SEXY magic show performer Sticky Vicky has been diagnosed with cancer, reports from February 22 confirm.
For 35 years, few tourists have passed through popular Spanish holiday resort Benidorm without hearing mention of the ubiquitous Vicky Leyton and her risqué show.
The Tenerifian, whose real name is Victoria Maria Aragues, shocked her open-minded audiences with her steamy performances, which included mind-boggling tricks done with ping pong balls, coke bottles, light bulbs and razor blades.
Temporarily leaving the stage after a hip operation in 2015, the skilled showgirl, now aged 73, vowed to return but a run in with the ‘big C’ has sadly thwarted her plans.
Her daughter Demaria Leyton, who performed with the sexy pensioner, has also confirmed a change of direction and will now concentrate on other projects outside of the world of adult entertainment.
A statement on Sticky Vicky’s Facebook page, confirmed her retirement, saying that the Benidorm institution intended to “spend more time with her family”.
Fans came out in force on the social networking site, to pay tribute to the popular artiste and Benidorm institution.
Comments including “Hope everything goes well for you Vicky. Keep strong. Love and prayers to you and your family” and “The girls aren’t happy!!! What will we see in Benidorm now?” were echoed by her army of loyal fans.
Vicky Leyton, who once starred with Johnny Vegas in TV show Benidorm, was the daughter of a soldier and an opera singer. She trained as a ballerina in her youth and came up with the idea for her raunchy show when feeling the squeeze after the death of Spanish dictator Franco.
Speaking to the Spanish press, the grandmother and mother-of-two said “I want to enjoy life now. I’ve been working since I was 11 and it’s time for a rest.”