‘Ruby donned a fantastic silver bird’s nest

head-dress and shimmied her way through Patricia

the stripper, a large woman called Rebecca Wheatley, with a voice flowing with milk, sex and honey, sent tears flowing down many a rouged cheek with her rendition of ‘Sorry’ and then it was Vivienne Westwood’s turn to take to the podium. Dressed in a blue dress with false bottom and
leg-of-mutton sleeves, she belted out a couple of musical hall numbers in a voice that had the dulcet tones of two cats mating.’

Evening Standard Tuesday August 8th 1995

IMOGEN EDWARDS-JONES

personality

Rebecca started off her career working in Soho as a Drag Queen and ended up singing on Top of the Pops as part of a prime time medical drama series (twice!). An incredible journey from the gutter glitter to proper glam. She is an engaging, sympathetic and often hilarious character whose ever ongoing battle with size and shape has been well documented.

‘SEQUINS ARE A BOYS BEST FRIEND.’

Bryn...

The Girls...

The Fiddler Family...

Big Head...

...and rest!

...And some

clips

of her

journey.

 

 ‘I've lost a lot of weight and I've put some on. Every day I am contacted by people with deeply moving personal stories. Sometimes they are at the start of their journey sometimes part way through. We all hit heartbreaking brick walls at some time. I try to be brutally honest with myself and with them. Its a bumpy old ride and I'm still struggling. I tell them to celebrate their achievements like banshees and to forgive themselves when they have messed up. I mess up. We all mess up but we can move on’.

Rebecca

 

The

many marvellous

shapes and

sizes of

Rebecca

Wheatley