South Wales Pensioner Set To Star On BBC Show Tumble After Hip-Op Balls-Up

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A pensioner from Hirwaun is set to appear on BBC’s flagship Saturday night TV show Tumble after a mix-up at her local hospital.

Gladys Leathercotch, 67, has been asked to appear on the gymnastics-based show after a mishap at the hospital left her with an amazing and unique talent.

She told WalesOnCraic:

“I went in for a hip replacement operation last month but the silly buggers put my replacement hip in back-to-front. I can’t walk very well as I keep walking one step forward and then one back. But then I found that I could cock my leg up and kick myself in the back of the head. I did it once by accident when my grandkids came round – little Jordan was nicking my Jammie Dodgers and I took a big swing at him with my left foot, completely missed and kicked myself in the back of the head. Oh how we laughed.”

BBC bosses heard about Gladys’s extraordinary talent and the following day, she had a phone call, asking her to appear on the popular show.

“I saw the first episode and thought it was a big pile of shite to be honest. But now that they’re paying me £14 to be on there, I love it – it’s the best show on telly.

“I’ll be doing a little dance and then at the end, I’ll cock my leg up and kick myself in the back of the head. God really does move in mysterious ways and I can’t wait to go down the club on Sunday night so everyone can say how good I was.” o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o