US soap star to host Brain of Bath quiz
She's played one of TV's best-known scheming seductresses, appeared in Hollywood films and danced on stage at Sadler's Wells.
But actress Emma Samms will be cast in a new role in Bath in July – that of charity quizmistress.
The 51-year-old star, who played Fallon Carrington in the soap Dynasty will preside over the annual Brain of Bath event for homelessness charity Julian House at the Assembly Rooms.
Organiser Cecil Weir says he was keen to give the July 4 event an American feel.
Up to 25 company teams will compete in the 14th quiz, which is a major fundraiser for the charity.
Mr Weir, who has been organising the event as the charity's funding manager since 2001, said: "As soon as we booked the date last year, I thought it would be great if we could give the evening a bit of an American flavour.
"Although by their very nature quizzes are competitive, one of the great things about the Brain of Bath is that the teams do so in a fun and light-hearted way.
"The number one goal of the evening is to raise funds towards the work of Julian House but along the way there's no rule that says you can't enjoy yourself at the same time.
"I'm sure Emma Samms will help us to achieve that and perhaps along the way share some snippets of what happened behind the scenes with Joan Collins and the other stars of Dynasty and The Colbys."
The event will once again be sponsored by Bath Building Society, whose community and retail operations manager Jonathan Cook said: "It is really good to see that Brain of Bath has become an established event in the diaries of Bath businesses, and with more teams joining every year it's great to see so many local companies raising funds to support a very important community cause."
Companies wanting to enter, should contact Mr Weir on 01225 354652 or e-mail cecilw@ julianhouse.org.uk.