A 70-year-old British woman has declared that she is finally ready to lose her virginity.
Cabaret singer Pam Shaw said she has always been too busy working to find a man.
And even though she sings under the saucy name of 'The Sexational Pam,' and has rubbed shoulders over the years with sex symbols of the time like Tom Jones and Roger Moore, she has never indulged in romps.
"Now's the time. I'm ready to take the plunge for the right bloke," The Sun quoted her as saying.
"My standards are still very high, though. I'm hoping to bag a tall, dark and handsome millionaire.
"I feel I am ready to give marriage a go and maybe go to bed with a man. You are never too old for anything. Just look at Joan Collins," she said.
Shaw, who dresses in revealing costumes when she performs on Britain's club circuit, added: "I like to think I'd be a real catch.
"I may be 70 but I'm young at heart. People can't believe it when I tell them my age.
"I think I look great, maybe because I've never been married or had kids. I'm fun and have bundles of energy."
Shaw, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, lived with her mother Lilian until she died at the age of 97 in 1995.
The singer's career blossomed after she won TV talent show 'Opportunity Knocks' in the 1960s.
She opened shows for comedian Ken Dodd and crooner Englebert Humperdinck, performed on stage in Las Vegas and shared a dressing room with The Voice judge Tom Jones, now 71, during a weeklong stint at Bolton Casino.I was never short of offers in my heyday," she said.
"Men saw the outfits I wore on stage and thought I would be easy.
"But I've never really been intimate with a man, just a bit of kissing. I had a sexy stage name and dressed sexy but that was all for my career.
"There has never been time for me to get a man. I worked so much that sometimes I'd only have an hour's sleep each night. I wouldn't entertain the idea of sex outside marriage - and marriage meant giving up on my dreams," she said.
Even when surrounded by some of the world's hottest hunks, she held out.
"Tom Jones was very good looking and we used to chat occasionally before I went on stage as the opening act. In the late 60s we performed together. There was only a curtain separating our dressing areas," she said.
Shaw told how Eurovision hopeful Humperdinck, now 75, did think about trying it on.
"Engelbert and I stayed in the same lodging house in Leeds in the late 60s.
"He always had an eye for the ladies and was eventually banned from bringing back girls to the place. Although he was very flirtatious with me, my mum was my chaperone and wouldn't allow any funny business," she said.
Shaw, who has also appeared in TV adverts, hit show Shameless and Alien Autopsy with Ant and Dec, admitted a couple of guys did catch her eye.
"In 1976 I was proposed to by an oil rig worker in Blackpool. I said yes but later broke it off when I realised I didn't fancy him," she said.
"The only man I thought I could go to bed with was a guy who came to watch me every night when I sang in Malta. But I wasn't prepared to settle down - so it wasn't to be," she added.