- Sheila Vogel-Coupe first revealed her secret during granddaughter Katie Waissel’s time on 2010’s X Factor
- Love of sex is what motivates the great-grandmother to continue her career
Most great-grandmothers, having undergone surgery involving 33 cm of intestine being removed, might take it easy afterwards, perhaps recovering with a cup of tea in front of daytime TV. But one 85-year-old is nursing herself back to health in a rather less traditional way. As Britain’s reputed oldest ‘lady of the night’, Sheila Vogel-Coupe, grandmother of Katie Waissel, who shot to fame in 2010’s X-Factor, is sticking to her sideline of pleasuring male clients. Although she’s lightened her workload, she’s hoping to get to work full time, and is proud that she’s still seeing to clients only 8 weeks after her surgery. ‘I don’t think I’ll ever stop,’ she says. Sheila, who appears in a new Channel 4 documentary My Granny The Escort, due to air next week, explains her unusual late-life career choice: ‘The most important reason is because I love sex. Even thinking about it makes me feel better,’ she says.