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Twink ruffles feathers with a bird on her shoulder in supermarket

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Taking a break: Twink with her Yorkie Teddy

Taking a break: Twink with her Yorkie Teddy

Taking a beak: Twink with Timby in SuperValu

Taking a beak: Twink with Timby in SuperValu

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Taking a break: Twink with her Yorkie Teddy

TAKE a look at how Twink has turned into the pirate queen of Dublin shoppers.

Our exclusive picture shows how the panto queen likes to go shopping these days with her pet cockatoo on her shoulder.

Customers at Knocklyon shopping centre in south Dublin have been stunned in recent months at the antics of the ageing entertainer.

Twink (69) regularly pops across the road from her mansion to browse and shop in the centre with her 'companion' Timberlake.

Donning a visor, Twink amuses staff in the shops with her carry-on with Timby, as she calls her cockatoo.

The singer - whose real name is Adele King - has several other pets, including a donkey, at the mansion she shares with her two daughters Chloe and Naomi, although she lost one of her dogs, Peanut Sheridan, earlier this year.

SuperValu staff members point out that Twink would normally pop in for just a few groceries with Timby, but would leave him behind if she was doing her full weekly shop with a trolley.

One Twitter user observed last July on the Mumsnet site: "I saw her a few weeks ago in a euro shop with a cockatoo on her shoulder trying to be the centre of attention."

Another remarked on Twitter earlier this month: "Just bumped into Twink in SuperValu. High-end visor on and a live parrot on her shoulder as she browsed the baked goods."

Comedian Joe Rooney who starred alongside Twink in the musical 'Angel of Broadway' last year and described how she loved bringing the cockatoo to rehearsals.

"Timby would often sit on Twink's shoulder, which took some getting used to. The cockatoo loved the singing but at one stage it had to be taken out of rehearsals because its chirping and squawking during the songs was putting the rest of the cast off," he said.

Rehearsals

Twink also brought along miniature Yorkshire terrier Teddy for rehearsals for the musical Angel of Broadway.

Teddy was the pooch that was famously 'dognapped' in 2014, and Twink was reunited with her dog after a public tip-off led to gardai arresting a man in Dublin.

Joe said: "As cockatoos go, he was pretty cool. It's a pity Timby and Teddy couldn't make opening night because they were a big part of the rehearsals and the build up to the first night."

The Sunday World contacted Twink this week but she declined to reply.

It appears the bringing of an animal such as a cockatoo into a shop may be a grey area for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Its answer to whether pets can be brought into establishments such as shops, cafes and restaurants is that "generally speaking the answer is no".

"But there are some exceptions, including at the discretion of the owner of the food business, who must have adequate procedures in place to prevent domestic animals gaining access to places where food is prepared, handled or stored," the FSAI says.

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Taking a beak: Twink with Timby in SuperValu

Taking a beak: Twink with Timby in SuperValu

Taking a beak: Twink with Timby in SuperValu

It adds: "The law does not specifically prohibit domestic animals (dogs and cats) from being in a food premises.

"The objective is to ensure that domestic animals do not compromise food safety by, in particular, having access to places where food is prepared, handled or stored.

"Access, therefore, to places such as kitchens and store rooms or shops, supermarkets or other places where food is on open display may not be permitted."

Twink began singing at the age of five and spent most of her life performing in Dublin's theatres.

Her marriage to musician David Agnew ended in October 2004 after 21 years when Agnew , then aged 45, had an affair with clarinettist Ruth Hickey (29).

When Hickey gave birth to their son it prompted a furious phone call from Twink to ex-husband. She recorded a hostile message on his answering machine which appeared afterwards on the internet and in which she infamously told him to "zip up your mickey" and called him a "fat middle aged d**khead".

Tirade

Twink was also later in a bust-up with singer Linda Martin, whom she described as a "c**t" during a tirade in May 2010.

The two had been friends for 30 years but both said afterwards that they had no plans to speak to each other again.

In April 2015 it was reported that David Agnew and Adele King faced a bid by the Bank of Scotland to repossess a house which is mortgaged in both their names in Knocklyon.

The application for possession against Twink had already previously been adjourned by the court.