A BOUT of sickness wasn't enough to stop model Nadia Forde from missing the opening night of her Christmas panto.
The model was struck down with laryngitis on the same day as the VIP opening night for the Tivoli panto Snow White.
However, show writer Karl Broderick explained how a visit to the GP sorted her out.
"She's doing great but she was at the doctor before she came in and she actually had to get a cortisone injection. We'll get through it," he said.
On top of that, one of the dancers also fell sick and Karl had to re-arrange some of the choreography at the last minute.
Yet despite the hiccups, Eurovision writer Karl said this year's show has proven to be another massive hit for himself and co-creator Alan Hughes with tickets selling fast.