Hughie: I’m sure I’ll make the odd appearance on his channel. I would like to do my own sometime but I’m not very good with social media. I need to learn more before hand and come up with a theme for my videos and site.
Scott – When was the moment that music was your passion?
Robyn – Growing up I went to three different stage schools, ( not at the same time obviously hehe ) I was always put into competitions for singing and dancing and always walked away with medals and trophies for every routine that I did. So at the age of 15 I entered a singing competition and performed at the Hackney Empire. From that moment on I knew I wanted to be a singer. But wasn’t aloud to fulfil my dreams until I finished school. ( Education is important ).
Scott – Who was your idol growing up?
Robyn – My idol has always been and always will be Michael Jackson!
Scott – I love your song “OH I” in the video your really into your dancing, Is this something you really enjoy as well?
Robyn – I wasn’t very confident child growing up but I always put on shows at home for my family and toys. So to gain confidence my parents decided to put me into performing arts. This has always been apart of my life and wouldn’t change that for the world.
Scott – What’s your thoughts of Spice Girls reunion? Do you want it to happen even tho it could be only 3 of them?
Robyn – Growing up I loved the Spice Girls! I acted as every single Spice Girl depending on my mood, I would always felt guilty if I did a show and didn’t act as one of them just in case they felt left out. I was like their biggest fan EVER. I would love for them to do a reunion! I think it would be great if they invited me along to perform to hehe, cheeky I know!
Scott – Where will you performing this summer?
Robyn – I can’t give away too much because nothing has been announced, but just know that there is some really exciting things coming!
Scott – Your YouTube vlog is great! Is this something you always wanted to do, share your experience with your fans?
Robyn – Hey thanks! Well I’ve only really just started using my YouTube channel properly. The whole idea of vlogging the events I do, is so that my fans could see what actually goes into every performance. Everyone sees the final production, nobody realises that it’s not that easy and a lot of work goes into what I do. I also wanted to show my fans that I’m not that different from them either. I like being weird and crazy. I think that comes across pretty well in my videos.
Scott – Do you ever get nervous before going on stage? If yes, how do you over come them?
Robyn – To be honest I don’t really get nervous no. I get more excited than anything. Knowing that I’m going to go on stage to perform to my fans makes what I do more fun! I love seeing my fans in the audience and I love meeting them after a show! Why be nervous when the people you love and know love you are supporting you?
Scott – Have you ever thought to go on “The X Factor” or “The Voice” ?
Robyn – Truthfully I’ve never wanted to enter either of those shows. I want to be different.
Scott – How did it all kick off for you, Your career?
Robyn – Well it all started with my song “Home” that I wrote for Help 4 Heroes. Everybody supported the song seeing as all the money raised went to the charity. A fan wrote a letter to Prince Harry about my song. He then wrote back to her, commending me on my song and to keep going. “Home” also got to number 6 in the singer/songwriter charts on ITunes. This was how my career started. From then I’ve just kept working harder and have been doing lots of tours that I love!
Follow Robyn on Twitter here – RobynlouRegan
Paul Manners came to our screen in 2015 on Britain’s Got Talent, The success he has since the show has been a journey, from UK gigs, ITV shows and now his new signed record label…
Scott: You was a big hit on last year’s BGT, how has life been since the show?
Paul: It has been amazing with so much to come. I am ever so grateful to learn that Peter Andre wrote an article on me in his New! Magazine column. I appreciate everyone remembering me and knowing that I have so much to give to others. I have since been onstage at Clacton’s first beach festival with 50,000 people attending, school visits, performed at dick de vigne’s nightclub in South-end (not far short of maximum capacity), sung at various weddings/anniversaries, DJ’d at nightclubs, played various celebrity charity football matches for wonderful causes who are in desperate need of support, performed on stage in Hyde Park at Winter Wonderland and appeared on red carpets.
Scott: How was the audition process?
Paul: I originally auditioned at the Excel, London before Christmas 2014 with my song ‘Inspirational’. It was great to receive the phone call asking for me to attend judge’s auditions. Things did get a bit awkward though when my audition date was changed, sent to Manchester and I was advised by the production team to do my livelier song ‘Hold You In My Arms’. I absolutely enjoyed entertaining during my main audition although I was put outside of my comfort zone; the massive speaker that made the buzzing sound behind the backdrop kept making me jump and the microphone which I had to use. It was also lovely to be recognised by Dec before walking onto the stage, he said to me “I’ve seen you somewhere before”. I can’t remember where I had met him before, may have been watching in the audience on a previous show or performing in central London on a night out. After receiving three yeses I was asked to return to the deliberation round with a phone call from Simon Cowell and David Walliams. The conversation was hilarious. After my audition aired I was notified by several fans that Stephen Mulhern had mentioned this phone call on ITV’s ‘This Morning’, to which I had called up the production team to not authorize the airing of the phone call as I was not told that it was being recorded at the time. My interview with Stephen Mulhern was also never aired on ITV 2, it was so funny to film; we ripped into each other with plenty of banter. It’s a shame it was never aired though and I would love to see myself presenting a show sometime. A few days later I was asked by the production team if I would be the semi-final reserve act for the live shows. I had to attend rehearsals at Thames Television HQ and sign a pre-record contract with syco/sony. It was a shame that it didn’t go through but I would like to thank everyone for their support. During every live show I kept getting hundreds of messages by people wishing I was in the finals. I would love to work up to a point where I would perform as a guest on the show sometime, without forgetting the words! Lol
Scott: Congratulations on the new record label deal, what can you tell us about it?
Paul: It’s with major independent label CO Records UK. I had a meeting at The Dorchester in Park Lane, London on Friday 1st July to discuss & sign the contract. The deal is for one single, 6 months.
Scott: Your EP “Hold You In My Arms” was a hit on Itunes, Will you be carrying on with that style of music?
Paul: Like my current EP, I love doing variety. I shall be exploring all styles with my own personal touch. I love it when others enjoy what I do and can relate to it. You’ll have to wait and see what’s instore for my next single.
Scott: Have you got any gigs coming up? If so where can we be seeing you?
Paul: Any events can be found on google or my website, paulmofficial.com. With my record contract, we will be building up to a gig at the O2 Arena, London in November sometime; which is what I’ve been told by the label.
Scott: You’ve met some great people over the last year who was you star struck by the most?
Paul: I’m just myself and always calm when I meet other great people, but after BGT I was asked to DJ/host a family birthday party to which Shona McGarty (Eastenders) was a guest as it was for her cousin. It took us ages to say hello to each other as I guess we were both star struck of one another but it turned out to be a great knees up. It is always lovely to meet great people who think of others and are down to earth.
Scott: We saw you on Judge Rinder earlier this year, how was that? Is everything OK with your father now?
Paul: Everything has always been ok with Dad. He has always been there for me. It was a great experience and a privilege to have the wonderful support from all the ITV Manchester studios production team. They had contacted me mentioning that they loved me on BGT and would I be interested to come on the show with a true story. I had then asked Dad if he would like to appear on television and he agreed. During filming when I saw a picture of mum, I broke down; thinking how I wish she was still here today.
Scott: Who’s your favourite artist at the moment?
Paul: I love the dance track which is currently No. 1 in the UK charts ‘This girl – Kungs vs cookin’ on 3 burners’, what a tune! I don’t have a favourite artist but love others who are down to earth, work hard with a smile and positive.
Scott: What can we expect from you in 2016?
Paul: Lots of hard work, entertainment and making a positive difference. Thank you all for being there.
Join Paul on his social media…
Twitter – Tweet Paul Manners
Facebook – Fan Page
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Nathan – The most painful would have to be a tie between a vampire facial & my nose job! I’ve had two.
The least would Botox, it’s painless but has fantastic results. I go to a clinic called Mac Aesthetics. She treats many celebrities, including Geordie Shore! So I trust her, I’ve had so many bad experiences with aesthetic clinics, you think there good at the time, then realise long term the damage some of them have caused.
Nathan – I would love to host my own show! I’ve always wanted to go into Big Brother! I feel it’s my turn. I’m ready for it!
I want to do PAs throughout the UK..
Get back into modelling, it’s always been a passion of Myn.
Scott – In 2006 we saw you on Big Brother, You were a big hit! How has it changed your life?
Nikki – Crazy! The public’s reaction was amazing! You just don’t know what to expect. I thank everyone who supported me through my time in the house.
Scott – You had your own TV show not long after Big Brother, Did you know what you was in for?
Nikki – I thought it was me going out finding jobs in fashion, wedding planning etc. But no I was doing fishing, Farming and Waste officer! I was shocked!
Scott – I know you do some DJing, How is that going?
Nikki – It hard work but fun! If i’m at a party / event its an option to do it I will, But i rather be in party enjoying it with everyone.
Scott – Your book “Fragile” touch a lot of people, Relating what you went through! Was that your goal for the book?
Nikki – Yes my goal was to help others, I wanted to use my profile to raise the awareness for people to know your not on your own, And be a support for people who is or has been through anorexia nervosa.
Scott – How’s your clothing line going?
Nikki – Popular, I have some new jackets coming out which Katie Price has been wearing, Bring on the next season!
Scott – You’ve been a big hit in Canada doing big brother, How was the experience?
Nikki – A lot harder, It was tough at times, But I lasted 2 months! I enjoyed myself and I love Canada now.
Scott – What advice would you give to people who are wanting to do BB?
Nikki – Be yourself!! Don’t be so extreme, The audition process they can see who are not being them self’s. Be you, Be amazing and enjoy the experience.
Scott – Have you been watching this years BB? What you thinking of Marco and Laura?
Nikki – Yes I’ve been loving it! Marco need to go! I hope he does tonight (17th June) hes disgusting, and Laura shes thinks she hot but not!
Scott – What you up to for the rest of the year?
Nikki – Busy busy! I’m going back to Canada to do some meet & greets which i can not wait to do! I’m working on my YouTube channel Nikki – Channel I be going on BBox 1st July and my clothing line.
Scott – I brought my book out in March called “OUT” its about being gay and getting bullied through school and work places. What would you say to them bullies?
Nikki – Take a look at your own life! You must be unhappy in your life to make others feel down, Just leave them alone and worry about your own life.
Find Nikki on Twitter – Nikki