Our super-star from the past, Club Record Holder, GB International, Olympian and Club International Life Member – Vernon SAMUELS, has cropped up in unusual settings recently. Did you see the Christmas special of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’? Well Vernon and his wife were in it. Not dancing but singing. The Kingdom Gospel Choir of which Vernon is a key member performed their special gospel version of ‘Silent Night’ in the interval before the awarding of the Christmas Trophy with tall Vernon featured repeatedly by the cameras.
This was not the only special occasion for the Choir to feature this year as they were also key performers at the Royal Wedding earlier in the year and enjoyed local TV interviews and singing performances on BBC Points West after the ‘Wedding’ and again just before Christmas. Well done Vernon – you see in your old age there is no need to revert back to Triple Jumping for stardom, just keep on singing.
Add on:- After writing this tribute I sat down to see the New Year in and before and after the Fireworks on BBC 1 there was Vernon and his Choir supporting ‘Madness’ as they fronted the main BBC Celebrations!! Where will this all end?
Mike Strange – 1 Jan 2019