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March 30, 2005: 'Young Performer' magazine
Su & Annie castSu was included in a small feature in the January/February issue of 'Young Performer' magazine.

Nine Join Su Pollard in Annie

Comedienne Su Pollard came to Buxton Opera House for a week to plays Miss Hannigan in Annie, working with nine girls from Stagecoach, who played the orphans. Their rigorous warm-up made them the envy of the older cast-members, and the show played to full houses each night.

Young Performer magazineThis article is from the January 2005 issue of Young Performer magazine.

Young Performer magazine
The Only Magazine for Young Performers

Young Performer is a national magazine inspired by Stagecoach and published by McMillan Scott Publishing. There are six issues a year. The magazine is designed to appeal to those young people for whom acting, singing and dancing is a passion. The focus is to entertain, inform and educate through articles, news stories, quizzes, competitions and cartoon strips.

March 30, 2005: Su - Out on the town!
SuHere's a couple of recent pictures of Su - out and about in London.
March 30, 2005: Su on 'The Richard & Judy Show'
Su guested last week on The Richard & Judy Show, in their celebrity line-dancing contest, with viewers voting on who would win...


Line dancing is one of the fastest growing crazes in the UK today. It’s widely reported that over two million people line dance every week. If there’s a church hall near you the chances are that it has line dance in it. It’s easy to pick up, great for keeping fit and unlikely ballroom and Latin, you don’t have to worry about bringing a partner. Celebrity line dancers include Madonna and Colin Farrell. The standard of competition line dancing has now reached the same level as ballroom dancing. It may also surprise you that line dancing far exceeds its stereotype image of yeehah cowboys in gingham shirts dancing to Country and Western music. In reality the line dancing community uses a wide variety of music, from Irish to R&B, rock, funky and pop.

So Richard and Judy have invited celebrities Jim Bowen, Amy Lame, Su Pollard, Terri Dwyer and Piers Hernu to try their hand at this, and a more diverse bunch you couldn’t hope for. But who will last the week and make it to the grand final on Friday?

Find out more below...! 



Jim Bowen was born in Lancashire and adopted. He is an ex-deputy Headmaster and PE teacher. He is best known for his “Bullseye” TV game show which ran for 15 years and was regularly watched by over 12 million viewers. He jokes that they “Plunged news depths of quality” with the show. He was famous for the catchphrases ‘Super, Smashing, Great’ and ‘let’s see what you would have won’.

Jim on Dancing:
I can count as I am quite musical. I was with a band on the QE2 for 18 years. I played the trumpet and would sing. My Wife used take line dancing classes on the cruise ships I worked on. My wife got some CD’s for me ‘Achy breaky heart’ and we have been practising. I know what a grapevine is. I am not in this to come second.”


It was of course Hi De Hi! The role of Peggy Ollerenshaw was to make Su a household name and the title of the series became a catchphrase echoed through the land. Hi De Hi! has now gone onto achieve almost legendary status in the annals of British comedy and ran until 1988, notching up some 58 episodes which regularly attracted audiences of over 15 million.

Su on Dancing:
I'm not too bad at dancing. However, I always say I have trouble with my balls! The balls of my feet that is. It’s my weight transference. Singing comes far more naturally to me. I am quite slow at learning dancing, I do get there in the end but have to go over the moves.


Broadcaster, writer, club hostess, model, and glamourpuss, Amy most recently took part in ITV's Celebrity Fit Club. Her team, Vanessa Feltz, Lowri Turner, Jono Coleman won. “I have lost a grand total of 2 stone 13 pounds ... and I managed to do it without pummelling Freddie Starr or John Forgeham! Our team won- The prize? Zilch....except for our brand new svelt(ish) figures.

Amy on Dancing:
When I was 8 my mother and her friends were really into disco. They would go and learn how to hustle and then teach their kids. I have never been that into dancing. As an adult I dance focusing on shuffling and looking at my feet with a pint in my hand.


Terri spent her childhood in a village in Leicestershire, where she had an, 'incredibly happy upbringing.' Terri took a Gap year, which is when she took up her modelling. From then she never looked back. When asked about her audition for Hollyoaks, at the age of 22 years old, Terri said that although she did get the part without any previous acting experience, the auditioning process wasn't easy.

Terri on Dancing:
As a child Terri did a lot of sport, as well as tap, ballet and modern jazz. “I have coordination and can follow chorography as long as it not too complex. I have never tried line dancing so I don’t know what to expect.


Piers was the Editor of ‘Front’ magazine which was a very typical ‘in your face’ magazine with ‘babes & bikinis ‘. He is now a senior features writer for FHM and is a radio and TV broadcaster.

Piers on Dancing:
I won my junior school disco when I was 13 dancing to Madness ‘My girl”. I wore a trilby and a Fred Perry v-neck and looked very cool. Now the only dancing I do is at the odd Xmas party or when I am home getting ready to go out. I usually air guitar to ‘Guns and Roses.’ I'm planning to win this competition although I am a bit in the dark about it. I keep looking in the mirror to see if I am looking in shape. I saw an athlete looking like Michael Flatley staring back at me.

March 30, 2005: Su on TV
Gimme Gimme Gimme : Saturday 9th April - UKTV Gold : 10.20pm
Gimme Gimme Gimme : Saturday 9th April - UKTV Gold Plus 1 : 11.20pm
March 30, 2005: 'Starting Together'
Su was heard during Easter Holiday Monday's The A - Z of Eastenders (celebrating 20 years of the BBC soap opera). Her 1986 hit 'Starting Together' was played during a look back at the Square's numerous weddings.
March 14, 2005: Su on TV
Gimme Gimme GimmeGimme Gimme Gimme:
Saturday 26th March : UKTV Gold : 10.50pm
Saturday 26th March : UKTV Gold Plus 1 : 11.50pm
Sunday 27th March : UKTV Gold : 4.10am
Sunday 27th March : UKTV Gold Plus 1 : 5.10am

Singing in The Drain. Series 3, episode 5. Sitcom about two flatmates who have nothing in common apart from their outrageous attitude to life and their taste in men. Linda finally realises her ambition to become a model, while Tom secures an audition for a West-End musical. Starring: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Brian Bovell, Beth Goddard, Su Pollard, and Jonathan Harvey.

February 26, 2005: Su update
Greetings everyone. Sorry for the lack of updates to Su Online recently...

Su has just recently returned from an exciting trip Down Under. While in Australia Su did some work with the Australian arm of the BBC. Including adverts and trailers for Hi-De-Hi!, which is currently being re-aired there. The show is a huge favourite. 

Su also enjoyed a few days relaxing and catching up with Aussie friends. After such a hectic 2004 it was a well deserved time for Su to unwind and take things a little easier.

More info on Su's plans for 2005 very, very soon...

February 26, 2005: We're Back!!
Apologies to anyone who was unable to access Su Online over the past few days or so.

Normal service has resumed.

January 19, 2005: A new Webletter - Coming Soon!
Just to let all website visitors that Su is currently completing her latest Webletter.

Always a great read - straight from the pen of Su!

Coming Soon, to SuOnline.

January 2, 2005: Happy New Year
A Happy, Safe & Prosperous 2005 to all SuOnline visitors. 
January 2, 2005: 'Annie' @ Tameside Hippodrome
AnnieDon't forget that Su continues in Annie, at the Tameside Hippodrome in Ashton under Lyne, through until Saturday 8th January. The four-week Christmas season has been a roaring festive succes and a fitting end to the Annie 2004 UK tour.

Annie - The Musical
13th December 2004 - 8th January 2005
Tameside Hippodrome, Oldham Road, 
OL6 7SE 

January 2, 2005:  Su, & 'Little Britain'
Su is namechecked in an article, in today's 'Observer', on 2004's TV phenomenon Little Britain.

"With the memory of the camply grotesque The League of Gentlemen still warm, Little Britain can hardly claim to be 'the only gay show in the village', but it has still managed to upset some commentators. In defence, actor Anthony Head, who plays the Prime Minister to Walliams's besotted aide-de-camp, Sebastian Love, points out that dressing up as women and portraying pantomime grotesques is not exactly an innovation in British comedy. 

'At Matt's birthday party, he went dressed up as Su Pollard from Hi-de-Hi! and David went as Dick Emery. I think that makes the argument about British humour perfectly,' he said." 


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