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Mirror: Masked Singer Fans Think Panda Is Toyah!

January 26th, 2022

Masked Singer fans ‘rumble’ celebrity on show – but for more than one character

The Masked Singer UK fans say they’ve got clues and proof that one star is under the mask, but she’s been named as playing multiple characters

The Masked Singer UK viewers have shared their thoughts on Twitter over the latest batch of characters. One name in particular has been shared constantly with fans believing they have proof she is on the show. However, the particular celebrity has in fact been suggested for multiple characters, while one in particular.

Musician, actress, and TV presenter Toyah Willcox is tipped to be unmasked as Panda on the hit ITV series, with fans convinced it is her. That said, she’s also been thrown into the mix for Rockhopper and Mushroom, as well as Firework.

Basically, fans are convinced the vocals and clues match her for all of the characters, but she can’t possibly be playing all of them can she? While we wouldn’t put it past the double-bluffing bosses on the show, the characters have all appeared on stage at the same time at one point, or at least most of them have. It is also very unlikely they have one celebrity performing as more than one character, meaning someone else has to be the other characters.

It’s Panda that has had the most guesses as being Toyah by viewers, with many convinced the vocals gave the game away.

• Continue reading at The Mirror. NB. The Sun, Express, Independent and others have a similar story but they have Cyndi Lauper as Panda. The Masked Singer continues this Saturday evening on ITV at 7pm. Have a listen…. Definitely not Toyah but it does sound sort of like Cyndi!

Mirror: Hazel O’Connor Is In Toyah Willcox’s Prayers

January 19th, 2022

Toyah Willcox says Hazel O’Connor is ‘in her prayers’ ahead of their June tour

Toyah Willcox, 63, says her friend Hazel O’Connor is ‘in good hands’ after she suffered a bleed on the brain earlier this month. Hazel, 66, was found at her home in France after suffering a ‘serious medical event’ and was placed in a coma for 24 hours.

Toyah Willcox says 80’s star Hazel O’Connor is “in her prayers” after she suffered a bleed on the brain.

Taking to Twitter, the singer shared a trio of photos from their glory days and recent snaps where the pair were rehearsing for a joint tour.

The 63-year-old wrote: “Dearest Hazel you are in our prayers, you are in good hands and we love you, Toyah xxx”

Toyah is still planning to take the stage with Hazel for their Electric Ladies of the 80s gig in June this year. Hazel, who invited Duran Duran to join her tour as a support act before they hit the big time, suffered a bleed on the brain on January 9.

• Continue reading at The Mirror.

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.