Wax-ing lyrical with star Ruby

Ruby Wax
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The manager of a Fylde cafe got more than she bargained for after rubbing shoulders with a famous comedienne.

Debbie Johnson, of the Cafe on the Pier in St Annes, said she was shocked when popular entertainer Ruby Wax visited the eaterie hours before performing at Lowther Pavilion on Friday.

Ruby Wax with Debbie Johnson of the Cafe on the Pier in St Annes

Ruby Wax with Debbie Johnson of the Cafe on the Pier in St Annes

The loudmouth American comic enjoyed lunch at the St Annes venue and inspected many of the historic pictures at the pier showcasing the town’s past.

Debbie said: “I was putting out our cakes for the weekend, when a voice asked me about some of the photos we have on display. I looked round and it was Ruby Wax.

“I knew straight away who it was.

“She couldn’t speak highly enough of the area.”

The 42-year-old said Ruby left after eating – but not before asking what Debbie’s plans were later in the evening.

When the cafe manager explained she was at a 50th birthday party for a family friend at Great Birchwood near Warton, Ruby asked if she could come along too.

Debbie added: “She took my phone number and said she would give me a call.

“Around 9.30pm, after the show at Lowther had finished, she rang and I directed her to Great Birchwood.

“She came down for a few hours and had time for everyone, it was amazing really – she had a show in Glasgow the next day but couldn’t have been more accommodating.”