Who is Sheila Ferguson? Meet the cast of The Real Marigold Hotel series two

The Three Degrees superstar singer reveals all to RadioTimes.com about finding love again and why she thinks Prince Charles will be watching

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Name: Sheila Ferguson
 
Age: 69
 
Famous, why? Being one third of The Three Degrees and having a close friendship with Prince Charles
 
Biography: Since forming in Philadelphia in 1963, The Three Degrees went on to achieve international fame with hits including When Will I See You Again and Woman in Love. More recently, Sheila’s appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and Celebrity MasterChef. 
 
Sheila says: This was totally different to doing I’m a Celebrity. The jungle was intense because it was competitive, this was not competitive and it was real.
 
“After my partner died [eight years ago], I just worked. I went from project to project to project, thus I didn’t realise the years were passing and I’m still working. Now I’m realising that it isn’t enough. I need company. I had my first date in eight years when we were out there. He was in his 50s – I am a serious cougar! He was actually the architect of the place we were living and we’re still in touch now.
 
“I think Prince Charles will be watching. I think the Royal Family in general would like this kind of show – it’s international and they love India.”

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Then… Performing When Will I See You Again with The Three Degrees in 1974

Now… Appearing with Russell Grant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 

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The Real Marigold Hotel series two starts on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC1