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You Can Book Fun House Twins Melanie and Martina Grant For Your Event

You Can Book Fun House Twins Melanie and Martina Grant For Your Event

Believe it or not, it's been 30 years since kids' TV show Fun House first brought joy to the nation through the power of go-karts, gunge and mullets.

Running from 1989 to 1999, the programme saw teams pitted against each other as they tackled obstacle courses and go-kart races in a bid to win prizes (and, inevitably, getting covered in slime in the process), with Pat Sharp hosting alongside twin sisters Melanie and Martina Grant.

But now, some two decades since the final episode aired, it seems Pat is working on something new for Fun House fans, in the form of a 'live, interactive, immersive attraction'.

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And better still, twins Martina and Melanie - now both 48 - are also involved.

Pat Sharp with Martina and Melanie Grant last year. Credit: Instagram/Pat Sharp
Pat Sharp with Martina and Melanie Grant last year. Credit: Instagram/Pat Sharp

Martina told LADbible: "He's doing all the hard work, but we are planning on doing a live event. We've had a lot of interest.

"It would be similar to an indoor play area and would look like Fun House. It would have the go-karts, and we're aiming it at stag dos and hen parties where you can have drinks and nibbles. We would also be there - not all the time, but the three of us would do appearances there.

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"Because Warner Bros. own Fun House, we are just trying to get their approval to do it. That's all it needs; we have a company waiting to do it after approaching us."

The twins, who hail from Margate in Kent, worked on the show for the entirety of its 11-year run.

"We were very lucky to get that gig, really lucky," Martina recalled, saying she was always amazed by the viewership, especially now that reruns on Challenge have opened the show up to younger audiences.

Credit: @funhouse_twins/Twitter
Credit: @funhouse_twins/Twitter
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Now, Martina explained, the two lead very 'normal' lives, and juggle part-time jobs with motherhood.

"We're both mums now and we both have normal jobs," she said.

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"I'm an account manager for Clarins working in a spa, so I've gone down the beauty side. I've done it for about 10 years now, I love it.

"At the moment my sister manages a Wetherspoon's pub - she does a bit of managing there but she's only part time."

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But Martina and Melanie haven't completely turned their backs on their Fun House past.

"People can book us for events, so we do that as well," mum-of-two Martina said.

"A couple have actually just approached us and want to hire us to do a personal appearance to gunge someone!

"We also have Celeb VMs, where people can pay to have messages from us. That's really good as well, whether someone's getting married, or it's their birthday, they just email us and we do it, it's so much fun.

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"For a Celeb VM it's about £30 so not a lot of money - it's not expensive, it's just a nice treat. It's all good fun!"

Martina explained that she and her sister still enjoy working in showbiz now and then, but having started out in the industry at the tender of age of four, doing TV commercials and West End shows, they're grateful for a change of pace.

"We've done it for so long," she said.

"I have two children, four and seven, so they're my priorities now."

They're also good friends with their former co-star, Pat, now 58.

Martina added: "We're always in touch with Pat. We all get on really well.

"He tries to get down to see us as much as he can, but we're always texting. We have a good friendship."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

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Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]