If I didn’t know better, I’d have thought a herd of elephants was having a dance-off upstairs.

The thumping and the music got louder and louder as I walked upstairs to the girls’ room, reaching a crescendo as I opened the door: they were both wearing party dresses, glitter eyeshadow sparkling festively and their hair tied up in elaborate ‘do’s.

‘Can we please keep the noise down to a dull roar?’ I bellowed over the din.

‘Sorry Mum,’ they both shouted back, arms flailing as they continued to throw some serious shapes. ‘It’s just this new KIDZBOP CD is epic!’ Big Sis elaborated. ‘Yeah,’ Lil Sis added, ‘they’re kids, just like us, but they sing and dance and they’re sooooooo amazing!!

I’d downloaded KIDZBOP 2018 album – 22 child-friendly covers sung by kids, for kids – for the girls a few days earlier, knowing they’d love the mix of their favourite pop songs, but I still hadn’t told them the really exciting news…

‘So, you know the KIDZBOP group..?’ I started. ‘Lois, Twinkle, Ashton and Max,’ Big Sis interjected. ‘Yes, so I have something to tell you… how would you like to interview all four of them, in real life, on Facetime?’

The girls stared at me for a beat, then both started squealing: ‘Ohmigosh Mummy that would be SO COOL!’ ‘Would we be speaking to actual KIDZBOP?’ ‘Will they be able to see us?!’

While we waiting for interview day we did a little research: KIDZBOP first started in the US in 2001, and have sold 17 million albums since. After extensive auditions throughout the whole of the UK last year, Twinkle, 11, Lois, 13, Ashton, 12 and Max, 13, were chosen to make up our home-grown version.

This super-talented team don’t just sing, they have all the dance moves too (think of a modern-day S Club Juniors, for those of us of *ahem* a certain age). Check out how the interview went, here:

Big Sis and Lil Sis had been so nervous beforehand but Lois, Twinkle, Ashton and Max were so friendly and down-to-earth – they were genuinely lovely, well-mannered kids. The girls were literally buzzing afterwards, then went back upstairs and blasted the KIDZBOP album at full volume until bedtime.

Thanks so much to KIDZBOP for making the girls’ week; we can’t wait to see what you achieve in the new year!

To celebrate the launch of KIDZBOP 2018, I’m giving away a copy of this brilliant CD, which includes covers of 22 of the year’s hottest pop tunes, including Stay, The One, Ciao Adios, and Castle on the Hill.

To be in to win, enter via the Rafflecopter form, below. Or, if you’d prefer to order your own copy or digital download in time for Christmas, you can find the links to buy HERE.

Good luck! 

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T&C’s: ends 23.59, 7/1/18; all entries will be verified to prove they’re valid; prize is 1 x KIDZBOP CD, worth £7.99; prize will be fulfilled after completion of the prize promotion; winner will be selected at random via the Rafflecopter form and notified within one month of the end date; promoter’s and winner’s details available on request; your details will not be passed on or used for any other purpose than which is outlined; promoter shall not be held responsible for prizes getting lost or damaged in transit. 


  1. Stars in the making! They defo have more confidence than I did at their age!

  2. lorraine kirk - December 17, 2017 reply

    Well done girls, you were really professional and friendly and asked some great questions!

  3. laura stewart - December 17, 2017 reply

    brilliant! first class x

  4. john prendergast - December 17, 2017 reply

    they looked like they enjoyed themselves

  5. Kayleigh Watkins - December 17, 2017 reply

    They did a fantastic job, my girls go shy around strangers but yours don’t suffer with shyness, they are really good xxx

  6. Well done ,they have a lot of confidence and a lot of energy

  7. Sally Collingwood - December 18, 2017 reply

    Brings back memories of when my girls were growing up!

  8. Aww this is what I love about modern technology, how totally cool that your girls could interview these superstars in the making, right from the comfort of home! Big Sis and Lil Sis are naturals on camera, I’m foreseeing a new career as vlogging stars eh? Eh? I also like how much giggling went on in that interview, and how ‘non-stagey’ the KidzBop crew seem (nothing worse than over-primped, hyper showbizzy kids lol). They all seem great with a really easy chemistry between them. Funny, was just at Jed’s Xmas play where they sang an S Club 7 song (Bring it All Back), so feeling quite nostalgic now. Well done to your little monkeys, fab job girls! 🙂 x

  9. Big and Little Sis are complete naturals on camera -Big SIs reminds me of my younger self. Oliver and I have sat here watching the video with big grins on our faces! Ant & Dec watch out! I literally can’t believe the band have sold so many albums-amazing! So well deserved too. Love all the questions, really thoughtful. See you guys soon xx

  10. Intersting, they seem to have a great sense of humour!

  11. Those two are complete naturals – right from the second the video started they were so engaging and fun. And what great questions they asked too. Amazing for them to ‘meet’ KidsBop and what a talented bunch they are. Loved it xx

  12. Laura Pritchard - December 20, 2017 reply

    They are so funny, really good!

  13. Brilliant stars in the making

  14. Debbie Burfoot - December 27, 2017 reply

    Such naturals and so confident

  15. Very professional- loved the style of it! Keep it up! 🙂

  16. Really good and I’d watch another one.

  17. It looked like they had fun.

  18. Victoria Prince - December 31, 2017 reply

    I think they did a great job 🙂 Love the chemistry between them!

  19. janine atkin - January 1, 2018 reply

    great job!! keep it up

  20. Sarah Austin - January 1, 2018 reply

    A good job – they were very funny!

  21. ADEINNE TONNER - January 2, 2018 reply

    I thought the interview was fantastic

  22. Fantastic really funny i enjoyed it

  23. Absolutely fabulous

  24. nicky pearce - January 3, 2018 reply


  25. Kat Allinson - January 4, 2018 reply

    Absolutely fabulous, well done girls!

  26. very fun loving and natural x

  27. loved it – they’ve got real star potential

  28. Emma Middleton - January 5, 2018 reply

    Absolutely love it, they are such fantastic girls and role models and love the confidence they both have

  29. Simone Griffin - January 5, 2018 reply

    It was really good – can’t wait for more!

  30. Very interesting. Amusing and intelligent children

  31. Fantastic

  32. Laura Nisbet - January 6, 2018 reply

    Wow they were very confident and funny!

  33. I think they are enjoying themselves too.

  34. paula cheadle - January 6, 2018 reply

    my granddaughter’s loved it, well done girls

  35. Thought it was cool.

  36. Allan Fullarton - January 6, 2018 reply

    Great job, full of confidence.

  37. Nikki Easton - January 6, 2018 reply

    Well done girls. Great job hope you had lots of fun doing it.

  38. Awesomeness

  39. Elizabeth Yeates - January 6, 2018 reply

    Very confident for their ages

  40. They seemed to be enjoying themselves!

  41. Carol Boffey - January 7, 2018 reply

    Seems alot of fun

  42. Tracy Gladman - January 7, 2018 reply

    They look like they are having fun x

  43. Little superstars in the making there, they were really good

  44. Full of confidence well done

  45. Natalie Crossan - January 7, 2018 reply


  46. Interesting

  47. Sadiyya maryam - January 7, 2018 reply

    They sounded confident and happy!

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