A MOTHERWELL-based theatre company for youngsters with Down syndrome welcomed two special guests to rehearsals at the weekend.
Members at the Ups and Downs Theatre Group were visited by patron and Britain’s Got Talent star Edward Reid as they practised for their upcoming ‘Take 18’ show at St Mary’s Church.
And he brought a friend in the shape of former Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus.
Lorna Leggatt, president of the group, said: “On Sunday we had a lovely surprise when our patron Edward Reid brought along his friend, the lovely Michelle McManus, to meet everyone at rehearsals.
“The cast absolutely loved her and she was able to witness the magic of our talented cast in action, which she thought was amazing and she said she was ‘very inspired’ with the performances.”
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