TV Talent Show Winner Makes Waves
She's nineteen years-old, she can't sing, she can't dance, she'll never cut it as an actor or a comedian, but Lucy Grimthorpe is still one of the hottest celebrities to have emerged in recent years. For although there are many who will say that this Brit has no talent, there is one thing that she undoubtedly can do - she can wave. And this weekend, Lucy will be waving to a capacity crowd at Wembley.
"I guess I've always had a gift for waving," she tells us. "Right from when I was a kid, I was always waving a people. I'd wave at my friends, I'd wave at my brother, I'd wave at my teachers, the bus driver, the lady at the newsagents. I'd even wave at my mother, although she never waved back. Yeah, I've always waved, really."
But it was waving on a prime time TV talent show that finally got her noticed. The judges unanimously voted her through to the live final and the voting public made her a winner. It must have been terribly exciting for her.
"Oh, it was such a thrill," she gushes. "Still can't believe it really. I mean, I only entered because my friend put me forward. I didn't think I was anything special - I mean, it's just waving, isn't it? And then, on the night... wow! I phoned everyone and they were all so pleased - all my friends and everyone. My brother called up, all the way from Australia. I left a message for my mum and I'm sure she'll get back to me."
Since that night things have snowballed for Lucy - TV shows, magazine shoots, award ceremonies, all culminating with the stadium gig this Saturday. So, has she got anything special planned for the show?
"No, not really," she replied modestly. "There is a fantastic set and I've got some gorgeous costumes, and there's this amazing pyrotechnic display for the finale, but really it's just me standing up on stage and waving. In front of 90,000 people. For two hours.
"But it should be great fun. Everyone is going to be there. All my friends, my colleagues. Even my brother is coming from Australia. The whole family is going to be there to see me waving at them... nearly the whole family. To see me waving... "