer and actress Toyah Willcox has also suffered from chronic insomnia for 40 years.

Now the 54-year-old, who lives with her husband, musician Robert Fripp, 66, has finally found relief through having acupuncture.

I’ve suffered from ­chronic insomnia for 40 years. It started when I was a 14-year-old ­dyslexic schoolgirl revising for my exams in ­Birmingham. I experienced the typical ­teenage stress that the pressure of cramming for exams, and then sitting there for hours on end doing them brings.

During what felt like a solid month of exam papers, I just stopped sleeping. Once the pattern set in, it became a habit and I never really addressed it because back then no one really talked about insomnia. You’d just had a bad night’s sleep.

• Continue reading at the Mirror.