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Meet Sheila Vogel-Coupe: Britain’s oldest granny prostitute who’s still busy with clients at 85
Sitting in her chair with a head of grey hair, a buttoned-up cardigan and a beaming smile, you’d be forgiven for thinking Sheila Vogel-Coupe was just like any other grandmother. But that is exactly what she is not.
At 85 years of age Sheila has more notches on her bedpost than most twentysomethings – because she is Britain’s oldest prostitute.
On closer examination, you can see that Sheila wears a miniskirt, suspenders and patent heels. And it’s no wonder she has such a large grin on her face, given that she rakes in £250 an hour for raunchy romps.
Sheila went on the game four years ago after struggling with loneliness following the death of her second husband, aeronautical engineer Noel Coupe, in 2004.
Since taking up the world’s oldest profession, she has been disowned by her family and seen her story splashed all over the Press – but it isn’t enough to get her to give up her lucrative career.
‘I don’t think I will ever stop,’ Sheila says ahead of appearing on new Channel 4 documentary My Granny The Escort.