Kate’s in the pink in for charity show

PUBLISHED: 11:26 25 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:19 12 August 2010

BIG Brother celebrity and DJ Kate Lawler will be treading the boards at her old school in a charity cabaret performance. Miss Lawler, 28,

BIG Brother celebrity and DJ Kate Lawler will be treading the boards at her old school in a charity cabaret performance.

Miss Lawler, 28, will join a host of former and current students for the Pink Cabaret evening, in aid of Cancer Research, at Langley Park School for Girls in Hawsbrook Lane, Beckenham next Saturday.

The night is being coordinated by Miss Lawler's former drama teacher and friend, Bridge Doherty, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

The reality TV star said: "I will be doing a Victoria Wood sketch. It will be a bit embarrassing but I'm looking forward to it and it's for a good cause. I wanted to do it because my grandma has breast cancer and because of Bridge as well. We were very close at school. She is not a normal teacher, she is like a friend as well. Lots of students stay in touch with her after they leave.

"I used to love drama. We all did. Bridge is amazing, she has turned drama around at the school. She's an inspiration, such a lovely, strong person.

"I'm looking forward to going back. I have been back a few times but not lately because I'm living in Birmingham doing my Kerrang radio show. But Langley Park is the best school in the world."

The evening will include monologues, sketches and songs. The event is a sell out and there will be a number of special guests performing alongside the pupils.

Ms Doherty, 42, is now recovering from the illness but is still dealing with the after effects of chemotherapy.

She said: "There are a number of staff who have been affected by cancer, myself included. I had to take a few months off school to try and get well.

"We do a cabaret night each year and donate the money to a school in Africa that we have links with. But this year we thought it would be good to do it for Cancer Research.

"We have been busy rehearsing. There are a few other special guests coming down on the evening, I can't say who they are now but they will be doing something at the end. We've sold all the tickets and we're hoping to raise around £3,500. Lots of my former students are coming as well who have been rehearsing in their own time. Many of them are professional performers, singers and so on. It should be a really good night."

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