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BBC Radio 2: Su on The Michael Ball Show

May 17th, 2018

Su guested on The Michael Ball Show on BBC Radio 2 last month. A lengthy portion of her interview is available as a standalone audio clip at the BBCR2 website. (Photo © BBC)

Su Pollard chats to Michael about Last Laugh In Vegas
Su Pollard pops by to have a chat to Michael about her show The Last Laugh In Vegas.

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Michael Ball Show/BBCR2: “Afternoon Delight with Su Pollard”

April 22nd, 2018

bbcr217aListen to Su’s faberoonie interview with Michael Ball which aired earlier today on BBC Radio 2.

Su chatted about all manner of topics – including what she was currently wearing, not running the London Marathon, a brief overview of the concept of Last Laugh in Vegas, with lots of chat about her experiences in Las Vegas and how she got on with the other stars during the two weeks of filming. There was also the announcement of a new show Su will be appearing in, playing at the Edinburgh Festival in August - More about that very soon!

The interview begins approximately 1hr 31m into the show and runs for around 15 minutes, which includes a break for some music.

• Listen online at BBC Radio iPlayer for the next month.

BBC Radio 2: Su & Jess on Graham Norton’s Clips

April 15th, 2018

Su and, her fellow Last Laugh in Vegas star, Jess Conrad guested on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show on 31st March. Their full interview is now available at Graham’s Clips section at the BBCR2 website. Click on the photo to listen. (Photo © BBC)

Su Pollard and Jess Conrad on Vegas, World’s Worst Records, and singing dogs – Entertainers Su Pollard and Jess Conrad on the show ITV show Last Laugh In Vegas.

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Su on the Radio: BBC Radio Lancashire

April 13th, 2018

bbclanc18aSu and, her Last Laugh in Vegas co-star, Bernie Clifton guested on Graham Liver’s show on BBC Radio Lancashire on Tuesday.

Bernie Clifton & Su Pollard: Stars of The Last Laugh talk to Graham about the series, which sees some of the most famous names from comedy, music and variety from the 60s, 70s and 80s prepare for the gig of a lifetime.

• Listen to the interview at BBC iPlayer Radio.

What’s on TV: Interview: Su Talks Last Laugh in Vegas

April 3rd, 2018

wotv18aSu Pollard: ‘I’d tell anyone to go to Vegas if they can. It was a great adventure!’

A group of showbiz legends are given one last shot to put on a show in the variety capital of the world in new ITV show, Last Laugh in Vegas. Here, Su Pollard lifts the lid on what happened in Sin City…

Here, Su, 68, reveals all about preparing for the big night…

How did you find rehearsals for the show?
“We had this lovely choreographer, who initially wanted to see what we could do and it was almost a form of bonding. Anita had great poise and Bobby Ball was mincing around. I’m not a brilliant dancer but you have to do your best. I did feel vulnerable in there because there’s nothing to hide behind. You’ve got all your mates cheering you on but you’re thinking: ‘I’m absolutely dreadful!”

Vegas drag act Frank Marino was the producer on the show. What was he like? And what pointers did he give you?
“I thought Frank was the epitome of showbiz. He does a drag act in Vegas as Joan Rivers and he’s fantastic! He knows exactly what the Vegas audience wants and he gave each of us constructive criticism – he said I needed a translator because I speak too quick!”

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In between rehearsals, you get to experience what life is like for the locals in Vegas. Didn’t you all have a go at pole dancing?
“Yes! We had a lady, Tanya, who would show us something different every day and, this time, she showed us how to do pole dancing. Well, Tommy Cannon was fabulous. He’s got a core as strong as you like and he’s nearly 80! He could pole-dance anybody into the ground – whereas the rest of us just fell on the ground!”

• Continue reading Su’s interview at What’s On TV. (Photo © ITV)

Su on the Radio: Graham Norton BBC R2 TOMORROW!

March 30th, 2018

bbcr217aJust a quick reminder Su will be guesting on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show tomorrow morning. The show begins at 10am. with a plethora of guests, including Su and Jess Conrad.

Graham Norton: BBCR2: Sat 31st March: 10am
With Matt Cardle, Su Pollard and Jess Conrad. Graham hosts a vibrant Saturday mix of music, problems and celebrity chat. Singer Matt Cardle chatting about his new album, vocalists Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham discussing their new tour, and Su Pollard with Jess Conrad on ITV’s new reality show Last Laugh In Vegas.

• Listen to the show live or catch up post-airing at BBC iPlayer Radio.

Mirror: Su Pollard on Being An Unlikely Style Icon

March 27th, 2018

mirror18a‘Years ago people would snigger at my outfits, now they want pictures with me’

The comedy actress and performer, 68, on why young people are so fabulous, performing in Vegas, and why she’d never slum it in tracksuit bottoms…

Su Pollard, you won’t be surprised to learn, knows how to make an entrance. She greets us like a long-lost relative.

‘You made it, well done, my darling!’ she says, after we’d been stuck on a delayed train, her distinctive Nottingham accent undoubtedly heard five miles up the road.

She has also gone to great lengths not to disappoint on the sartorial front (just imagine if she’d turned up in joggers). She’s wearing a mini dress covered in black sequins decorated with four necklaces (red beads, a golden one with a silver motif, two jangly, chunky ones), a black velvet jacket covered in bling, beading and fringing and – our favourite bit – a bow with a picture of Snow White on it in her very short hair.

“It’s just what you’d wear to go to Sainsbury’s. Which I do,” she exclaims.

• Continue reading at The Mirror. (Photos © Rex)

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Sunday Express: Su Talks Holidays!

March 4th, 2018

express18aSu Pollard reveals her most memorable holiday… and her worst

Comedy actress and singer Su Pollard, 68, most famous for her role of chalet maid Peggy in the sitcom Hi-de-Hi! set in a fictional 1960s holiday camp, has travelled the world both for work and pleasure. She is single and lives in North London.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLIDAY

Twenty years ago, on the South Island of New Zealand where I’d been working. Along with cast members, we visited an Albatross breeding colony. We were there at the exact moment the chicks started hatching and emerged from the eggs. It was the most magical experience. We also saw two penguins arm in arm. I am totally smitten with New Zealand.

AND YOUR WORST?

New York with my sister Jean. We joined a four-hour bus sightseeing tour in freezing temperatures visiting areas such as Queens and Brooklyn. It was pouring with rain and the windows were held together with gaffer tape to stop the water getting in. But the roof leaked terribly. By the time we got off, they could have chopped off our feet and we wouldn’t have felt the pain. The only good part was that I saw a brownstone house where Barbra Streisand once lived. I’m one of her biggest fans.

• Continue reading at the Sunday Express.

Celebrity Radio: Su Pollard Interview

December 23rd, 2017

A great new panto interview with Su, by Alex Belfield of Celebrity Radio.

Radio X: Plug My Panto

December 19th, 2017

Su Pollard is looking like a fabulous box of quality street in her panto outfit… Su “plugged” Snow White on Radio X’s Chris Moyles Show this morning. Click below to watch/listen at Twitter.

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Mix 96: Interview with Su Pollard

December 16th, 2017

Listen to a panto themed interview with Su, from Mix 96, by clicking below.

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The Telegraph: Money – Fame and Fortune

December 12th, 2017

telegraph17aSu Pollard: ‘My last Hi-de-Hi royalty cheque was for £11.20′

Actress and singer Su Pollard, 68, came to fame as Peggy Ollerenshaw in Hi-de-Hi!, BBC One’s iconic Eighties comedy. She later starred in You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching! She had a number two hit single, Starting Together, in 1986, and has toured the UK as a singer.

She has performed in many musicals, theatre productions, pantomimes, and has also toured with her own one-woman show. Su lives in London.

How did your childhood influence your work ethic and attitude towards money?

I was taught a good work ethic by both parents. My dad started off in the woodyard, making packing cases for Player’s, the cigarette manufacturers, and worked his way up to become a data processing clerk.

My mother worked part-time at the same factory. She impressed upon my sister and myself that you always do your very best, work as hard as you can, and then hopefully things improve in life.

• Continue reading at The Telegraph (registration required).

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Snow White: Quick Fire Questions From The Wicked Queen

December 12th, 2017

snowwhite17vSu gets set for another Christmas in pantoland with ten festive questions for the Wicked Queen…

1. Tinsel or fairy lights? Fairy lights
2. Real tree or fake tree? Fake tree
3. Turkey or nut roast? Turkey
4. Yule log or mince pie? Mince pie
5. Snowman or snow angel? Snowman
6. Baddie or goodie? Baddie
7. Mulled wine or bucks fizz? Bucks fizz
8. Star or fairy on top of the Christmas tree? Fairy
9. Boxing Day or Xmas Eve? Oooh, that’s really hard! Can I have half of each?
10. Boo! or He’s behind you!? Boo!

And here’s her dressing room castle playlist!

Little Mix, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, George Michael, Barbara Streisand, Robbie Williams, My Sherona – The Knack, Tiger Feet – Mud, Put A Ring On It - Beyonce

• Many thanks to the Aylebsury Waterside Theatre.

Lorraine: Su Pollard Could Not Face the I’m A Celeb Jungle

December 7th, 2017

Su’s interview with Lorraine on ITV this morning.

Su Pollard is looking forward to playing the Wicked Queen in panto, and reveals that she could never go on I’m A Celeb but admires the people who do.