Burnley girl Abi on ‘Take Me Out’ records first song

SONGSTRESS: Abi-Scarlett Howard (S)

SONGSTRESS: Abi-Scarlett Howard (S)

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A Burnley girl, who was a contestant on the hit television show Take Me Out, has recorded her first song.

Abi-Scarlett Howard (22), who was on the nation’s screens for six weeks starring on the prime-time dating show, has recorded an updated version of the 1960s hit “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”.

Abi, who lives in Middlesex Avenue, was inspired to record The Shirelles’ song by her great-uncle Arthur Chadwick, who died shortly before it was released.

Abi said: “I used to visit my uncle Arthur a lot and he introduced me to sixties music.

“I’d sing for him when he was at Brierfield House Care Home and he nagged me to record a song.

“I recorded Amy Winehouse’s version, but sadly he died before it was finished.

“The song was played at his funeral, which was very touching, and I’d like to record a full album for charity.”

Abi, who is in her final year at Bolton Dance and Performing Arts College, should have plenty of musical inspiration from another recent job – she landed a minor role in the film “Spike Island”, covering the early years of cult band The Stone Roses.

She has also appeared as an extra on Coronation Street and Bedlam.

The former St Hilda’s RC High School pupil said: “I would love to forge a career in television but my first love is musical theatre. They are very competitive industries, but I’ll keep on working hard.”