A DREAM came true for pop fan Katie Fowler when she got the chance to meet her music idols.
The six-year-old from Southwick, Sunderland, loves nothing more than bopping along in her bedroom to her favourite Saturdays songs.
So when she heard the girls had been turned into plastic dolls as part of the The Saturdays Fashionista Barbie Dolls range, she couldn’t wait to get her hands on them.
With the help of mum Alyson Stoker, Katie entered a competition on the back of the Barbie Dolls box which offered one lucky fan the chance to meet the hot girl group in person.
And Katie won.
The St Benet’s schoolgirl was treated to a special day out with the band after she was whisked down to London this week.
Along with her mum, Katie met the girls at the swish Kensington Roof Gardens, enjoying an intimate gig and disco with the stars.
Although Katie’s favourite, Frankie, was missing due to a spell in rehab, she still had a fantastic time.
Katie said: “I was really excited when I found out I’d won. They were really friendly to me and it was a really good day.
“They sang Ego and All Fired Up and some other songs. Ego is my favourite song. They are my favourite band because I like their singing. Frankie is my favourite but she wasn’t there.”
Katie earned money to buy the dolls when she played the role of Alice at a Mad Hatters-themed food tent at this year’s Split Festival.
Her cousin, ITV This Morning chef and Split cook, Stacie Stewart, from Whitburn, gave her the money for The Saturdays Fashionista Barbie Dolls as a thank you for being part of the festival.
After filling out a coupon on the back of the dolls’ box, Katie’s dad Ger Fowler, 41, received an email to say she had won the exclusive competition.
He said: “She was over the moon to win. She’s a really big fan of the band. She loves her music. She’s been coming to Glastonbury with us since she was two.”