Britain’s Got Talent: Kelly Fox had to be protected by husband from sleazy stars in 1980s
She took husband Jim on tour with her because it was the only way to stop men barging into her dressing room while she was getting changed
Kiss my ass baby
Ain’t gonna take your trash no more,
Kiss my ass baby
I Ain’t gonna take your trash no more,
I gonna pack up all I think
And walking my ass right outta the door
I’m gonna tell you why , are you listening?
here’s a little story
I came home a little early
I couldn’t believe my eyes
You were lying there bloody naked
With a woman between your thighs
Kiss my ass baby
Ain’t gonna take your trash no more
A gran who wowed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent last night has told how she had to run a gauntlet of showbiz sleaze in the 1980s when she first tried to find fame and fortune, the Sunday People reports.
Kelly Fox took husband Jim on tour with her as her bodyguard because it was the only way to stop men barging into her dressing room while she was getting changed.
Kelly, now 72, spent years as a stand-up comic, working in clubs and with male strippers and later appearing on top telly talent show New Faces in 1986.
And she says everywhere she went she had to fight off blokes trying to get up close and personal.
Her revelations come as police probe five more celebrities as part of Operation Yewtree in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Fresh complaints have been brought against two singers, two TV personalities and a comedian.Kelly, who has seven grandkids, said: “I worked with a load of naked boys and yes, they would try it on.
“But you would have to stand firm and be strong.
“It was tough in those days. They didn’t like it when they saw a strong woman but you just had to stand your ground.”
She went on: “When I was at shows around the country Jim would have to look after me in the dressing rooms.
“There would always be cheeky men barging into the room.
“It was a bit sleazy but my husband would protect me from them and shield me.”
Kelly added: “I wouldn’t be here without Jim – he is my rock.”
At one point in the 1980s she was hired as the warm-up for legendary male strip troupe the Chippendales. Kelly, who’s now reinvented herself as a singer, said: “When my manager told me I’d be performing with strippers I didn’t want to do it and thought, ‘What’s he got me into?’
“But I did my comedy routine and loved it.”
But it wasn’t just men Kelly had trouble with.
After she appeared on New Faces wearing a dazzling red PVC outfit, judge Nina Myskow slammed her act and declared: “I dislike this kind of grotesque approach where a woman has to make a complete fool of herself.”
Kelly, of Rochdale, Lancs, said: “It was so cruel. She should be ashamed of herself.”
But on Britain’s Got Talent last night Kelly was given a standing ovation after singing a quirky version of Kiss My Ass by the All Purpose Blues Band.
Head judge Simon Cowell, 53, told her: “You are an inspiration, you really are – I love you.
“You’re like a little tiger. I love the song and I’m going to remember you. I think you’re terrific.”
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