We're all used to seeing Twink wearing the nerves off Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late of a Friday night, so to see her pop up on Ireland AM's 'Breakfast With…' segment armed with a platter of baked goods was quite the surprise. She brought muffins, which was quite apt given the impending subject matter...
First, she addressed her five years living in Vegas when she was a mere slip of a thing, and how her daughter is currently there with Celtic Woman (of course she lopped that in there, she's a pro). Then she spoke about her new book, obviously the reason why she was on the segment, which is entitled Twink Unzipped (she's "siocudal" she didn't come up with that title herself). It entered the best sellers chart at number 2. no less, and so on.
And then we got to the bit for the viewer. The arbitrary questions that hum of that segment in Saturday's Guardian magazine.
What did she want to be when she grew up? You may be surprised to hear that there's only ever one thing she wanted to be, and that's a doctor. Specifically a neurosurgeon.
What's her guilty pleasure? Classic FM.
Her one Desert Island Item? "Apart from my beautiful girls, my mutts."
Most extravagant purchase? "A Louis Vuitton case"
One famous person for one hot steamy night? "Internationally, it would have to be Christopher Meloni (off Law & Order SVU, not to be confused with Christopher Maloney off The X Factor) or Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace)." And here it comes: "In Ireland… for badness I'd have to say Pat Kenny… mmhhmmm mmm mmm."
For "badness"... And with that, the interview was over, leaving the image of Twink making sex eyes across the RTE canteen at Pat Kenny hanging in far too many minds. That's not a patch on what my twisted subconscious has them doing in the Late Late Show green room in the late-90s, involving masks, baked goods, and Derek Davis watching from the corner *shudders*. You're welcome.
To see the interview in full, it's available on the TV3 website.