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Monday 16 October 2017

Twink won't be taking ex-hubby back, says pal

CLAIMS that Twink has had a romantic reconciliation with her former hubbie have been rubbished by one of the panto queen's close pals.

It was alleged this week that musician David Agnew is now back in his former family home in Knocklyon, South County Dublin, following his split from clarinet player Ruth Hickey.

However, the Herald can reveal how Agnew and Hickey, who have a four-year-old son together, parted more than six months ago after deciding their relationship was no longer working.

A source close to Twink, (59) whose real name is Adele King, has said that she would be "gobsmacked" if she took back her former husband of 21 years.

"David actually split from Ruth more than six months ago but they managed to keep it quiet, so him being single again isn't a recent thing," she said.

"There's too much water under the bridge between himself and Adele just to put the past behind him. It's hard not to still have feelings for someone after being married to them for so long and having a family together, but Adele has moved on with her life. I would be genuinely shocked if she does decide to take him back."

David moved out of the couple's luxury mansion Idrone House six years ago following an acrimonious split from the panto queen and went on to strike up a relationship with fellow musician Ruth.



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The couple moved in together and had a baby boy named Jesse, the news of which prompted the infamous 'Zip up your m**key' answerphone rant from Twink, which scored more than 150,000 hits on YouTube.

David and Ruth were back in the headlines recently after the High Court dismissed a defamation case taken by Ms Hickey.

She had sued a Sunday newspaper over articles and photographs published about her in May and August 2006.

She claimed she had been portrayed as a prostitute by the newspaper that reported on the phone rant left by Twink on her ex-husband's phone.

Ms Hickey also claimed the publication of photographs of her and Jesse leaving the Registry of Births was a breach of privacy. However, High Court President Nicholas Kearns noted that the pictures were taken in a public place. He also found that the plaintiff had actively sought publicity from the press about her partnership with Agnew and the birth of their child.

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