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Old pals Linda and Twink refuse to patch things up after bitter falling out

RE-UNITED --and it doesn't feel so good. It was handbags at dawn last night when frenemies Twink and Linda Martin came face to face for the first time since their very public bust-up earlier this year.

The pair, who are both panto veterans, had a highly publicised falling out in May when they were touring for the play Menopause the Musical together.

But the stage personalities were forced to put their differences aside last night for the sake of Fame: The Musical.

Although the spotlight should have been on the stars of the show for its opening night at Grand Canal Theatre, all eyes were on the seasoned personalities.

Twink (59) admitted that she had no intention of patching things up with Linda after she allegedly launched a profanity filled tirade against her backstage last May.

And former Eurovision winner Linda (62) seemed just as determined to avoid a reconciliation, saying last night: "No, I'm not talking to her after what she did to me."

"It was awful. It was totally unwarranted. I don't know why I deserved that because I am such a big fan of hers (Twink)," she added. "I don't know what kicked that off, because I am not a 'C'. She called me a 'C' frequently throughout that."

The new musical, which is tipped to be a smash hit after the successful RTE show searching for the new stars, is running until September 12.

Linda told the Herald earlier this year that she was devastated after allegedly overhearing Twink, whose real name is Adele King, bitching about her with fellow cast members after a performance.

"I overheard a character assassination and most of the words began with 'c' and had four letters in them," she said.

"I'm a very loyal person and if you're friends with somebody for 30 years, you're working with them, you're smiling with them, you're having conversation with them.

"And then suddenly you find out what's going on behind the scenes, it was so hurtful and honest to God, I really can't tell you how deeply that went. It was horrible."

cmcbride@herald.ie