What did you do last Thursday?
Watch TV? Eat pizza? Read a magazine? Take a bath?
That’s my usual Thursday regimen, too – yeah, I’m wild – but last Thursday was a little bit different. I’d been invited to take part in a Twitter Q&A with the legend that is Toyah Willcox in association with the team behind The Sun’s online bingo show! You can’t get more modern than that when it comes to interviewing a celebrity, can you?
The last Twitter Q&A I did was way back in my Vice Magazine days of 2009, very hungover, with Mariachi El Bronx, a heavy metal band from New York with a Mariachi side project (well, duh, don’t all heavy metal bands?). I had a feeling this one might be slightly different…
I’m a big fan of Toyah. She lives in the Worcestershire town I grew up in and widely regarded as a local legend so I was really excited to chat to her. I’d been invited down to The Sun’s jazzy studios (plied with the promise of wine, even!) and was excited to meet their celebrity crew – Brian Dowling and Rustie Lee – but as many of the best plans are this was scuppered by a baby with a temperature. Baby Hux: killing off my celebrity social life since 2012 ;)
And so we were to do it over the phone… and here it is! Lovely Toyah on the blower to me! We had a grand old chat with questions being asked of her via my Twitter feed (some more sensible than others)…
So here it is: 13 things you’ve always wanted to know about Toyah Willcox. All in 140 characters or less.
Q: Who are you backing on I’m a Celebrity?
A: I think Melanie Sykes is amazing!
Q: If you could learn another language what would it be?
A: French. Because that allows you to watch lots of European movies. And my second choice is Spanish
Q: Do you brush your teeth before or after breakfast?
A: As soon as I get up! But then also after breakfast, too
Q: What’s your favourite Tube stop?
A: I love Westminster – you can feel the history there
Q: Have you ever owned a Toyotah?
A: No! I tend to drive Peugeot
Q: Have you kept her ‘Most Fanciable Female’ award from Smash Hits? (Kim Wilde was runner-up….)
A: Yes! I keep all my awards in my London home in my office.
Q: Your brilliant album Desire is the only one to never get a cd reissue. Will it ever see the light of day again?
A: I own the rights to desire & am holding it back for the right time…
Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: I’ve never been to Bali and have always wanted to go
Q: Do you keep your ketchup and eggs in the fridge or out of the fridge?
A: both in the fridge!
Q: Which 5 people would you invite to a dinner party?
A: Joan of Arc, David Bowie, Florence Nightingale, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen Victoria
Q: The eighties: which outfit would you bring back and why?
A: Thunder in the Mountains – slashed black suede dress: perfect for rocking out on-stage!
Q: Who was your favourite Teletubby?
A: LaaLaa as I am very short – we had that in common.
Q: What is your favourite way to relax?
A: I love the simplicity of walking, either in the city or countryside
Huge thank-yous to The Sun Bingo for supporting MTT and introducing me to the legend that is Toyah Willcox ;)