Who is Celebrity MasterChef 2021 contestant Su Pollard? – The Sun

SU Pollard is a national treasure after over 40 years in showbusiness.

The comic actress became famous following her role in Hi-de-Hi in the eighties and is now appearing on Celebrity MasterChef 2021.

How old is Su Pollard?

Su Pollard was born Susan Georgina Pollard on November 7, 1949, in Nottingham which makes her 71.

Her love of acting began at the age of six when she starred in her school nativity play, and once she had left school, she started singing in working men's clubs while working as a shorthand typist.

Su first appeared on TV in 1974 when she took part in Opportunity Knocks singing a song from the musical Oklahoma!

While she finished in second place behind a singing Jack Russell, the appearance led to her getting work in the West End in musicals including Godspell and Grease.

When was Su married to Peter Keogh?

Su married Australian teacher Peter Keogh in 1984 after he proposed on the set of Hi-de-Hi while she was dressed as an insect.

However the couple divorced in 1992 and in 2013, Peter released an autobiography called My Hi-di-Highlife – Before, During And After Su Pollard.

The book documents Peter's life as a gay man in Australia before moving to England and meeting Sue, as well as his life after his divorce and his long-term relationship with his partner, Sach.

When did Su star in Hi-de-Hi?

Su became a household name in 1980 after she was cast as chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw in Hi-de-Hi!

When the show ended in 1988, Su was cast as Ivy Teasdale in new sitcom, You Rang, M'Lord? which also featured her Hi-de-Hi co-stars Paul Shane and Jeffrey Holland.

In 1995 she starred in her third series written by Hi-de-Hi's David Croft, Oh, Doctor Beeching! which ran for two years until 1997.

Su also had a pop career, achieving a No2 hit single in 1986 with Starting Together.

Her distinctive voice has landed her roles in children's TV series Penny Crayon and Little Robots and she is a regular on the pantomime circuit.

In 2018 she appeared in Last Laugh in Vegas alongside the likes of fellow TV legends Cannon & Ball, Bernie Clifton and Anita Harris.

In 2021, she's set to show off her cooking skills in Celebrity MasterChef.

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