THE CHASE star has spoken out about suffering a devastating blow to her Edinburgh Fringe show before it has even started.
Jenny Ryan, who is better known as the Vixen, took to social media yesterday to reveal that one of posters for her new cabaret show Out of the Box was vandalised.
She is taking a leave of absence from Bradley Walsh’s ITV quiz show to perform her Edinburgh show, but admitted she was left devastated ahead of its run.
“Sad about this,” the 41-year-old TV star said at the beginning of a long Twitter thread.
She continued: “I’m self-funding my Fringe run, no promoter. Due to the cost, I only bought a handful of poster boards, including one big one, wide enough to really show off the beautiful poster design.
“Anyway, some other act has glued their poster over part of it. They didn’t ask.”
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The new poster took up the entire right-hand side of the Vixen’s large landscape poster.
Jenny blurred out the details in the culprit’s poster, but shared that the problem would not be easily reversible since removing it would likely cause damage to her own.
“99.9% of people here wouldn’t dream of doing anything so rude. Most people are here to create art, provide entertainment, and develop themselves. None of that is a zero-sum game — so we choose to support one another, not undermine. That’s why this is (mostly) a great time," she said.
Jenny, who has financed the show herself, believes that many of the bigger acts performing at the Fringe may not have noticed one of their billboards being covered up.
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However, it was a devastating blow for her. “That’s my only wide board, one of 10 posters I have up around town (others have dozens of more) and I shed a tear when I paid the invoice,” The Chase star admitted.
But despite this, the show must go on. Jenny will perform her cabaret show at the Gilded Balloon for the Edinburgh Fringe from August 19 until 28.
This is the first time the TV star is performing since appearing on Celebrity X-Factor in 2019.
On the competitive singing show, Jenny showcased her amazing vocal talents and previously admitted she had hoped to pursue it further, even after losing out to Towie star Megan McKenna, who won the show.
However, the Vixen’s plans were cut short because of the pandemic.
Happily, she has the chance to show off her talents again in Out of the Box which will see her sing a selection of her favourite songs. And, wanting her show to be impactful, she has arranged the songs to create a narrative.
“So, it’s almost telling the story of how I got to where I am now,” she explained.
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