But the only woman Michael Ball turns to for business advice - and indeed, deep love, is his partner of 22 years, Cathy McGowan. No one would mention it if I were the older one. In 1991, McGowan co-hosted with Alexei Sayle and Jonathan Ross a show by British comedians to mark the 30th anniversary of Amnesty International. The pair have been together since 1992, but met in 1989 when Cathy was working as an entertainment reporter at the BBC and interviewed him regarding his musical Aspects Of Love. Alife Boe will star as Jean Valjean while other cast members include Matt Lucas and Carrie Hope Fletcher. I use Bare Naked Noodles which were featured on Dragons' Den. And while Cathy may be Michael's fiercest critic, he is her most passionate supporter. Why would I put myself through that again if it was a chore?". Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Michael Ball is a 56-year-old actor, singer and broadcaster from Worcestershire, Michael made his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius in the original production of Les Miserables in London, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have several concert dates lined up this year, Ball is said to be excited for the upcoming West End concert, which will run for an impressive 16 weeks, he was unveiled alongside Sara Cox as the new hosts of This Morning on Fridays, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). order back issues and use the historic Daily Express They met first in a 2007 English National Opera production of Kismet. He … Matt Lucas is reprising his role as Thénadier with Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine. Since then, they have forged somewhat of a musical “bromance” and featured in a TV special, singing hits from musicals. All right, so who bagged the star dressing room as they toured the UK? And vice versa.". In a shocking turn of events, saved Michael's life by dragging him out of a house fire at their home in 2000. View our online Press Pack. She taught me that. The marriage was dissolved in 1988 and, since the early 1990s, she has been the partner of Michael Ball. For other inquiries, Contact Us. We took the music seriously but not ourselves.". How would he describe it? Of course, when I was on stage with a solo number, I wanted to have my moment in the spotlight. In the event, I've never laughed so much in my life.". To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. They're a substitute for carbs and contain only about 36 calories a pack.". "I like an hour's nap on a blow-up bed before a show listening to music through my headphones. "It was either going to be an incredibly bonding experience or we were going to run for the hills. Ball’s relationship with McGowan, he says, equipped him to deal with anxiety As their relationship developed, he and McGowan… And in the midst of taking on his own solo tour, here's what you need to know about the busy musical icon before seeing him live in concert this summer! Katie Price reveals Harvey now weighs almost 29st as she begs for gym kit, Fed-up mum-of-8 gives squabbling girls space with bunk beds & Wilkos bargains, UK has already PASSED the second peak of Covid cases, leading expert claims, £200 FINES for people caught going on hol as Germany & Sweden join quarantine list, Cornish medic says it's 'all lies' NHS is overrun & 'I had no work for 3 weeks', ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. "When I played her the new album - and I don't think this has ever happened before - she burst into tears.". The couple have lived together since 1992 and, in 2000, Cathy saved Michael's life by dragging him out of a house fire. Although he never had singing lessons, Michael Ball learned his craft making a bit of extra cash as a busker when he was a student studying at the Guildford School Of Acting. Michael Ball is in a relationship with Cathy McGowan, 75, and have never married. And these days, Sunday lunch might not be quite the feast it used to be. "I'll play Inspector Javert; Alfie will beValjean. Michael is currently on a solo tour, which is expected to run until May 22 2019, before he joins Alfie Boe for a joint concert at Hampton Court Palace on June 22 2019. He added: "We fight all the time. The song was a cover of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' which went straight to number one in the UK charts, with all proceeds going to the NHS. "She's the person whose approval I want above all others," he says. The live concert is scheduled to run for an impressive two hours and 50 minutes. When it crops up, a small cloud drifts briefly across his brow. "I call it a big hug of a show, two hours of nice music, some of it live, a daft quiz and then home for lunch.". She's a unique, wonderful person," he says. Michael Ball is a 56-year-old actor, singer and broadcaster from Worcestershire. And yet, if you listen to the rumour mill, there must have been tension between the two of them. "It's based on fasting between meals and then weighing your food. "Look, we're mates. And it just mushroomed from there.". He's returning to the West End for a concert version of Les Mis this summer. Originally from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Michael's father was English and his mother Welsh.
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