With Paul O’Grady


They were taken by Carol Vorderman on her mobile phone after the Pride of Britain Awards

Thanks to Bigspendah

Chanel 4’s microsite about The Paul O’Grady Show

Cystic Fibrosis charity auction


As always, DSB is supporting another charity’s fund raising event.

This time it’s to help a four year old Lancashire lad who suffers from cystic fibrosis.

Dame Shirley is one of many celebrities who have donated items to be auctioned.

Please click here for the full story as reported by the Lancashire Evening Post

Before I started this blog I had no idea how generous Dame Shirley is to charity.

There have been dozens of events supported, and hundreds of thousands raised. Including that memorable gowns auction that raised £250,000 towards the first Childrens Hospital in Wales, and a DSB scholarship at the Welsh College of Music. Plus the Barnardo’s auction earlier this year, and many smaller events.

More about cystic fibrosis here

Cystic Fibrosis is the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited disease.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK’s only national charity dedicated to all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis

Mugged in Knightsbridge

From the Welsh press comes this news of DSB being a recent victim of street crime:-

“DAME Shirley Bassey says she doesn’t feel safe on the streets of London anymore after being mugged on a recent shopping trip.

She revealed how she was attacked when she attended the recent Q magazine music awards.

She said: “I got mugged in Knightsbridge last week. I was with my daughter and we got out of my car and decided to walk when someone bumped into me.

“I looked the other way and before I knew it they’d got my purse. It’s been frightful getting my new credit cards – it’s shocking.

“Whoever it was must have followed me. It’s awful to think I can walk safely in my home town of Monte Carlo but not in London.”

Copyright: Nathan Bevan, Wales on Sunday

Read the whole story on icWales by clicking here

Nobody’s safe, not even someone as careful as Shirley.

The trouble is, now she’ll never come back to live in London.  Monaco offers safety on the streets with a well-resourced police force and CCTV everywhere.  They can even close the borders if there’s a major crime, sealing the villains inside the tiny principality. 

After this incident Shirley is probably back there already!


Monaco named as the world’s safest travel destination by US travel expert.

Monte Carlo has a police force that numbers one officer for every one hundred residents, along with 24-hour video surveillance of the principality.

X Factor Rhydian sings Party


 24 year old Cardiff-born Rhydian Roberts sang Get The Party Started on the X Factor last night

The orchestration was an exact copy of Dame Shirley’s, and he wore a silver sequinned suit

No credit to DSB was given in the show

According to The Mirror, Rhydian “is a pain” – click here for their report

I thought he did a great cover, strutting his stuff with showmanship, and he has a good operatic voice

Simon Cowell was positively complimentary about the contestant’s performance