|It's A Mystery
Why Toyah's Not in Who
and singer Toyah Willcox admits she's a sci-fi
addict with a soft spot for a certain Timelord.
Would she like to appear
in the new series of Doctor Who?
"Oh God yeah, but I
don't think it's going to happen," she
sighs. "I think the queue is as long as the
world is wide. I've had meetings and everything,
it's just never happened."
Guesting in Doctor Who may
be a long cherished dream, but one thing that is
going to happen is her involvement with The Great
Walk to Beijing.
Toyah jumped at the chance
of taking part in the charity walk which begins
on April 7: "The email came into my agent
and I thought: 'Wow. If I ever go to Beijing, I'd
like it to be for that reason'.
"I think it's a
fabulous concept, and it's quite mega because
you've got Australia, America and England
The fundraising adventure,
in aid of Olivia Newton-John's Wellness Centre -
the primary site for clinical cancer trials
worldwide - can be seen in an upcoming
documentary for BBC Worldwide, and coverage will
also be featured on GMTV.
Toyah Story: The Next
Although Toyah Willcox
turns 50 in May, the actress and singer seems to
have as much energy as when she burst into the
public eye in the 1980s.
Aside from jetting around
the world taking care of her assorted properties,
she's been busy working on a new album with her
band the Humans, and preparing for upcoming
charity event The Great Walk to Beijing with
"For me it's about
looking at cancer in a positive way, and I think
what Olivia Newton-John is doing is taking terror
away and putting a quality of life back and this
is supporting that," she explains.
However, Toyah is keen to
point out the charity walk isn't a race.
"I'm not going out
there to be competitive with other people. We're
all there to raise money and raise awareness that
this is about palliative care and quality of life
and to see cancer as something that you can live
with as well as fight against."
So, what training has she
she laughs. "I do concerts all the time, so
I'm very active. I had to estimate my health for
the officials and I said: 'Well actually, I do
walk about eight to 14 miles a day anyway'. I
don't like being in the car or catching trains,
so if I can walk, that's what I do."
adventure, in aid of Newton-John's Wellness
Centre, can be seen in an upcoming documentary
for BBC Worldwide, and coverage will also be
featured on GMTV.
You can sponsor Toyah and
the other participants by going to
Yahoo News - April 2008