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Sunday 20 April 2014

I considered killing my girls and myself - Twink

PANTO queen Twink has shocked her fans by revealing she once contemplated killing herself and her two daughters.

Her new book Twink Unzipped! exposes the depths of despair the star, whose real name is Adele King, reached after finding out her husband had cheated on her.

The stage star (61) even went as far as plotting the ways she might carry out the "horrendous" act.

Plunged into misery by her husband David Agnew's affair, Twink weighed up the possibility of driving her car off a pier with herself and her then young daughters Chloe and Naomi inside.

But she reasoned that, being a strong swimmer, she would grab the girls and make for safety if she went ahead with it.



Torture

For it to work, she felt she would have to drug her daughters first so they wouldn't suffer "mental torture".

Twink says: "When you're in the blackest of places, your mind can travel to the darkest of corners."

Her worst day came when she was driving to the famous Billie Barry Stage School to pick up her daughters from their dancing lessons.

Frances Black's song All The Lies That You Told Me was on the radio -- the song still brings her back to that "truly awful" day.

She had everything planned out in her head.

"I was going to take the lives of myself and my two daughters and finally end our misery," Twink wrote in her book, which is being serialised in the Irish Sun.

She said she considered killing her daughters as well as herself because she "just couldn't handle the idea of being without them".

When she dismissed the idea of driving off a pier, Twink thought about administering a drug overdose.

In this scenario, she would lie down on the bed with Chloe and Naomi and they would all take a "drug-laced drink". Twink would read the girls a fairytale and the three would "peacefully" leave the world together.

The book reveals the panto star's hidden torment as she struggled to deal with the agony of her marriage breakdown.

She admits to looking back in horror at those times when she "genuinely considered suicide as a valid option".

Having come through her ordeal, she can't comprehend now how she entertained such a "dreadful idea".

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