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Portland woman makes surprise TV appearance

Michael McIntyre's Big Show - Stella 2

(Updated 10:37am 16th November 2017)

10:09am 16th November 2017

A Portland woman has been telling Wessex FM how she had the shock of her life when she became the unexpected star of a prime-time TV show.

Stella Brading was having a weekend in London and thought she was enjoying a coffee in a café before her trip home.

But moments later she was on stage at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane appearing in Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

Stella - who's a singer - performed a song as part of the surprise arranged by her daughter Shakira.

After behind the scenes preparation and a costume change, Stella came out into the spotlight at the end of the show. She also had no idea that her entire very proud family was in the audience, moving several to tears with her solo.

Stella told Wessex FM: " I was just faced with this wall of audience and lights and Michael McIntyre putting his head around the corner. Ive watched the show and you think they must know but I didn't know at all."

Stella says she is still coming down to earth!

The BAFTA award winner Michael McIntyre returns with the third series of his BBC One family entertainment show, Michael McIntrye's Big Show this Saturday 18th November at 8.10pm.

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