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Samantha Fox sings in Galicia regional language on TV
Monday, October 11, 2021 @ 9:51 AM

BRITISH model and pop singer Samantha Fox made a surprise appearance on a chat show on regional television this week – and sang for the audience in gallego.

Or at least, she tried, and has been lauded on social media for her valiant attempts.

Samantha Fox (left) with Goya Award-winning actress Benedicta Sánchez (right) on the chat show Luar (photo: TVG)

The London-born voice behind the 1989 Stock, Aitken & Waterman hit I Only Wanna Be With You was guest artist on the programme Luar, on the local channel TVG based in Spain's far north-western region of Galicia, where presenter Xosé Ramón Gayoso bopped with Mrs Fox to one of her catchy numbers.

Samantha, 55, was joined on the show by actress Benedicta Sánchez, who won a Goya Award for Best New Actress in 2020 for her rôle in the hard-hitting drama Fire Will Come, or O Que Arde in the regional tongue.

Both ladies, along with the music band on set, gathered together in a rendition of the popular Galicia folk song Na Beira do Mar.

Samantha found herself rather at sea – or mar, in Spanish and gallego – but made a laudable effort to follow the lyrics on paper whilst guided by Xosé.

In the end, she had to admit defeat as she could not follow the words quickly enough, so she opted to 'cheerlead' the audience while Benedicta continued.

Samantha Fox at the Chiller Theatre Expo in 2013 (photo: Rob di Caterino/Wikimedia Commons)

Gallego, known in the language itself as galego, holds co-official status in the region alongside the national language, Castilian Spanish, and is fairly close to Portuguese, largely due to the area's geographical location just to the north of the neighbouring country.



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