Northfleet Confident Queen is on song for her TV debut
PUBLISHED: 17:54 29 September 2010
A woman who turned her life around and started a new business after seeking counselling following a "devastating" divorce is to showcase her unique idea on television.
Genny Jones, north Kent’s self-styled Confident Queen, is set to appear on a hit comedy series to spread the word about how to put on smile on your face.
Ms Jones, 49, of St Mark’s Avenue, Northfleet, features on the second series of BBC show Genius, hosted by Dave Gorman, where she seeks to convince a panel of comedians and a guest audience that her Confident Song is the secret to self-assured happiness.
The mother-of-two explained that she was left devastated by her divorce, which led to her taking life-counselling training and setting up her own company, Confident Queen, last year.
She said: “It started out as a fun thing I did for my kids, who I got to make up the lyrics. I’d dress up and sing for them.
“I then started doing it in schools and found the kids loved it. I remember one child, Joe, coming up to me after a visit and saying he had gone swimming and been too afraid to dive. He’d remembered my song and started singing: ‘I’m a confident kid’ and was able to do it.”
Keen to get help with producing the song, which she has turned into a minute-long video on YouTube, she contacted Britain’s Got Talent rapper DJ Talent, who advised her to approach the show Genius.
At the filming in June at BBC headquarters in London, Ms Jones was asked to perform her song to the panel and audience.
She added: “I’m there with around 20 or 30 others who all have these mad ideas. I had to get up and teach them the song and the dance. It was a bit embarrassing but I met some wonderful people and as we were leaving they were all coming out singing my song.
“It was all good fun and hopefully it will help a few more people to find confidence.”
Ms Jones will appear on Genius on November 1.