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MUM’S the word for Sue Claydon. And how.

The 28-year-old Sheffield am-drammer proved the show really must go on when, just a week after giving birth to baby son Ethan Thomas, she was back in rehearsals.


Sue, of Firth Park, will take her starring role in Woodseats Musical Theatre Company’s Woodseats Goes To The Movies later this month.

“It’s tough being a new mum,” she says. “But there was no way I was going to miss being in this show.”

Talk about commitment.

n ONE person who might be wishing he had missed a show, meanwhile, is Herbie Armstrong.

Controversy surrounding the 66-year-old Sheffield music scene stalwart’s appearance on Britain’s Got Talent won’t go away.

National newspapers are frothing with outrage because he once appeared on Top Of The Pops - but Herbie says he was only ever a “back room” guitarist.

Now the questions are coming thick and fast.

Should he have been allowed on the show? Should he be kicked off? Should people who get worked up by such things get a life?

n AND another thing which won’t go away is the nation’s new-found love of Pippa Middleton.

Still the country chatters about that dress, that eye contact, that walk.

One newspaper has even declared her a dead cert to be named rear of the year.

Which is perhaps only fair. As one online commentator noted, it’s quite some feat to stand out as the greatest a*** at an event attended by Nick Clegg, Prince Philip and Joss Stone.