Diamond Betty Legs it back to Funny Girls

Some 22 years ago today, there was a revolution in Blackpool's night time scene '“ and it's going as strong today as it was then.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 1:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:26 pm
A Betty Legs Diamond outfit from yesteryear

Funny Girls celebrates the landmark anniversary today – with the return of its most famous act.

Legendary diva Betty Legs Diamond is returning to wow Blackpool audiences with a sensational new show at the venue.

The original star of the Funny Girls Show, Miss Betty Legs Diamond entertained millions of customers at the Funny Girls venue when it opened in 1994.

The show became an overnight sensation, drawing visitors from across the country.

But in 2009, Betty left the show to pursue new opportunities and starred in her own hugely successful show at Boulevard, Newcastle.

Basil Newby, owner of Funny Girls, said: “I am truly delighted and thrilled to announce that the supremely talented Miss Betty Legs Diamond is coming home to Funny Girls and Blackpool.

“As Dorothy said in The Wizard Of Oz; ‘There’s no place like home’.

“That is certainly true for Betty, as she really does belong here on the stage at Funny Girls.

“Her heart is in Blackpool and her soul is on the stage at Funny Girls, and as for those famous legs, well they are a destined to dazzle audiences right here in the resort! Betty and Funny Girls, it is a match made in heaven.

“I am looking forward to welcoming friends and fans, old and new, into Funny Girls to enjoy the very best comedy, dance and stunning live entertainment that the resort has to offer.

“We are proud to have constantly delivered the wow factor to audiences over the years and 2016 is no exception. Funny Girls has always strived to surpass each show success with something even bigger and better, year after year.

“So this year, as we welcome Miss Betty Legs Diamond back, audiences can prepare for a full on Funny Girls fiesta of fun, frolics and first class entertainment.”

The new show starts tonight with a VIP launch.