Friday, 19 December 2014

Strictly finalists gather to pose with the coveted glitterball trophy as they prepare for last ballroom showdown

One step closer! Strictly finalists gather to pose with the coveted glitterball trophy as they prepare for last ballroom showdown

It's now only a matter of hours until Strictly Come Dancing's newest ballroom champion is crowned.
And as they prepare to hit the BBC1 ballroom one last time on Saturday, Frankie Bridge, Caroline Flack, Simon Webbe and Mark Wright have posed for a snapshot with the famed glitterball trophy.
Frankie and Caroline are seen looking glamorous and ready for the dancefloor in blue and pink ensembles, respectively, while Simon and Mark are all smiles in casual knitwear and headgear.
Scroll down for video 
he final countdown: (L-R) Strictly Come Dacning finalists Simon Webbe, Caroline Flack, Mark Wright and Frankie Bridge recently got together to pose with the glitterball trophy
he final countdown: (L-R) Strictly Come Dacning finalists Simon Webbe, Caroline Flack, Mark Wright and Frankie Bridge recently got together to pose with the glitterball trophy
But, of course, their star power can't outshine the the prize, which has been chased by competing celebrities every year since 2004.
Speaking about his performance in the final, former TOWIE star Mark vowed to keep his shirt on, explaining: ‘I’m not taking my shirt off because the last time I did we ended up in the dance off so obviously no one likes to see me topless.’
Instead, he has revealed that he will surprise himself by requesting to be styled in a famously sparkly ensemble.
Save the last dance: The stars will face off against each other in a anticipated final on Saturday evening
Save the last dance: The stars will face off against each other in a anticipated final on Saturday evening
He explained: ‘When I started the show I had a meeting and I said to the wardrobe team that I want a little sparkle as possible. I tried to keep things really plain.
‘Now if there’s no sparkles on the top then I complain. I send it back to wardrobe because I want it sparkled to the max.’
Meanwhile, Frankie has revealed that she fears she will feel lost when the show comes to an end this weekend.
Different paths: The ladies have been consistently high scorers, while the men have sharpened their footwork throughout the course of the competition
Different paths: The ladies have been consistently high scorers, while the men have sharpened their footwork throughout the course of the competition
Speaking about what the stars will do once the show is over, she joked: ‘We’re all going to feel so lost.’
The Saturdays singer explained: ‘We’ve stayed in touch with everyone in the competition and they've all been saying that there needs to be some sort of rehab so there’s somewhere you can go so you can be weaned off it.’
She added: ‘They've all found it really hard and we’ve been in the longest. It does completely take over your life.
‘You spend so much time together that it will be weird to go back to normal life. We’ll just be fox-trotting everywhere.’



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2881480/Strictly-finalists-gather-pose-coveted-glitterball-trophy-prepare-ballroom-showdown.html#ixzz3MPZEADFH
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Lucy Mecklenburgh shows off her incredibly toned physique in sultry underwear snap

'Summer bodies are made in winter!': Lucy Mecklenburgh shows off her incredibly toned physique in sultry underwear snap

She is the source of fitness inspiration for thousands of women.
So it is no surprise Lucy Mecklenburgh chose to showcase the results of her consistent workouts in a sexy Instagram snap.
The 23-year-old could be seen in a black bra and lace trimmed underwear as she ensured her sculpted stomach was in perfect view.
Scroll down for video
No photoshop required: Lucy Mecklenburgh chose to showcase the results of her consistent workouts in a sexy Instagram snap
No photoshop required: Lucy Mecklenburgh chose to showcase the results of her consistent workouts in a sexy Instagram snap
She captioned the picture saying: ‘Morninggggg!!! @resultswithlucy workout done!! summer bodies are made in winter!!! #fitness#abselfie #motivation #resultswithlucy’.
Fans were quick to compliment her toned frame as one fan wrote: ‘that's it. I'm calling the personal trainer this weekend’.
While the star is currently at a healthier weight, she came under criticism earlier in the year for being too thin.
Dressed to impress: The former TOWIE star slipped into an elegant curve-hugging lace dress as she enjoyed her management's Christmas party in central London on Tuesday

Dressed to impress: The former TOWIE star slipped into an elegant curve-hugging lace dress as she enjoyed her management's Christmas party in central London on Tuesday


And pose: The boutique owner looked lovely for her night out on the town, accentuating her pretty features with smokey eye make-up 
And pose: The boutique owner looked lovely for her night out on the town, accentuating her pretty features with smokey eye make-up 
Speaking about her weight to Look magazine, she said: ‘I’m fit and healthy, and I eat well because it makes me feel good.
‘I don’t believe in starving yourself, and everyone deserves a treat, but obviously you can’t eat doughnuts every day and stay slim’.
When asked which form of exercise is most effective for her, she said: ‘Gymnastics. The bottom of my bum is my problem area. I still get a bit of cellulite, but I started doing gymnastics on Tumble and it’s made a huge difference.
‘Dancing is great for burning calories, too.’
Lucy may well get a lot more gymnastics practice as she’s reportedly enjoyed ‘a string of dates’ with Louis Smith after exchanging flirty banter with the hunky gymnast on the set of celebrity talent show Tumble.
The pair are said to have met while filming the BBC gymnastics show, which will not return after ending in September, and pals say the chemistry was evident long before they went on their first date.
‘There were lots of rumours about Louis and Lucy when he was judging Tumble and she was a contestant,’ a source told The Sun’s TV Biz. ‘It’s true they were flirting but nothing happened.’
Definite chemistry: Sources claim Lucy is dating Louis Smith. In November Louis posted the above picture, which he captioned 'Look who I found.. @lucymeck1 . She looks just as good in a dress as she does in a leotard #tumble'
Definite chemistry: Sources claim Lucy is dating Louis Smith. In November Louis posted the above picture, which he captioned 'Look who I found.. @lucymeck1 . She looks just as good in a dress as she does in a leotard #tumble'
Handy: Louis won bronze at the Olympic Games in London two years ago. He has since appeared on a string of celebrity talent shows, among them Strictly Come Dancing and Tumble
Handy: Louis won bronze at the Olympic Games in London two years ago. He has since appeared on a string of celebrity talent shows, among them Strictly Come Dancing and Tumble
The pal claims Lucy initially ruled out the possibility of romance with the Olympic silver and bronze medalist, 25, because at 5ft 10in he is considerably shorter than the towering 6ft 2in she normally goes for. The source explained: ‘Louis got with someone straight after Tumble but they split and he bumped into Lucy. She must have forgotten about his size because sparks flew and they started dating.
'The way things are looking they could be together for a long time.'
Lucy’s reported dates with Louis come shortly after a short-lived romance with Welsh TV presenter Gethin Jones.
In happier times: The former TOWIE star and the 36-year-old Welshman, Gethin Jones, mutually decided to call time on their recent liaison after their busy careers put pressure on the relationship
In happier times: The former TOWIE star and the 36-year-old Welshman, Gethin Jones, mutually decided to call time on their recent liaison after their busy careers put pressure on the relationship



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2880375/Lucy-Mecklenburgh-shows-incredibly-toned-physique-sultry-underwear-snap.html#ixzz3MOHLMWdA
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Olympia Valance reveals she feels 'a million dollars' in sexy, feminine corsets and suspenders as face of Gossard

Holly WHO? The other Valance sister Olympia reveals she feels 'a million dollars' in sexy, feminine corsets and suspenders as face of Gossard

  • Australian actress, 21, models new swimwear and underwear
  • Worried about feeling self-conscious posing in bra, knickers and basques
  • Femail has exclusive images and interview with the Neighbours star
Stunning good looks run in the family judging by these exclusive images of Holly Valance's little sister.
Olympia Valance, 21, from Melbourne, Australia, has been announced as the new face and body of underwear brand Gossard. 
And the Neighbours actress told FEMAIL that she soon overcame her fear of stripping off to pose in the Fifties-style corsets and suspenders, saying the lingerie made her 'feel a million dollars'.
Scroll down for video 
Olympia models Gossard's stunning midnight blue Rochelle basque with its plunging neckline
Olympia models Gossard's stunning midnight blue Rochelle basque with its plunging neckline
Olympia, who plays Paige Smith in the long-running soap, told FEMAIL: 'I have never really done any lingerie modelling and, as most girls, thought I'd be a bit self-conscious but the garments are so beautiful that they made me feel a million dollars when I put them on.
She admits that wearing the glamorous pieces was also a pleasant diversion from the more casual attire worn by her TV character.
'I wear a lot of sporty stuff on Neighbours and so it's nice to have a change.
Although she added: 'I like all sorts of different lingerie - from sports bras to suspenders.'
'I love the retro styles of the new Gossard collections, the high waist and long line bras are so sexy and feminine and feel really good to wear.'
Olympia said she's 'proud to fly the flag for real women with real bodies to be proud of'.
She added: 'Body image is such an important issue for me and that was one of the reasons I was so excited about working with Gossard. I have younger sisters and nieces and I know how hung up girls can get about the way they look.
'Some of the models you see are just impossibly thin and it creates so much pressure on young girls.' 
The actress is seen in the brand's Retrolution range in the second of our exclusive images

The actress is seen in the brand's Retrolution range in the second of our exclusive images


Olympia was unveiled as the new face and body of the lingerie brand on Tuesday. 
Former Gossard girls include Sophie Anderton, who posed provocatively in black bra and knickers on a bed of wild grass in 1996.
Gossard was crowned the UK's Favourite Lingerie Brand 2014 for the third year running at the UK Lingerie Awards earlier this month.
I've never done any lingerie modelling and thought I'd be a bit self-conscious, but the garments made me feel a million dollars
And now it has teamed up with the stunning Australian starlet to launch brand new swimwear and lingerie collections.
She said: 'The last year has been a whirlwind and to work with such an established name as Gossard is a dream come true.
The actress flew to London - where her sister Holly lives with her property mogul husband Nick Candy - for the campaign.
Olympia said: 'I absolutely love working on Neighbours and the fact that I am able to come over to England and do an incredible campaign like this is a credit to the show's following, both here and down under, and I would like to thank everyone who supports us.'
Talking about working for the underwear giant, Olympia said: 'Lingerie is such an important, personal purchase for a girl and yet we - me included - buy badly fitting bras more often than we care to admit.
Christmas cracker: Olympia appears in a sultry black lace basque with sheer panels and suspenders
Christmas cracker: Olympia appears in a sultry black lace basque with sheer panels and suspenders
'I am excited about working with Gossard in all their ventures, from helping women to find the size and style that suits them, to collaborating with inspirational charities such as CoppaFeel!, this is something that means the world to me.'
A spokesperson for Gossard, said Olympia's 'enthusiasm and spirit is infectious' and said her 'commitment and professionalism is exemplary and she is a delight to work with'.
Olympia took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce her role as new ambassador for the British lingerie brand.
 Olympia  showed off her enviable figure as she broke the news about becoming the new face of Gossard
 Olympia showed off her enviable figure as she broke the news about becoming the new face of Gossard
Glam squad: The actress has been keeping her fans in the loop, showing all the behind-the-scenes action
Glam squad: The actress has been keeping her fans in the loop, showing all the behind-the-scenes action
Olympia is the younger half-sister of Holly Valance who played Felicity 'Flick' Scully on Neighbours
Olympia is the younger half-sister of Holly Valance who played Felicity 'Flick' Scully on Neighbours
On Tuesday evening Olympia showed the perks of being the ambassador for Gossard with these silky undies
On Tuesday evening Olympia showed the perks of being the ambassador for Gossard with these silky undies
Giving fans a sneak peek of her UK photo shoot, the brunette beauty shared a photo of herself in front of a dressing room mirror in a sexy two-piece, captioned 'Shimmer me up ladies.'
The striking brunette sported a black bandeau bikini top and matching bottoms which showed off her petite frame, with her toned torso on display as well as her tattoos scrawled along the side of her waist.
As she held her phone up to capture a fun selfie, Olympia's make-up artists were also captured working hard to create her effortless glow.
The beauty shared a selfie in which she wore a lacy camisole and teased fans about her new project
The beauty shared a selfie in which she wore a lacy camisole and teased fans about her new project
The Neighbours star posed with a Gossard balloon as she gave fans the news about her modelling gig
The Neighbours star posed with a Gossard balloon as she gave fans the news about her modelling gig
Earlier in the day Olympia confirmed was the new ambassador for the lingerie brand.
'Following rumours, I am so excited to announce I'm the new official @GossardUK Girl!,' she wrote to her Instagram followers.
'Been shooting the new collection in UK this week - watch this space for pics!'
Accompanied was an image of Olympia holding a sleek black balloon printed with the Gossard logo.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2877275/Olympia-Valance-feels-million-dollars-sexy-feminine-corsets-suspenders-face-Gossard.html#ixzz3MHSUM76Q
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

A very wet Pixie Lott plays Innuendo Bingo on Radio 1 with Scott Mills

Pixie Lott plays Innuendo Bingo









Published on 19 Jun 2014
Pixie Lott plays Innuendo Bingo!

Advent Calendar for 19th December dedicated to Chloe Bennet

If you want to see more photos of Chloe then check out my Blog pages here and here










Caroline Flack is odds on to win Strictly Come Dancing after emerging as the dark horse

She's got that Xtra something! Caroline Flack is odds on to win Strictly Come Dancing after emerging as the dark horse

After emerging as the underdog of the competition, it's thought that Caroline Flack will take this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy.
The TV presenter heads into the final as the favourite to get her hands on the queen of the dancer floor title, last year won by footballer's wife Abbey Clancy.
Former Xtra Factor star Caroline, 35, is attracting four-figure sums with bookmaker William Hill and is therefore the front-runner to second-most fancied Frankie Bridge, Simon Webbe and then Mark Wright, who is ranked the outsider.
Scroll down for video 
Thumbs up: Caroline Flack is odds on to win the Strictly Come Dancing final on Sunday night
Thumbs up: Caroline Flack is odds on to win the Strictly Come Dancing final on Sunday night
Flack's prospects have been boosted after she impressed even the toughest judge Craig Revel Horwood during last weekend's semi-final to claim the first perfect 40 score of the series
William Hill is said to have received bets of up to £2,000 on Flack which had put her price way out in front at 8/13. Bridge is at 2/1, Webbe is 9/1 and Wright is 12/1.
The two-part finale, to be screened from 6.30pm on BBC1 on Saturday, will see each of the finalists take to the floor more than once.  
Top scores: The Xtra Factor presenter turned things around when she received a perfect score of 40 last week
Top scores: The Xtra Factor presenter turned things around when she received a perfect score of 40 last week
Sailing to victory: Caroline is expected to beat off competition from Mark Wright, Frankie Sandford and Simon Webbe
Sailing to victory: Caroline is expected to beat off competition from Mark Wright, Frankie Sandford and Simon Webbe
Each couple will perform a dance of the judges' choosing, and then a newly choreographed 'showdance,' which can blend steps from various styles.
In the second edition on Sunday, the fourth-placed couple, after viewer votes are counted, will be eliminated and the remaining three will run through their own favourite dance. 
Caroline and her partner Pasha Kovalev are planning to showdance to Angels and their favourite dance will be Charleston to Istanbul (Not Constantinople). 
Legs Eleven: Caroline was seen carrying props to rehearsals at BBC Studios on Wednesday afternoon
Legs Eleven: Caroline was seen carrying props to rehearsals at BBC Studios on Wednesday afternoon
Getting prepped! She and her fellow finalists will perform three dances in total across the weekend if they make it to Sunday's show
Getting prepped! She and her fellow finalists will perform three dances in total across the weekend if they make it to Sunday's show
Also during the final will be a performance by Take That and the eliminated celebrities from earlier in the competition will return to perform a group number to a medley of songs.
Caroline was seen arriving at BBC Studios on Wednesday carrying two pairs of inflatable legs, teasing part of her routine for the hotly anticipated show. 
Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams said: 'Caroline is attracting more bets than the rest of the contestants put together - but it looks very close and any of the four remaining contestants could win this.'
Eyes on the prize: Frankie (right) tweeted a picture with the glitter ball and Simon (left), Caroline and Mark

Eyes on the prize: Frankie (right) tweeted a picture with the glitter ball and Simon (left), Caroline and Mark
Caroline will be throwing herself into the dancing competition since splitting with boyfriend Jack Street and is hoping to win without his support.
This week, he tweeted: 'Vote for @carolineflack1 6225210. You'd be silly not too.' 
But according to heatworld, Caroline was not impressed and snapped back, '@jackb_street easing your guilt??? Fill yourself with glee jack.' 
Heartache: Caroline is said to be throwing herself into her dancing after splitting with boyfriend Jack Street
Heartache: Caroline is said to be throwing herself into her dancing after splitting with boyfriend Jack Street




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2880822/Caroline-Flack-weekend-s-favourite-steal-Strictly-Come-Dancing-crown.html#ixzz3MN9stKE6
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Dozens of Photos of Gorgeous Pixie Lott performing in aid of Penny For London

Pixie Lott performs in aid of Penny For London at St Pancras Station on December 16, 2014 in London