Prestatyn mum gets to dance on the West End stage thanks to ITV's Daybreak


Stephanie Price

A PRESTATYN mum had her dream to dance come true for Mother’s Day with an appearance in a West End musical.

Emily Fielden, aged 21, entered her mother, Carol Fielden, into a Daybreak competition called ‘Mum’s Wildest Dreams’, asking people to nominate their mums to live out their life long dreams for Mother’s Day.

Emily, who is a primary school teacher, said: “My Mum used to be a dancer when she was younger. She used to dance with my grandad, but stopped when he died 30 years ago.

"They were very good, and won lots of competitions all over the country.

“She hasn’t danced since, so I applied for her to dance again and they organised for her to dance on the West End in Dreamboats and Petticoats”

Carol, aged 51, was surprised live on air at work in Denbigh High School last Thursday by Emily and Westlife star, Kian Egan.

She was then whisked away to rehearse with Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer in Birmingham, making her big appearance later that night.
Carol said: “It was a massive surprise. All my colleagues and friends knew about it but I had no idea. It was brilliant, I still can’t believe it really, it feels a bit like a dream.

“I had a fantastic time and dancing with Kevin from Strictly was amazing.”

Emily said: “I sat in the audience with Karen whilst mum and Kevin danced in the show.
“When it had finished, we were taken to London to stay in a hotel over night, and then mum appeared on the sofa of Daybreak live on Friday morning to talk about what she’d done.

“After my nana dying a couple of weeks ago, and her being very ill the past five years, with a thrombosis in her neck and then having a stroke two years ago, she really deserved it because she never ever makes a fuss or expects any sympathy.

“She’s always there for me and my brother Mike. Even something this big doesn’t say thank you enough.”

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