It took me a while to build up the courage

Delphine Turk 20 of Gosport. Eats fire and walks on broken glass and is taking part in a show for charity  Picture: Paul Jacobs (113547-5)
Delphine Turk 20 of Gosport. Eats fire and walks on broken glass and is taking part in a show for charity Picture: Paul Jacobs (113547-5)
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FIRE-EATING Delphine Turk has put her self-taught skills to good use raising money for charity.

The 20-year-old taught herself to eat fire and walk on glass in her garage after seeing the daring acts done by others.

And Delphine has been showing off her stunts by organising variety acts to raise money for charity.

She said: ‘I saw a couple of acts that did fire-eating and I thought it was interesting.

‘I wanted to do it so I started off with little bits of cotton wool which I would set on fire and put in my mouth.

‘I realised it wasn’t that bad but it took me a while to build up the courage.

‘Then I bought some fire sticks and I have taken it from there.

‘I taught myself how to walk on glass and eat fire in my garage, I sat in there for hours just practising.’

Delphine, who performs under the name Ruby Rebelle, organised a variety show to raise money for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association on Friday.

She performed with around a dozen other acts at the Fareham Football Club.

‘It was absolutely brilliant. It was a great turn out.

‘It was better than we thought it was going to be. The crowd seemed to love it.’

Delphine, of Melville Road in Gosport, has raised around £1,000.