ON Magazine – Interview Q&A
One of Britain’s Got Talent‘s break-out stars from 2017, Jess Robinson is embarking on her debut UK tour in 2018. The show, ‘Here Come The Girls’, features spot on celebrity impressions and stunning vocal gymnastics.
Expect some old favourites, fresh impressions, duets with dead celebs and divas as you’re never heard them before. Whether your cup of tea is watching Shirley Bassey belt or if you want to see Jess strut her stuff with Nicki Minaj, there’ll be something for everyone, from 9 to 90.
Here are her ‘Famous Last Words’…
Last thing you did that made you feel good?
Well… on the ‘flippant’ end of the scale I spent the morning planning the opening number for my ‘Here Come The Girls’ show. It made me feel so excited and happy. Singing and making people laugh gives me such a buzz. And on the more serious end of the spectrum I became an Ambassador for Childline and the NSPCC after performing at their big annual fundraising ball. I feel really honoured to be supporting such an incredible charity. Having worked with children for a big part of my life, it’s very close to my heart.
“I reckon she’d be a laugh”
Last thing you’d want to be doing right now?
Sorting out the seven boxes of wigs, costumes, props and show outfits I’ve acquired from my shows over the past few years. But I’m gonna have to do it at some point as I’m filming some new impressions sketches next week. It’s going to take me ages to find everything I need as I’ve muddles all the bits up; I’ve got Tina Tuner’s hair in the same box as Kate Bush’s nightie and Niki Minaj’s fake bottom. Liza Minelli’s beads are all tangled in Sonia from Eastenders’ trumpet and it’ll take me hours to get Jessie J’s red lipstick out of Marilyn’s dress.
Last night on Earth… What’s your poison?
I think it’s got to be champagne, dhaaaarling. It’s a classic and it has to be really cold.
Last supper… What are you ordering?
I’d like an all-you-can-eat Betty’s afternoon tea with a massive plate of cheese and biscuits, a side order of mashed potato with melted cheese and two indigestion tablets please.
Last person you’d want to share a drink with?
Wait, does this mean ‘the last person on earth’ you’d want to have a drink with? Cos that’d be Katie Hopkins… or Hitler. Or does it mean I’m allowed to pick one last person to have a drink with before I die? Cos if that’s the one, I’ll go for my boyfriend… or Adele. I reckon she’d be a laugh.
“Back your sisters up”
Last time you shed a tear and why?
Gosh! Good question! Oh I know. I was over at my grandma’s house celebrating her birthday – she’s 102! She leaned over to blow out her candles and her teeth fell into the birthday cake and we all (including her) cried with laughter.
Last refuge… where would you go?
Back to mum and dad’s cottage. I grew up in a gorgeous little village in Hertfordshire. I’d like to be back with my mum and dad and Nellie the dog in front of the fire.
Last the course… tips on loot, love & life?
Loot: work hard while you can. Surround yourself with things that make you happy. If it doesn’t – chuck it. That goes for men too!
Love: First and foremost love yourself. Don’t give up on your dreams. You can judge how good someone is for you by how much you like yourself when you’re with them. Don’t forget your friends.
Life: Sing. Laugh. Surround yourself with good people. Give something back. Be kind. If you’re a woman, be positive about other women – back your sisters up.
Last but one… random question: Tell us about something that interests you that nobody else knows about. Like Gaelic football… or porcelain.
Flamenco dancing. I did it when I was a girl, but nobody knows I still do it around the house. I still have the big frilly skirt and shoes and everything and let me tell you, I’m pretty good at the castanets.
Your Famous Last Words?
Some people say ‘just be yourself’, but I say, ‘be as many different people as you can’…