The celebrities from Miley Cyrus to the stars of Wicked come out to play in Glasgow

WELL, well the stars certainly came out to play in Glasgow this week and no I'm not talking about my 80s-themed birthday party on Friday night where there was an array of talent.

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This included: Margaret Thatcher, Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant, Hulk Hogan, Bananarama, Marti McFly complete with skate board and not forgetting one rather tipsy She Ra Princess of Power (the less said about that the better) but instead a host of current superstars descended upon our dear green place to dazzle us with their talents.

First up the touring production of the Global smash hit show Wicked came to town and I had the pleasure of attending the press evening alongside the likes of Elaine C Smith, Tony Roper, Sanjeev Kohli, Cat Harvey and everyone's favourite weather man Sean Batty.

The show was possibly one of the best I have ever seen and having been fortunate enough to attended many West End productions during my five years in London, I mean that as a massive compliment.

The vocals were absolutely breathtaking and the sets and group performances flawless.

If you get a chance to see this show during its run at The King's Theatre in Glasgow, I urge you to do so.

Next up the all singing, all twerking Wrecking Ball herself Miley Cyrus brought her controversial Bangerz Tour to the SSE Hydro and after entertaining audiences with her cartoon-like characters onstage along with a giant version of her recently deceased pet pooch, she then dispatched her entourage to my very own street in Shawlands where they purchased every single chicken wing Buddy's BBQ & Burger joint had on their premises, spending a whopping £2400 in total.

The takeaway has been one of the South Side's biggest success stories in the last year and the fact that it's located three doors away from my flat has me running the gauntlet ever night while clasping onto my low calorie microwave meal.

Last, but by no means least, Number 1 selling and Brit-nominated artist Passenger was seen busking away in our very own Buchanan Street.

The singer, whose song, Let Her Go, was recently used in a Budweiser Ad during the Super Bowl wowed the large crowd who'd gathered to watch him perform on the steps of the Royal Concert Hall for The Big Issue.

The only time I ever busked in my life was during the semi finals of Pop Idol.

Ant and Dec had set me, Mark Rhodes and Sam Nixon the challenge of hitting the streets of London to busk with whoever had earned the most money being crowned the winner.

As the last female standing in the competition, I was delighted to have beaten the boys hands down and as a gesture of goodwill offered to donate my earning to judge Pete Waterman to see if I could convince him to at least crack the tiniest of smiles when I walked out on stage to perform that week, but alas, even if I had dressed up as Thomas the Tank Engine, that was never going to happen.

Yes, Glasgow has certainly been a most popular destination for the rich and famous and long may it continue and with the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, there's plenty more where that came from.

Now if only I could convince the Australian Men's Hockey Team to follow in Miley's footsteps and head on over to Buddy's for some chicken wings, that would truly make my summer.

Maybe I'll dig out the She Ra costume and start busking outside the takeaway just on the off chance.

Meanwhile, I'm delighted to be performing in the Liam Dolan Show alongside my Pavilion Panto pal Johnny 'I'm enjoying myself' Mac at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr on Saturday, May 24.

Liam is one of the most talented men in Scottish showbiz and has recently been gracing our screens presenting live from the hub on ITV's This Morning.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets can be purchased by calling 01292 288235 or buy logging onto

I NEED to say a special thank you to a few people who made my birthday so very special.

Thank you to all the staff at Queens Park Bowling Club, The Shed Nightclub, DJ Jackie Stewart, Ross Hamilton at McGhees and all of my wonderful friends and family who made such an incredible effort with their costumes and who were ridiculously generous with their gifts.

If it wasn't for you all, Friday night wouldn't have been the massive success it was and I would have never got so drunk that I thought running along the streets of Shawlands shouting, "I am She Ra," at 2am was the best idea I'd ever had.

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