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BUCKINGHAM PALACE Your exclusive behind-thescenes invitation as THE QUEEN throws open her doors for A Royal Welcome GEORGE and AMAL CLOONEY It’s amore for the star couple on a night out in Italy KIMBERLY WYATT The newly crowned Celebrity MasterChef champion talks food and family at her London home VINCENT SIMONE waltzes up the aisle to marry his “princess” Susan Duddy surrounded by famous friends HELEN SKELTON The daredevil TV presenter and her rugby league player husband Richie Myler introduce us to baby son Ernie LADY FORSYTH The former Miss World on why beauty contests can be a force for good THE PRINCE OF WALES and DUCHESS OF CORNWALL sample seaside life in the South West PRINCE GEORGE We celebrate his second birthday with a centrefold special portrait for you to treasure IRINA SHAYK leads a glamorous guest list as LEONARDO DICAPRIO makes a Titanic effort to raise funds at an A-lister gala in the South of France DOUTZEN KROES and more jet-setting beauties are looking in top shape this summer COUNTESS MARTA MARZOTTO The grandmother of Monaco royal bride BEATRICE BORROMEO welcomes us into her amazing new home in Milan

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For two months every summer, the Queen opens her official London residence to visitors, with a special exhibition always the centrepiece. This year, in A Royal Welcome, visitors will get a glimpse into the working life of the Palace and see rooms such as the Blue Drawing Room, one of the 19 State Rooms of the Palace and a stunning 6 example of Georgian decoration, with Corinthian columns and grand portraits. It is where guests gather for drinks before large luncheon parties and grand state and diplomatic occasions

‘Visitors will feel as though they’ve experienced their very own royal welcome’


‘You can walk in the footsteps of presidents, astronauts, film stars and all the other guests welcomed by the Queen’ uckingham Palace is best known as being B the Queen’s London home and office. But it is also one of the last few remaining working royal palaces in the world and the setting for a huge number of official events every year. In 2014, around 62,000 people visited as invited guests for occasions ranging from a private audience with the monarch to a state banquet in honour of the President of Singapore Tony Tan, as well as garden parties for thousands. For two months every summer, too, some of the State Rooms are open to visitors, who can also enjoy a special exhibition. This year, a series of displays will give a sense of the events that take place at the Palace throughout the year, along with an insight into what goes on behind the scenes to plan and deliver these occasions. Anna Reynolds, a curator at Royal Collection Trust for the last seven years, whose previous exhibitions range from Tudor and Stuart fashion in art to royal childhood, writes exclusively for hello! about the preparations for the opening of A Royal Welcome. Planning for the exhibition began about a year ago, which is a relatively short timescale for a project of this size. We develop the initial idea and decide how to tell that story to visitors – choosing which objects to include and how they should be shown and interpreted. The transformation from working Palace to summer opening has to happen very quickly. The State Rooms are used for official events right up until the team of carpenters and electricians move in to install the special displays – James Corden was among the 102 people receiving an honour at an investiture in the Ballroom the day before work began to build the display cases in the room. One of the highlights of this year’s

‘The Queen’s dress is always complemented by items of her personal jewellery and visitors will be able to see several beautiful pieces’


The Queen poses (left) with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto ahead of a state banquet in his honour this March. The monarch is wearing the Kokoshnik tiara (above), which is part of the exhibition, along with the sash and white star of the Singaporean Order of Temasek, presented to the Queen in 1972 (right)


Exhibition curator Anna Reynolds puts the finishing touches to one of the displays – the stunning silk crepe evening gown with embroidered Swarovski crystal motif bodice worn by the Queen at the state banquet in honour of US President Barack Obama in May 2011

Several of The Queen’s dresses are shown (above) being prepared for the display, including a gown by Angela Kelly made for the state banquet for Singapore’s President Tony Tan (right, with Her Majesty). She also wore the Order of Temasek, as well as the Royal Family Orders of George VI (left, top) and George V (left, bottom) – and the Coronation necklace and earrings and the Dorset Bow brooch (below)


Members of the royal household prepare the Ballroom (above) for a state banquet, something that takes ten days, including setting the horseshoe-shaped table for 170 guests. Pride of place goes to the magnificent George IV Grand Service, gilt tableware first used in 1811, which includes centrepieces and candelabras (below). More than 100 ivory-coloured candles are used and electricians have installed tiny lights at each setting so visitors can experience the same effect

‘Timings are co-ordinated by a set of traffic lights so plates are put on the table simultaneously’ summer opening is that, for the first time ever, visitors will enter the State Rooms through the Grand Entrance, walking in the footsteps of presidents, astronauts, film stars and all the other guests from every walk of life who have been welcomed by the Queen. The Australian State Coach will be shown under the Grand Entrance portico, where Her Majesty and a visiting head of state arrive at Buckingham Palace following a procession along The Mall. This is the coach that transported the Duke of Edinburgh and Mexican First Lady Angélica Rivera during the State Visit of her husband President Enrique Peña Nieto in March.


A FEAST FOR THE EYES This summer, visitors will see the magnificent Palace Ballroom laid for a state banquet. It takes the royal household team around ten days to prepare the room for around 170 guests, from setting up the horseshoe-shaped table to laying the table with thousands of items of glittering silver-gilt from George IV’s Grand Service and arranging the beautiful centrepiece flowers. The surprising thing is how long it takes to get everything looking impeccable and how quickly everything is dismantled once the event

Anna Reynolds checks the grand floral arrangements (below) in the magnificent Ballroom. The room, the largest in the Palace, also features the gilt throne chairs made for the coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1902


is over. During the Singapore state banquet in October 2014, the transformation was captured on film and visitors will be able to see the timelapse footage in the display. The state banquet table is lit with more than 100 ivory-coloured candles in magnificent tall candelabras, which reflect off the silver-gilt tableware, making everything sparkle and creating a beautiful soft glow. Recreating this shimmering effect for the summer opening, each setting is individually lit with a tiny light that shines down on the cutlery and glasses – a tricky task for the electricians, who spent much of the installation period on their hands and knees running cables under the enormous table. Working very closely with the royal household staff responsible for the planning and delivery of the many events at Buckingham Palace was an important part of the planning for this year’s summer opening. One of the biggest challenges was how to give visitors a sense of what happens behind the scenes. During the state visit for the President of Singapore, all the preparations for the banquet were filmed for the display – the food being prepared in the kitchens, the historic silvergilt being polished by the footmen’s team


‘Each room looks as though the person working there has just stepped away for a minute’ from the silver pantry and the wine being decanted by the royal cellars team. The household often welcomes hospitality students and industry professionals onto the staff for a state banquet so they can gain first-hand experience of how a royal welcome is delivered. The service is all perfectly orchestrated – every person knows their role and timings are co-ordinated by a set of discreet traffic lights in the ceiling so plates are put down on the table simultaneously. Cutlery from the Grand Service sits on a porcelain plate from a Tournai service made for the Duke of Orleans in 1787, then bought by George IV in the early 19th century. The menu for the four-course state banquet in honour of President Tan (below) and (bottom) chocolate buttons cast from the buttons of the footmen’s livery, ready for dessert


THE HOUSEHOLD AT WORK In addition to the film footage, visitors will be able to see recreations of part of the kitchens, the wine cellars, the pantries where silver-gilt, glass and porcelain are looked after and the dresser’s workroom. Each has been set up to look as though the member of the royal household team working in that part of the Palace has stepped away from their workspace for a minute. The sewing machine is the one used by the Queen’s dressers and the historic copper pots are used daily in the kitchens. Special details are often woven into the presentation of events as a compliment to the Queen’s guests. For the state banquet in honour of the President of Singapore, the royal pastry chef created handmade sugar orchids – the national flower of Singapore – to decorate the platters on which the petits fours were served. In another show of extraordinary skill, the chocolate ice-cream bombes were decorated with chocolate buttons cast from the buttons of the footmen’s livery and finished with gold-lustre dust. Also on display this summer are a number of dresses worn by the Queen at past


Handmade sugar orchids, created by the royal pastry chef in honour of the visit of Singapore’s President, (below); and a crystal wine glass bears the Queen’s royal cypher (below left)

Anna Reynolds meticulously measures the table setting to make sure everything is perfect and in place (above), the same process used when entertaining visiting guests such as President Tan, who sits alongside the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the top table in 2014 (right)


‘The White Drawing Room is where the Queen meets special guests — look out for the “secret” door’

With its incredible 19th-century English cut-glass and gilt-bronze chandeliers, the White Drawing Room is a breathtaking stop on the tour, with its concealed door behind a mirror and cabinet (above) – through which the Queen enters the room – a particular highlight


Queen Alexandra) and worn at this March’s state banquet for President Peña Nieto. There are at least three garden parties each year at the Palace with approximately 8,000 guests attending each one. Three of the outfits worn by Her Majesty at recent parties are on display in the Palace’s Music Room, overlooking the garden, where several royal christenings have taken place. A visit to Buckingham Palace extends throughout the 19 State Rooms, which are


state banquets, including one designed by the great British couturier Hardy Amies for the banquet in honour of the President of China, Jiang Zemin, in 1999 and the dress worn by Her Majesty on the occasion of US President Barack Obama’s 2011 state visit. The Queen’s dress is always complemented by items of Her Majesty’s personal jewellery and, among several beautiful pieces, visitors will be able to see the Kokoshnik tiara, made in 1888 for the Princess of Wales (later


The Australian State Coach on display under the Grand Entrance portico. It was given to the Queen in 1988 and, as well as carrying dignitaries arriving in the country, it’s used for royal events such as the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, when it conveyed the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and the bride’s parents

‘For the first time ever, visitors will enter the State Rooms through the Grand Entrance’

Visitors will get a behind-the-scenes look at investitures, one of the most important duties carried out at the Palace, with a display of the 16 knighting stool and a replica of the sword used during the ceremony by the Queen and other members of the royal family

Her Majesty dubs Sir Bruce Forsyth a knight in 2011 – the sword she uses belonged to her father George VI when, as Duke of York, he was Colonel of the Scot Guards. It travels with her to Balmoral every summer

used during the year for a huge variety of events. The White Drawing Room is where the Queen meets special guests – look out for the “secret” door through which Her Majesty enters the room: when the door opens, the wall to the left of the fireplace swings open, with the mirror, cabinet and vases all moving. From entering through the famous Grand Entrance to enjoying a cappuccino dusted with a chocolate crown in the café overlooking the garden, visitors to Buckingham Palace’s summer opening will, we hope, feel as though they’ve

experienced their very own royal welcome. PHOTOS: IAN JONES


For behind-the-scenes video from the exhibition and more hello! content, download our iPad edition, available from Apple Newsstand. The summer opening of Buckingham Palace is from 25 July to 27 September; visit royalcollection.; tel: 020-7766 7300. Anna Reynolds’s book A Royal Welcome (£9.95 from and Royal Collection Trust shops; £12.95 from bookshops) H accompanies the exhibition.




Amal is plainly dotty about her husband in her Bambah shorts as they emerge from Harry’s Bar in Cernobbio (above). For good friend Kathy Lette, seeing them together is “like watching a romcom in front of you” hey celebrate their first T wedding anniversary in less than two months, but George

Arms around each other, George and Amal navigate a narrow walkway (above) as they head off for a romantic dinner near their home by Italy’s Lake Como. The couple celebrate their first wedding anniversary in September

and Amal Clooney are still very much in honeymoon mood. Heading out for dinner near their home by Italy’s Lake Como last week, the couple appeared blissfully in love as they navigated a narrow pontoon arm-in-arm before George helped his wife climb aboard a small boat. Showing how perfectly in step they are, the couple even donned matching hues, with the actor in a pale blue suit while Amal strode out in a blue and white floral mini-dress. A few days earlier, they had been seen laughing together as they made their way home after a romantic meal, emerging hand in hand from Harry’s Bar in Cernobbio. Amal led the way, effortlessly stylish in a black top and polkadot Bambah shorts, while her husband of ten months followed closely behind. That they were so happy is no surprise to good pal Kathy Lette, who told a US magazine George and Amal were “mad about each other”. Indeed, seeing them together was “like watching a romcom in front of you”, added the author, whose husband Geoffrey Robertson co-founded London’s Doughty

Street Chambers legal firm, where Amal works. Nor has marriage changed the human rights barrister. “She’s as warm and down to earth as ever,” Kathy said. FAMILY FIRST The beautiful Villa Oleandra overlooking Lake Como has been a popular retreat for George and his wife since their wedding last September. It’s also proven a hit with friends, with July seeing the couple entertaining both sets of in-laws – George’s parents Nick and Nina and his sister Adelia, plus Amal’s parents Baria and Ramzi Alamuddin and her sister Tala – and Ellen Barkin, as well as Julia Roberts and her family. However, reports suggest the couple may be selling the villa, in part to purchase a new home with more privacy. George is believed to have been offered $100million (£64million) for the house – nearly ten times what he paid for it in 2002. Privacy may prove a sticking point closer to home, however – neighbours at their property in Sonning Eye, Oxfordshire, have objected to the couple’s plans to install 18 CCTV H cameras at the estate. REPORT: LAURA BENJAMIN


‘It’s nice to be able to use my kitchen and not worry about a timer or have John and Gregg looming over me yelling, “Two minutes to go”’


n the chic kitchen of her London home, Inewly dancer, DJ, former pop star, mum-of-one and crowned Celebrity MasterChef champion



Kimberly Wyatt is giving us a lesson in the art of multitasking. Excitedly regaling us with tales of her run on the hit BBC1 cookery show – an experience she found exhilarating, exhausting and, giving birth to her daughter Willow aside, “probably my proudest achievement” – the onetime Pussycat Doll manages to remain picture “purrfect” while simultaneously rustling up an impromptu coconut sponge for the hello! team as our photographer snaps away. “Usually I follow a recipe but I’m not prepared so I have no idea how this is going to turn out,” says Kimberly, 33, as she rummages around in the deep recesses of her well-stocked cupboards. Stir in the additional challenge of a scrumptious seven-month-old baby girl who keeps making a play for Mummy’s hair and any kitchen utensil within grabbing distance and it’s a wonder the cake ever makes it into the oven. However, such pressure is small fry compared to what was involved in reaching the end of a show in which she probably wouldn’t have had a pussycat in hell’s chance of reaching the final a few years ago. “It feels totally surreal, to be honest,” says the US-born star. Kimberly was named 2015’s champ last Friday, after impressing MasterChef hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace with her winning meal of loin of lamb cooked in a salt crust, with celeriac purée, roasted shallots, Jerusalem artichokes and a cherry tomato, rosemary, garlic and balsamic olive-oil sauce.


Kimberly is queen of the kitchen as she celebrates her Celebrity MasterChef triumph with husband Max Rogers and their seven-month-old daughter Willow. “It still feels surreal,” she says, adding: “Max was behind me 100 per cent. If I hadn’t had him, I would never have been able to do it”

COOKING UP A STORM Is she still trying to digest her victory? “I am,” she says, which is no surprise since she was pretty clueless in the kitchen until four years ago, when she first met her husband of 17 months, international supermodel Max Rogers. “When you’re on the road as much as I was with the Pussycat Dolls, food becomes fuel and it’s hard when you’re grabbing meals on the go to eat healthily and creatively,” she says. “But a man who can cook is a very sexy thing and Max is a great cook. “Over time, I found his passion for it inspiring and infectious. We became a team in the kitchen – I was his sous chef and I learned so much from him. With that, my confidence started to grow. “Then, when I fell pregnant, I became even more aware of being responsible for this little person growing inside me and the need to nourish her with good stuff so my initial plan, when I went into MasterChef, was to bring healthy ‘mummy’ food to the table by pairing unconventional, interesting flavours to create tasty dishes that are also really nutritious.” Although great in theory, her dishes weren’t always as well received as she’d envisaged. A fish and fruit combo, for instance, appeared to make Gregg a bit green around the gills. “I still stand by that one – it’s delicious,” says Kimberly, with a laugh. “But no, it didn’t go down so well. It was a case of, ‘This is just plain wacky – make us something we love.’ “But that’s the thing about MasterChef – you’re only ever as good as your last offering and there’s this constant underlying pressure of having to up the ante every time. And the further


‘Willow is my priority now. Baking together is something I really can’t wait for’ you get into the competition, the more you want it – and the more everyone else wants it, too. So while it was all very friendly outside of the kitchen and I did make some really great friends on the show, once we were in there, it was heads down and the gloves were off.” Kimberly’s “ruthless competitive streak” was instilled in her as a child, when she first started entering dance competitions in and around her Midwest home town in Missouri. “I was ten when I entered my first competition,” she says. “I did it to gain experience and I remember standing up there as they called third runner-up, second runner-up, first runner-up and none of them were me. I thought, ‘That’s okay. At least I’ve done it.’ Then they called the winner and it was my name. That moment inspired a whole new world for me and set into motion me knowing where my dreams lay.”

Kimberly effortlessly whips up a coconut sponge during HELLO!’s photoshoot, one of the skills she learnt after meeting Max. “I was his sous chef,” she says. In the MasterChef kitchen, however, she was the one in charge and was determined to win. “Once we were in there, it was heads down and the gloves were off”


RECIPE FOR SUCCESS At 17, she loaded up her car and moved to Las Vegas for an audition, from where, via rehearsals in Miami, she landed a job as a dancer on a cruise ship sailing from Barcelona to Venice. “Coming from a very small town in middle America, it was quite the departure,” says Kimberly. It wasn’t all plain sailing, though, and in the early days she struggled with feelings of insecurity that manifested itself in her relationship with food. “I gained quite a lot of weight in my first job and developed a really negative body image that I wasn’t equipped to deal with,” she says. “I didn’t know how to get the weight off but over time, I learned that stress and lack of sleep have a lot to do with it and it planted a seed of having to figure out not only how to have a good relationship with food, but also a good relationship with myself,” she adds. “Under the pressure of the entertainment business – especially in places like Los Angeles, where you’re competing against hundreds of girls – you have to take it upon yourself to create that relationship. “You’re surrounded by girls who have very negative views of themselves and I think that my saving grace was that nothing I’ve ever achieved was based on my looks, but on my dancing and on my talent. “I never felt that I had the most beautiful face or the most lustrous hair so I put in the crazy hours to prove what I could do and that was the healthiest thing that could have happened.” Has the birth of Willow crystallised her concerns about the

lot more than talking the talk and that’s what I set out to do.” Embracing the changes that pregnancy has brought to her body, Kimberly says she’s “fuller” but feels “more of a woman” since she had her daughter. “I’ve blossomed, I guess,” she says. “But I’m still toned and I feel good about my body.” Exercise is a big part of her life but she’s tailored it to include Willow so she’s not parted from her daughter any longer than is necessary. “Because Willow is my priority now, I find ways to do it with her,” she tells us. “We do mummy and baby yoga and weight classes. I love having her in that fitness atmosphere. I do my squats while holding her hand and do

push-up kisses and she loves it. It feels like playtime for her. “I also have my online fitness program called Mum On A Mission, which is just 24 minutes a day, seven days a week of dance-infused circuit/ high-intensity training.” THE NEXT BATCH Now Kimberly is looking forward to the time when Willow can become her own sous chef. “Baking together is something I really can’t wait for,” she says. It’s a simple pleasure that was missing from her own childhood. As truckers, both Kimberly’s parents were absent a lot from the family home. Later, her revelation that she

had been the victim of sexual abuse as a very young child caused a massive rift after her mother and father were unable to accept what their daughter was telling them. Bridges have been built in recent years. “I have a lot of compassion for my mum,” says Kimberly. “She did her absolute best. She wasn’t handed the most amazing deck of cards in her own childhood and I think she made the most positive changes she could with me. There’s a way to go with different cycles that she wasn’t able to change in her life that I can in mine. “Although my mum and I might not be the closest ever, I love her. I’ve learned from her, even from her mistakes, though I do crave that


insecurities young girls face with body image? “One hundred per cent it has – and that is why promoting healthy eating is a real goal of mine,” she says. “In this selfie-obsessed generation, where people are so driven by fame and looks, with Photoshopped faces and bodies, we’re all living in a false reality. What’s important to me is to stay true to myself and to what I’ve learned along the way so that I can introduce Willow to that in the healthiest way I know. “I have no control over the choices she makes in the future – my own experience taught me that – but I can be the best example to her that I can possibly be. Walking the walk means a


Baby Willow is treated to the cook’s perk of licking the spoon (above). The little girl has a healthy appetite, says her doting mum. “She loves food. She seems to not be able to get enough. She tries to feed herself now, which is hilarious because it goes everywhere”


mummy/daughter bond with Willow that I didn’t have when growing up. “But I’m fortunate that I have great people in my life who inspire me in that way,” she adds. “Davina McCall [a close friend and the former host of the Sky 1 talent show Got to Dance, on which Kimberly was a judge] is a fantastic role model to me in getting that balance of being a career woman but also being the foundation of the family. And my sister Kristi is the most amazing mother and homemaker – she is my blueprint. I miss her like crazy and wish so much we didn’t live so far apart. But Willow and I are flying to the States this week to meet up with her and my two adorable nieces. I can’t wait to see them.” With her win on MasterChef, it will be a double celebration. Is she sad or just plain relieved that the experience is over? “A bit of both,” she says, with a smile. “It’s nice to be able to use my kitchen and not worry about a timer or have John and Gregg looming over me yelling, ‘Two minutes to go.’ “What you see on screen might seem like a short amount of time, but effectively you give up your life when you sign up. Because I needed my ‘mummy time’, I’d come home from filming, drop everything to be with Willow until she went to bed, then be practising and practising until the early hours. Some days I was lucky to get three hours’ sleep. “Because Willow was only 16 weeks old when I started the show, my hormones were raging. As I got a little more confident, I decided I needed to test my new skills out on people so one night I had some friends over. Well, nothing went right and I ended up running upstairs to have a

little cry. That was the last time I invited people round. From then on, my husband was the only victim.” THE KITCHEN CABINET Does her win mean that Max’s talents at the stove are now redundant in their home? “No, we’re still a team,” she says. “I love that it’s not just me who has been inspired by MasterChef – Max has developed a real flair for presentation now. He was behind me 100 per cent through the whole process and if I hadn’t had him, I would never have been able to do it. “Every dish I presented to him, he’d look at me with such pride at what I was able to produce. But I’d never allow him to completely enjoy it. I was forever asking him, ‘What should I change about it? There has to be something.’ I think he enjoyed being able to be brutally honest.” Lured by the temptation of freshly baked cake and the chance of a cuddle with his baby girl, Max has joined his wife in the kitchen from the sanctuary of his office. “Kimberly approaches a challenge unlike anyone I’ve ever known or even


Kimberly with her fellow MasterChef finalists (below right, far left and far right) Sam Nixon and Rylan Clark plus hosts John Torode (centre) and Gregg Wallace ahead of her triumph last Friday. Her success didn’t surprise husband Max, who says: “Kimberly approaches a challenge unlike anyone I’ve ever known or even heard of”

heard of so I wasn’t really surprised she won,” he says. “That doesn’t make me any less proud, though. It’s an incredible achievement.” Adds Kimberly: “We’ve always been supportive of one another in our respective careers but I do feel that Max and I are even more of a team now that we have Willow. We’re working towards the same goal, which is building a future for our child. “Life often takes you in unexpected directions and now MasterChef has opened up this whole amazing new world of possibilities and I’m excited to see where it takes me.” If the coconut sponge is anything to go by, the culinary world is her H oyster. INTERVIEW: BELINDA ROBEY PHOTOS: DAVID VENNI STYLING: HOLLY OUNSTEAD AT FRANK AGENCY HAIR & MAKE-UP: ALICE THEOBALD AT JOY GOODMAN USING L’OREAL KERASTASE, GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTYAND ARK SKINCARE

For information on Kimberly’s online fitness programme Mum On A Mission, visit


Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage… Joyous newlyweds Vincent, 37, of Strictly Come Dancing fame, and Susan, 42, a former air hostess, outside Castle Leslie in Ireland – and with their “little sausages”, Luca, five, and 22-month-old Matteo (left)



ARE DANCING ON AIR AS THEY MARRY SURROUNDED BY ‘STRICTLY’ AND ‘I’M A CELEBRITY’ FRIENDS ‘It has been the most wonderful, magical day. Marriage is the ultimate bonding for us. I love Susan and my children. This makes us complete’

e routinely keeps his cool when H performing in front of thousands on sell-out dance tours.


But when it came to exchanging marriage vows with his longtime love Susan Duddy in a romantic ceremony in Ireland, Vincent Simone was a bundle of nerves. “I felt incredibly emotional and was worried I wouldn’t keep it together,” reveals the much-loved dancer, who won millions of hearts during his years on Strictly Come Dancing and on his more recent jungle stint on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!. “I couldn’t look back

at Susan as she walked up the aisle [to Eva Cassidy’s Songbird, sung by church choir MUSA] because I was afraid I would dissolve into tears.” When the 37-year-old dancer finally gazed at his beautiful bride, who entered St Salvator’s, the beautiful church on the estate of Castle Leslie in Co. Monaghan, behind their five-year-old son, ringbearer Luca, he was entranced. “She looked so beautiful, really breathtaking,” he says of Susan, who wore a strapless Suzanne Neville gown in ivory soft tulle with a Swarovski crystal beaded belt.


Vincent with his best man, fellow I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of H e r e ! s t a r M a t t h e w Wr i g h t (above). Little Luca leads the way (below left), bearing the rings (below) the couple exchanged, b e f o re S u s a n w a l k s u p t h e hydrangea-lined aisle on the arm of her father Billy (left)


“I struggled a bit with the ‘something old’ then thought that, actually, that could be me,” Susan, 42, jokes to hello!. Her “something new” was her dress, in which Suzanne Neville had sewn a blue bow; her diamond and platinum earrings and bracelet were borrowed from a friend. Joining the congregation were some of Vincent’s former Strictly partners who have become good friends, including Louisa Lytton, Dani Harmer and Edwina Currie, as well as new mum and former Olympian Rebecca Adlington, designer David Emanuel and broadcaster Matthew Wright, who all bonded with Vincent in the jungle on I’m a Celebrity… in 2013. “I invited people with whom I have experienced a big chunk of my life,” says Vincent. “The jungle was an amazing experience and in a situation like that you become close. Strictly is another experience you never forget: you spend 24/7 together and you go through the ups and downs, so you really bond.” Ever the showman, Vincent joked on the day that if he had his way: “I would be the bride, the priest – everything. But Susan has to be the princess on the day – and she has done it effortlessly.” The dancer looked dapper in a Dolce & Gabbana suit, the white jacket a twist on the traditional black tux, and his “little sausages”, Luca and 22-month-old Matteo melted hearts in matching outfits

‘You stood by me through good times and bad… and you look so beautiful’ Vincent

complete with bow ties. His groomsmen, including Susan’s brothers Steven, David and Richard and ushers Daniel Duddy and Daniel Stowell wore the more classic tux from McElhinney’s in Ballybofey.


IRISH EYES WERE SMILING With friends and family living in Italy, Ireland and London, the couple – who met at the BBC in late 2007 after a recording of Strictly – had been unsure where to have their wedding. They finally settled on the beautiful setting of Castle Leslie. It’s close to the couple’s new home, which they have recently refurbished, although they are keeping their base in Guildford, Surrey. “We visited the castle and were blown away,” the bride tells hello!. “There’s a huge Italian influence and even a glitterball in one of the bathrooms, so we thought it was meant to be.” Susan, who used to be an air hostess on private jets, has been at the helm of the whole operation. “I am a perfectionist so I wanted to do it myself,” she says, adding that, while organising the nuptials was stressful at times, she managed to keep her sense of humour, giving Vincent a pair of socks inscribed with the words: “So you don’t get cold feet.” The guests, including her mum and dad June and Billy and Vincent’s parents Anna Maria and Gaspare, marvelled over the love and care Susan had taken in selecting readings and songs that related to the happy couple’s life together. During the service, conducted by the Rev. David McBeth, a lifetime friend of Susan’s family, a passage from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was read in Italian by Vincent’s sister Alessandra, who, with Susan’s sister Amanda and cousin Sharon, was a bridesmaid, dressed in gowns by Frank Lyman from Strabane-based Cilento. Emotions ran high as the couple gave their vows and exchanged rings, Susan’s a

Look of love: An emotional moment as the couple, who met in 2007 after a recording of Strictly, exchange vows (above) and (below) sign the register. Susan managed to keep her sense of humour while organising the wedding, giving Vincent a pair of socks: “So you don’t get cold feet”


‘The Italian stallion routine is an act. He’s a big softie’ Rebecca Adlington

The couple pose with Vincent’s Strictly pals (above from left), Dani Harmer, Edwina Currie, Vanessa Feltz and Louisa Lytton, and his I’m a Celebrity… buddies (below from left), Matthew Wright, Rebecca Adlington and David Emanuel. “This was such a lovely wedding with a wonderful atmosphere,” says Vanessa, while designer David comments: “Susan looks divine – a vision in tulle – and I love the diamanté waistband”

BIG-DAY NERVES “I’m more nervous about making a speech at my wedding than I have ever been about performing,” Vincent had confided earlier to hello!. “I’m very sensitive and I get emotional easily. Hopefully, I won’t end up crying like a baby.” To laughter, he told family and friends: “I didn’t write a speech. I wanted to see how I felt after the ceremony – and I was so happy, that I asked Susan to marry me again… but she said no. “Mrs Simone. Sounds good. Susan, my wife, Susana Simone, the first thing you gave me were my two little sausages, my sons Luca and Matteo, and I just want to say, ‘You are my best friend, my rock, you have been so many different things to me on so



band of brilliant diamonds and Vincent’s given extra bling with a row of black diamonds. As the couple signed the register, opera singers Donna Malone and Niall Morris gave stirring renditions of The Prayer and O Sole Mio. The newlyweds travelled in style in a horse-drawn carriage across the estate to the castle itself, where guests – including Strictly contestant Vanessa Feltz, newly engaged Strictly professional Ian Waite and former dancer on the show Karen Hardy – were served champagne, canapés and Morelli’s ice cream as they wandered through the grand reception rooms to the sounds of jazz band Trio Royale. For Rebecca Adlington and husband Harry Needs, the wedding was the first time away from their six-week-old daughter Summer, who was being looked after by Rebecca’s parents. “In the jungle, Vincent always talked about the kids and Susan,” said Rebecca. “The Italian stallion routine is just an act – he’s a big softie really, a genuinely lovely guy and family man underneath it all. We all bonded in the jungle and are like a family.” So much so that Vincent chose broadcaster Matthew Wright to be his best man. “I was honoured because I haven’t known him long, although we did share a special bond in the jungle and came out together,” said Matthew. “This is the first time I’ve been best man.” He certainly didn’t disappoint with his speech as he told guests: “Moments after Vincent joined us in the jungle, it felt like a bomb had gone off: this impish, chainsmoking, fast-talking, crazy-walking Italian, who started regaling us with this non-stop chitter-chatter of how he arrived at Heathrow and, ‘Everybody loved me,’ [delivered in a Vincent-like accent]”. “It wasn’t long before I discovered that I was falling in love with him, too.”

Romantic Vincent gets down on one knee as Susan looks every inch the fairytale bride in her Suzanne Neville gown. He told her during his wedding speech: “I know I play the Italian stallion… but from my heart, I love you so much”


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‘I was nervous for Vincent in church. I wanted to give him a hug’ Dani Harmer many different occasions when I needed someone. You stood by me through good times and bad times… and you look so beautiful. I do love you so much. I know I play the Italian stallion… but from my heart I do love you so much.” The wedding banquet was held in an adjoining marquee, where guests sat at tables – each named after a different style of dance, such as Tango, Rumba, Salsa and Samba – sprinkled with crystals from Susan’s home town of Derry and adorned with hydrangeas, peonies and wild roses by The French Touch. Exquisite pink menu cards by Appleberry Press announced a feast of local produce: Irish salmon on a bed of fennel, baby spinach and vierge dressing, followed by Castle Leslie apple and berry crumble. In a nod to the Italian contingent, there was limoncello for all at the end of the feast.

With bridesmaids Sharon Smith, Alessandra Simone and Amanda Duddy (above), dancers Karen Hardy and Ian Waite (right) and presenter and best man Matthew and wife Amelia (below) judges in 2012. Then it was time for the couple to cut the diamantéencrusted cake by Cocoa Moiselle, using Castle Leslie’s ceremonial sword, to applause from guests. The evening’s entertainment began with Strictly’s warm-up man Stuart Holdham presenting a quiz about the couple. Then band Electric Avenue struck up and the newlyweds had their official first dance as man and wife. “Susan didn’t want to do a choreographed first dance. She’s very shy and doesn’t like to be the centre of attention,” says


HOLDING BACK THE TEARS Vincent’s first partner on Strictly, exEastEnders star Louisa Lytton, told us: “It was really moving seeing them get married. I thought I was going to cry during the service but I managed to keep the tears back.” Tracy Beaker actress Dani Harmer, his final partner before he left the show in 2012, added: “You develop a connection with your partner on Strictly because you spend your life in their pockets. We got to know each other well and stayed in touch. We message each other all the time. He’s all around the country touring but I stalk him, I go to all the shows. I was nervous for him in church. I wanted to give him a big hug.” During dessert, singer Jahméne Douglas performed. “We loved him on The X Factor and sat beside him at an awards ceremony,” says Susan, who took to the dancefloor with Vincent when Jahméne sang At Last, the track that wowed the






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Vincent. “She asked me to perform with one of my Strictly ex-partners but I said, ‘No, it’s our wedding, I want to dance with you.’ We decided to do the normal smooch.” “Dancing is his career and I am so used to him dancing with Flavia and the girls on Strictly,” says Susan. “It may sound strange but Vincent and I had never really danced together.” The couple focused instead on the meaning of their first-dance song, Ronan Keating’s This I Promise You. “When you listen to the words, it gives you goosebumps,” says Vincent. At midnight, the guests watched a grand finale of fireworks light up the sky and the lake beyond. “It has been the most wonderful, magical day,” said Vincent, who planned to whisk his bride off to the Villa Treville in Positano in his native Italy for a few days before a family holiday including the boys in Marbella. “Marriage is the ultimate bonding for us,” said the new groom. “We already have our little family. We’re so lucky and I’m very grateful for everything I have. This is the cherry on the cake. I love Susan and love my children and want to give them everything I can. This makes us complete.” H INTERVIEW: SUSAN SPRINGATE PHOTOS: TONY WARD

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In the marquee, the couple use a ceremonial sword to cut the stunning cake (above) and smooch (top left) to Jahméne Douglas (below). Joining in the fun are new parents Rebecca and husband Harry Needs (left) and Vanessa with fiancé Ben Ofoedu (right)




ow that football is no longer his day job, David Beckham has been getting his kicks in other ways, including making a cameo appearance in Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming film The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Confirmation of David’s set piece, which took just one day to film, came after his real-life leading lady Victoria Instagrammed a photo of him pointing to a poster for the movie (left). Director Guy confirmed: “He’s in the film. He’s marginally disguised, but he’s in the movie.” It isn’t David’s first big screen appearance, however. Along with Victoria, he had a cameo in 2002 hit Bend It Like Beckham. He has also appeared in comedy sketches on TV fundraiser Sport Relief in 2010 and 2014. Ultimately, though, it is the part of devoted husband and family man that he plays the best. For proof, take a look at the latest in his ever-expanding collection of body art. Showing off a small 99 on his little finger (top right), David, 40, explained on Instagram: “[19]99 was a good year for me.” It was the year the couple tied the knot – and then-Manchester United player David helped the team to an unprecedented Treble. In celebration of his and Victoria’s 16th anniversary, he shared a romantic retro shot (right).





s lead singer with chart-topping band Rixton, Jake Roche isn’t used to playing solo. So when he proposed to his Little Mix girlfriend, Jesy Nelson, on stage last week he asked for a little help from his friend Ed Sheeran. Jake surprised Jesy on stage during the girlband’s concert at Manchester Arena and dropped to one knee to present her with a diamond sparkler, accompanied by Ed, who serenaded them with her favourite ballad, Tenerife Sea. Elated Jake, 22, posted a photo on Instagram (right) and wrote: “A year ago today I met her at Manchester arena, so it was only right, with a little help from my friend, that this happened. Best day of my life.” His Little Mix love was equally overcome with emotion. “The most surreal moment of my life and everyone that I love most was there to share it with us!” she wrote on the band’s Instagram page. “I feel like the luckiest girl in the world rite now literally cannot stop crying! Future Mrs Roche.” It wasn’t the only celebration for Jesy and the Little Mix girls that week as their latest single, Black Magic, stormed to the top of the charts to the obvious delight of the quartet (right).






cBusted star and dad-to-be Harry Judd is hoping to be top of the pops following the announcement that he and wife Izzy are to have their first child. The excited drummer and former Strictly Come Dancing star took to social media to tell fans the news. “Izzy and I are so happy and feel truly

blessed to be able to share with you that we are expecting our very own little miracle #babyjudd,” he tweeted, posting a selfie of the couple smiling ecstatically while on holiday (below left). The pair got together after meeting in 2005, when classical violinist Izzy performed as part of the string section during his then band McFly’s tour. They married in December 2012 (right) and he said a few months later that he “wanted to settle into married life” before starting a family, but more recently he changed his tune. “I’d like one sooner rather than later,” he said a few weeks ago. “I’ve got myself a wife so that’s the first step.” Harry also betrayed his broody status when he described bandmate Tom Fletcher’s young son Buzz as “so cute it’s frightening”. Tom was one of the first to offer his best wishes, and already has plans for the new arrival. “Massive congrats to Harry and Izzy for growing Buzz a bandmate/ wife/husband/BFF/ arch enemy. Whoop whoop!!!” he tweeted, while his wife Giovanna was equally excited, adding she “can’t wait to meet #BabyJudd”.




fter two dress rehearsals, the stage was finally set for a happy ending when TV and theatre star Alex Kingston married for the third time. Best known for her roles in Doctor Who and ER, Alex, 52, tied the knot with TV documentary maker and classical historian Jonathan Stamp in a ceremony at All Saints Anglican Church in Rome. Wearing a pale-green dress and a beaming smile, Alex said “I do” in front of well-wishers including her 14-year-old daughter Salome, who was one of three bridesmaids. After an emotional service (above), the couple left the church hand in hand and were serenaded by a violinist as they danced in the street on the way to their reception (right). Married first to Harry Potter star Ralph Fiennes and then journalist Florian Haertel, with whom she had her daughter, the Los Angeles-based actress spoke last year about finding love again. “I’ve got somebody in my life who’s an incredible support and really understands me,” Alex said. “It’s a huge relief to have met somebody like that.”


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ACES IT WITH KIDS ON MALAWI CHARITY TRIP e may have had to content himself with taking home the runners-up plate at this year’s Wimbledon (above right), but for one group of children in Malawi, Roger Federer was definitely a champion. Rallying after his defeat to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the Swiss star flew to the impoverished southern African nation to see first hand how his charitable foundation is making an impact on young lives there. And although many of them had no idea who he was, the father of four proved a massive hit (above left) with pupils at a pre-school funded by the Roger Federer Foundation in partnership

with Action Aid Malawi. “Giving money is a wonderful thing, but seeing it in person is an entirely different animal,” he said. “It was great spending time with the kids. I learnt a lot.” For once, it was not all play for Roger, 33, who joined in with lessons and served up his comic side (far left) as he helped hand out food to the children. The world No. 2 has made setting up similar projects his number one priority and the foundation aims to touch the lives of more than a million children in Africa by 2018. “Looking forward to opening more pre-schools,” he tweeted. “I can’t wait to be back.”





s LA Galaxy celebrated winning their MLS match against fellow Californians the San Jose Earthquakes, there was no doubting the fact that a new star had appeared in the US footie firmament in the shape of England’s Steven Gerrard. After walking on to the pitch and acknowledging the cheers of the sell-out crowd (right), he scored a crucial goal in the club’s 5-2 victory. The ex-Liverpool midfielder was also cheered on by wife Alex, as well as former England teammate (and erstwhile Galaxy captain) David Beckham and his sons (below). Ahead of the match, Steven, 35, described himself as “super-excited”, adding: “Hopefully I can get off to a winning start.” Since signing for a Galaxy far, far away from his Liverpool roots, Steven has tackled life on planet Hollywood with gusto. Currently renting a sixbedroom property in Beverly Hills with Alex and their three daughters, he appears to have had no problem settling into life Stateside. Attending this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, he and Alex were joined (left) on their red carpet debut in LA by their own special hat-trick – daughters Lilly-Ella, 11, Lexie, nine, and three-year-old Lourdes. “Looking forward to the kids’ choice awards today,” Alex tweeted. “The girls are so excited.”






howing that beach body confidence is all about the fit, Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger proved the perfect twopiece as they had fun together in the waters of the Med. The mother and daughter were enjoying a break with friends in sunny St Tropez and created quite a splash when they hit the beach for a cooling dip. As one of the world’s most recognisable models, Jerry has been making waves for decades. “I look pretty good for my age and I’m enjoying that,” the 59-year-old Texanborn star said in a recent

interview. “Getting older is an opportunity to relax.” Relaxing is not something her daughter has much time for these days. The 23-year-old is the face of Rimmel London and Mulberry and recently launched a capsule fashion collection for Reserved in the German city of Munich and has starred in a campaign for Sonia Rykiel with “my beautiful sister” Lizzy. But while fashion is the family business, Georgia May has no doubt who is the boss. “[My mum] is my style icon – definitely,” she said last week.




etting into the swing of married life can be tricky – and it seems newlywed Nicky Rothschild has been working flat out. The hotel fortune heiress, née Hilton, who tied the knot with husband James earlier this month, used Instagram to share pictures taken during the latest leg of her honeymoon, including one of her chilling out in a hammock (above right). After spending a week in Botswana on safari,

the couple headed to North Island in the Seychelles for the ultimate in R and R (romance and relaxation). Nicky, 31, posted a shot of herself and James silhouetted against a picture perfect view of the Indian Ocean (above left). “Honeymooners @North Island, Seychelles,” read the caption. The pair’s island getaway follows their fairytale London nuptials at The Orangery at Kensington

Palace, during which the bride traded “I dos” with her banker beau in front of the likes of Chelsea Clinton, Petra Ecclestone, Crown Princess MarieChantal of Greece and older sister Paris. Nicky was evidently feeling nostalgic for her big day. Instagramming an intimate photo of her and James kissing while a bridesmaid straightened the train of her Valentino Haute Couture dress, she added the caption: “One week ago.”


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fter decades in the driving seat, others might tyre of taking the wheel, but not the Queen. Making the short trip from Windsor Castle to church in her Jaguar X-Type, she deftly steered past a young family who were blocking her route. Scarlett Vincent was enjoying a stroll down the park’s Long Walk with her partner Toby Core and their 11-month-old son Teddy when they encountered the motoring monarch (below). “She had to swerve around us,” said Scarlett. “She just smiled at us and waved.” The only person in Britain allowed to drive without a licence, the 89-year-old Queen did not indicate before overtaking; but last week grainy

film footage purported to show her giving a rather more controversial signal. A home video from 1933 captured the then seven-year-old Princess Elizabeth seemingly making a Nazi salute while playing with her mother, younger sister Princess Margaret and her uncle the Prince of Wales – later King Edward VIII. The gesture has been dismissed by royal sources, one of whom said: “No one at that time had any sense how it would evolve.” And the story appears not to have damaged the Queen’s unblemished reputation as the countdown continues to her becoming Britain’s longest-serving monarch in September.






he broke her arm only a fortnight ago after falling from her horse, but Denmark’s plucky Princess Josephine seemed more than ready to get back in the saddle again last week. Attending an equestrian parade with her parents Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and her siblings – twin brother Prince Vincent, nine-year-old Prince Christian and eightyear-old Princess Isabella – the four-year-old galloped off with the public’s hearts the moment she appeared with her bright blue cast (left), and showed no fear as she and her mum approached several of the riders on their mounts. The royal family is currently spending the children’s long break at the official summer residence of Gråsten Palace in southern Denmark, and a photo taken on the day of the parade (right) shows the sisters in matching printed dresses and the brothers in smart shirts and shorts. All of the family are keen riders and Josephine’s accident is said to have happened during a riding lesson near the grounds of the palace. She was spotted leaving hospital with her parents and wearing a cast that was already signed with get-well messages.



HELEN SKELTON AND HER RUGBY STAR HUSBAND TELL OF BABY ERNIE’S DRAMATIC ARRIVAL elen Skelton has always found it impossible to H sit still. The daredevil TV presenter likes life in the fast lane and is happiest when she’s busy

Helen and her Warrington Wolves scrum-half husband Richie Myler introduce HELLO! to their son Ernie at their home in Cheshire. “I can’t believe how much I love being a mum,” the former Blue Peter star says. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done”


DRAMATIC ENTRANCE But then, Ernie’s heartbeat started to drop. “The midwife realised the cord was wrapped around his neck. She hit the panic button and it got a bit dramatic,” says Helen. “Midwives and doctors came running and strapped monitors on Helen and I was like, ‘Woah, what’s going on?’” adds Richie. “It was pretty scary.” The midwife managed to unhook the cord with her hand and told Helen that if she wanted to push her baby out without medical intervention, she would have to do so quickly. “I really wanted to do it myself and I don’t think the midwife thought I could,” she says. “I knew she could,” says Richie.“I could see the determination on her face and I said, ‘Trust me, it’s coming.’” Minutes later, Ernie was born weighing a healthy 7lb 9oz. “I didn’t ask if it was a boy or a girl – I just wanted to know our baby was all right,” says Helen. “It was amazing – an unbelievable moment. But


and active. But today, relaxing at home with her new baby son Ernie nestled in her arms, Helen has never been more content. “I can’t believe how much I love being a mum. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” she says. “I didn’t think I would love it as much as I do. It’s ten times better than I expected. “I feel like I’ve been on happy pills ever since Ernie was born. When my friends with babies used to tell me how they spent their days, I couldn’t imagine liking it. But it’s brill.” The former Blue Peter presenter is welcoming hello! into the home she shares in Warrington, Cheshire, with her rugby league player husband Richie Myler and their little bundle of joy for this exclusive first photoshoot as a family. The change in Helen is evident, as we remind her how Richie once said: “Helen doesn’t like relaxing. She can’t grasp the idea of having half an hour just to lie down.” Clearly besotted with their firstborn, the couple can barely take their eyes off Ernie, taking it in turns to give him cuddles as he dozes contentedly. The intensity of their feelings is hardly surprising given Ernie’s dramatic entrance into the world. While Helen is no stranger to extreme situations – she has cycled to the South Pole, kayaked the length of the Amazon, walked a 150-metre tightrope between the chimneys of Battersea Power Station in London and in 2009 became only the second woman to finish the gruelling 78-mile Namibia Ultra Marathon – she faced the biggest challenge of her life when she gave birth on 19 June. “I was a few days overdue so I did an exercise class and then some energetic dancing around the living room to bring on labour,” she tells us. “I woke up in the night and was having pains so I had a bath and put loads of moisturiser on, trying to kill as much time as possible, then went into hospital at 4.30am.” However, once at Whiston Hospital in Knowsley, the couple’s excitement turned to panic when the monitoring equipment failed to find the baby’s heartbeat. “The midwife went quiet, then she went

to get her colleague and we both went, ‘Oh, my God,’” says Richie. “Until that point I was really relaxed but now I was panicking and in tears,” says Helen. “There were three midwives and two machines. I’d read hypno-birthing books and watched DVDs and had been very hippy and Zen about the whole thing but suddenly, your plan goes out the window and you realise you’re not in control.” It took the midwives around 20 minutes to find the heartbeat – and the reason why? “It turned out I’d slathered myself in so much body butter that it had acted as a sound barrier,” says Helen. However, there was more drama to follow. “I was desperate to have a water birth but I think it was slowing me down. In the end, I said, ‘I’ve got nothing left to prove – I’ve cycled to the South Pole, get me out of here.’ I‘d also planned to do it without drugs but as time went on, I asked for gas and air and had a bit of pethidine. “You get this idea fixated in your head but in the end, the only thing that matters is the baby being all right.”

‘When my friends with babies used to tell me how they spent their days, I couldn’t imagine liking it. But it’s brill’


Helen and Richie had been so sure they were having a girl that they hadn’t chosen other names. “We were surprised when he turned out to be a boy,” says his mum. Now Ernie’s name – in honour of Helen’s late maternal grandfather – is emblazoned on his cot (below)


it was terrifying at the same time,” Richie tells us. “Ernie was a bit blue and they whisked him away and put a little oxygen mask on him. But he was fine. “When he came out it was so emotional. I cried my eyes out.” Helen smiles. “The first time I saw Rich with Ernie, I cried, too,” she says. “The doctors and midwives were absolutely brilliant. I can’t praise them enough.” Throughout the pregnancy, the couple, who married in December 2013 in Cumbria, where Helen grew up, had not asked the gender of their baby and were convinced they were having a girl. “We had girls’ names and called the bump ‘her’ the whole time, so we were surprised when he turned out to be a boy,” Helen says. “All the way through my pregnancy I joked that if it was a boy we’d call him Ernie,” she continues, telling us that it was the name of her late maternal grandfather. “I said, ‘Stop saying that because it’s going to stick,’” Richie adds, with a laugh, admitting that he didn’t take to the name at first. “But then we sat at home one day and I said, ‘Actually, I quite like it.’ “We say he’s either going to be the prime minister as Ernest or the naughty boy at school as Ernie. It’s nice because it means something.” Although he’s just five weeks old, little Ernie is already showing similarities to his mum. “He doesn’t like sitting still. He lies on his mat for 20 minutes and then he wants to move to his rocker,” says Helen. “He’s decided that 3am is party time,” adds Richie, with a smile. “I’m not getting much sleep,” Helen tells us. “Ernie wakes for a feed every couple of hours, but that’s fine. “Rich is brilliant and does his share of the nappies. And his team-mates at Warrington Wolves have been great at offering advice. They’re big, burly alpha males but they talk about babies non-stop.” “Yes, the shower room conversations have changed a lot,” laughs Richie, who has already taken his son to a few matches. NEW BEGINNINGS, NEW LANDS As if becoming parents for the first time is not life-changing enough, Helen and Richie have some other big news. In November, they are moving to Perpignan in southern France, where Richie has just signed a two-year contract with the Catalan Dragons. “This is our next adventure,” says Helen. “We’re both taking French lessons. I speak a little bit as I worked in a restaurant in France for a summer when I was a teenager. “It’s exciting, but also a bit weird to be moving to a different country with another language. It’s a good opportunity for Richie and for us as a family. When Ernie is a bit older, we’ll be able to take him skiing and he can learn to surf. “We’ve got accommodation sorted out and it’s only a couple of hours away so our parents will be able to visit easily. “It’s hard for them because they’re besotted with Ernie and he’s the first grandchild, but it’s not that far away and work-wise I can come back when I need to.” “Perpignan is a beautiful place and Ernie will get the best start ever, living by the sea,” adds Richie. Meanwhile, Helen, whose presenting credits include BBC1’s Countryfile along with her work on BT Sport, is happily settling into



‘We say he’s either going to be the prime minister as Ernest or the naughty boy at school as Ernie’ Richie

TV’s action girl Helen cuddles her little boy. His arrival has made her rethink her nonstop life. “I thought I would be desperate to get back to work but I’m not,” she says. “My outlook on everything has changed and I just want to hang out with Ernie all the time”


‘I’ll go back to work because I love it but Ernie only gets to be young once so I’ll do things that fit around him’ Helen her new life as a mum. “I thought I would be desperate to get back to work but I’m not,” she says. “My outlook on everything has changed and I just want to hang out with Ernie all the time. “I’ve been offered really good stuff while I’ve been on maternity and I thought I’d be gutted about not doing it, but I’m not. I love my job but this makes you realise there are things outside work that are just as much fun. “People say you can’t get this time back and you can’t. I hardly got a chance to go wedding-dress shopping as I was working and ended up getting a dress the night before. I regret that now because I can’t get that back and I don’t want to do that with Ernie,” she says, gazing at her little boy. “It’s hard because telly isn’t made for people with babies. The hours are unpredictable and you’re expected to work 15 hours a day. I will go back to work because I love it – I’ve worked hard for my career and I don’t want to throw it away – but Ernie only gets to be young once so I’ll do things that fit around him.” BACK TO BUSINESS She has already dipped her toe back into TV, taking Ernie to the studio when she did voiceovers recently for her new BBC1 show The Instant Gardener, which she filmed while pregnant and which started last week. Then in August, she’s teaming up with friend and fellow new mum Rebecca Adlington to cover the swimming World Championships for the BBC. Her little boy will once again be by her side. With such energetic parents, the little boy seems destined to be athletic. “We both come from sporty families and we joke about what would happen if he’s not,” says Helen. “My family want him to play football and Rich’s family want him to play rugby.” And if her precious son wanted to follow in her footsteps and perform some of the stunts she has tried? “I do realise now how much hell I’ve put my mum through,” she says, laughing. “I do want Ernie to be active and outdoorsy. But I think I will have to draw the line at H base jumping.” INTERVIEW: TRACEY SCHAVERIEN STYLING: GAYLE RINKOFF AT CAROL HAYES MANAGEMENT HAIR & MAKE-UP: HELEN KING



Helen has gone from proudly presenting her medal as only the second woman to complete the 78-mile Namibia Ultra Marathon (left) to being a proud parent with Richie (above). Her Blue Peter days aren’t forgotten though, as Ernie’s cute babygrow shows (below)


BILL COSBY Loses bid to stop lawsuit

Bill Cosby may be forced to testify in court about the alleged molestation of a 15-year-old girl in 1974 after the California Supreme Court rejected his lawyer’s attempts to get the case dismissed on procedural grounds. Lawyer Gloria Allred, representing the alleged victim, who is now in her 50s, plans to question the comedian about the specifics of the case as well as similar claims made by other women. “I believe it is relevant to inquire about accusations of other accusers in order to establish pattern and practice, as well as a motive,” she said. The comedian’s lawyers have denied all the allegations.

MILES FROST Sir David’s son dies while jogging

T r ib u t e s h a v e been paid to Miles Frost, the son of TV legend Sir David, who died while jogging last week. The 31-year-old financial investor collapsed while exercising near his family home in Oxfordshire. His father died two years ago aged 74 after suffering a heart attack on board a cruise liner. Miles’s mother Lady Carina spoke about her son, saying: “Miles quite simply was born an old soul and everybody was drawn to his wisdom, love, loyalty and laughter.” His younger brothers Wilfred and George added: “Miles was the kindest

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Maria Sharapova has called time on her two-year relationship with fellow tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov. The Bulgarian confirmed the news last Friday, saying he and the Russian star, who shared homes in California and Florida, had “split paths”. He added: “We experienced wonderful moments together. I wish her much happiness and success in life and in tennis.” The break-up comes just weeks after fivetimes Grand Slam champion Maria lost the Wimbledon women’s final against Grigor’s ex, Serena Williams.

Demi’s shock as body is found at her home Hollywood star Demi Moore has talked of her shock after a young man was found dead at her home in Beverly H i l l s following a party. Neither Demi nor her daughters – Rumer, 26, Scout, 24, and Tallulah, 21 – was home. Edenilson Steven Valle, 21, was found dead in the actress’s swimming pool last week. Paramedics’ attempts to revive him failed. He was a friend of Demi’s assistant, who had hosted the party. and most generous brother we could have wished for. Since Dad died, he was the leader of our pack.” • Episodes star Matt LeBlanc led the tributes to The Godfather actor Alex Rocco, who died of cancer last week at his home in Studio City, California. He was 79. “Alex was a wonderful actor to work with. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs,” said Matt, who worked with Alex in two episodes of the BBC sitcom. • Ragtime and Billy Bathgate author EL Doctorow has died of lung cancer, aged 84. Among the many tributes paid was a tweet from President Barack Obama, who called him “one of America’s greatest novelists”.

JUSTIN BIEBER International arrest warrant lifted

An Argentine court has withdrawn an arrest warrant issued for Justin Bieber for an alleged attack in Buenos Aires in 2013. The singer, 21, is accused of sending two bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a nightclub in the city during his South American tour. An international arrest order was issued

‘As The Faces, we were banned from all Holiday Inns – so we used to check in as Fleetwood Mac’

Rocker Rod Stewart (left) shares his tricks from his younger years

‘It’s important for us to know if we are alone in the dark’

The truth is out there for Professor Stephen Hawking’s search for alien life


MARIA SHARAPOVA Splits with fellow tennis ace

‘Never mind the Queen, I actually looked like a tiny Hitler when I was seven’

Ricky Gervais mocks the furore over last week’s leaked home video of the royals

“I am in absolute shock,” said Demi in a statement. “I was out of the country travelling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news. The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends.” Police questioned five people in the property but ruled out foul play, with the coroner’s office saying Edenilson, who reportedly could not swim, slipped and fell. Following the death, Demi was seen in New York keeping Scout, who celebrated her birthday last week, and Tallulah close by her side. Rumer is rehearsing for her Broadway debut, playing Roxie Hart in Chicago.

CHARLIE CHAPLIN May be bank’s figure of note

in April. However, it was revealed last week that the warrant had been withdrawn, although the charges have not been dropped and a court date is still expected to be set. Justin has yet to respond to questions about the incident.

THE QUEEN Estate profits increase £2.4m

The Queen’s income from her private Duchy of Lancaster estate has received an 18 per cent boost, a rise of £2.4million, taking it to £16million. The property empire, which features land, buildings and assets across England and Wales, such as office, retail and industrial properties, as well as historic buildings including ten castles, is said to have been helped by the booming market for commercial space in London. The monarch, who has no say in how the estate is run, uses the profits to help fund the offices of her children the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex. The estate is not subject to corporation tax, but the Queen voluntarily pays tax on the income she receives from it.

‘I don’t mind something clever being attributed to me but I do mind something stupid that I didn’t say’

Not a lot of people know that Sir Michael Caine is not so fond of his misattributed catchphrase

‘I’ve only had one husband but with all the nips and tucks and plastic surgery I’ve had, he swears he’s been with at least three wives’

Nothing to fear from a real life Jolene for singer Dolly Parton

‘He’s just lovely. He doesn’t

Silent movie star Charlie Chaplin could be the next face on the Bank of England’s £20 notes. The British actor is one of many artists nominated to replace Scottish economist Adam Smith on the new note. The Bank of England has asked for the public’s opinion on which British visual artist should have the honour and have received votes for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Beatrix Potter and Alfred Hitchcock. The winner will be announced next spring.

JAIME KING ‘So happy’ with son Leo Thames

Hart of Dixie star Jaime King has revealed the name of her second son with director husband Kyle Newman – Leo Thames, who was born on 16 July. “We are SO happy to welcome to the world our new baby boy!” the actress wrote on Instagram with a picture of the whole family, including 20-month-old big brother James. Jaime’s best friend Taylor Swift has already been named as the little boy’s godmother.

need me to get washed or dressed up or anything and I don’t need him to shave. He smells of pigs, but we just hang’ The Big Allotment Challenge presenter Fern Britton says her love for her husband, TV chef Phil Vickery, is purely organic

‘I was a bit of a bad boy when I was younger but I’ve changed. Men do change, but only when they get closer to death’ Gene Simmons gives the Kiss of death to rumours he’s calmed down




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F1 STARS SAY GOODBYE TO ‘HUMBLE’ JULES BIANCHI Lewis Hamilton led the Formula One stars saying farewell to fellow driver Jules Bianchi at an emotional funeral at the Cathédrale Sainte Reparate in Nice. “I will be carrying Jules with me in my prayers for the rest of my driving days,” said Lewis, who was joined by fellow F1 drivers including Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg. Portraits of the

Nice-born star hung outside the cathedral, where hundreds of mourners gathered. Others lined up to touch his coffin – on which was placed his helmet – in respect. The racing driver died on 17 July from head injuries after a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix in October, which left him in a coma. He was 25. “He was so natural, humble,” said Nicolas Todt, Jules’s manager. (Left, from left) German F1 driver Sebastian Vettel and France’s Romain Grosjean help carry the coffin into the cathedral, followed by mourners including (right, from top) British driver Jenson Button, former French star Alain Prost and G e r m a n y ’s N i c o Rosberg,who said: “Jules was a very talented driver and a good guy”


Lewis Hamilton (below) arrives for the funeral of French racing driver Jules Bianchi (below right) in Nice. Formula One stars Pastor Maldonado and Felipe Massa (above, centre) comfort each other as they say farewell





BEAUTY QUEEN AND WHY THE CONTENTIOUS COMPETITION IS STILL A FORCE FOR GOOD Former Miss World Lady Forsyth — born Wilnelia Merced — runs a fashion accessories line and has a foundation to help under-privileged children in her native Puerto Rico, for which she organises charity balls. She has been married to TV presenter and entertainer Sir Bruce for 32 years and they have one son, Jonathan Joseph



here was a time when millions of UK viewers would gather around the TV to watch Miss World, then one of the most popular entertainment events of the year. It is still a very popular event globally, with more than 110 countries televising the show, but it’s a long time since it’s been seen here on a mainstream channel. We no longer need a beauty contest in order to be judged or commented on because there are so many other TV talent and reality shows. You can appear on one and be a celebrity overnight; it seems anyone can become “famous”, especially on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. It’s so different to the way things were 40 years ago, when I was crowned Miss World. Then it was a great opportunity for a girl to travel and use that prestigious title to launch a career. It was certainly a wonderful experience for me. I wanted to come to England – my family could never afford to send me – so it was a chance to visit an amazing country and meet girls from around the world, some of whom are still good friends. Miss World has changed with the times because the girls taking part have changed. They have a very different view of the competition, seeing the title as the chance for a gap year and to have a brilliant time. Nobody takes it too seriously and life goes on afterwards. As far as I’m concerned, you’re judged as soon as you leave the house anyway so why not be judged in a beauty competition? I think all the girls have a healthy self-esteem so they aren’t devastated if they don’t win. It’s about the experience. There will be 130 contestants taking part this year in what is now a real spectacular – the outfits are more extravagant and there’s a sporting competition in which the girls can show off their talents. With all the fabulous gowns, it’s also one of the biggest fashion shows in the world. The physical aspect is important, but it’s also about someone with a great personality. Sometimes a beautiful girl will compete and you think: “Why aren’t they doing well?” Then you realise that’s all she offers – just beauty. You don’t win simply because you have the best body; it’s a combination of different things. Yes, the premise is frivolous, yet at the same time the event has done so much good around the world through Beauty with a Purpose, the charitable side of the organisation. Every girl who competes is required to work on a charity project for her country and millions of pounds have been raised as a result. When I was crowned Miss World in 1975, I was 18, very young and my English wasn’t very good. I was working as a model a little bit and had planned to go back to Puerto Rico and finish my education. But between one night and the next, I became a big

Wilnelia after winning Miss World in 1975 (right) and with her husband Sir Bruce Forsyth (above left). Miss England hopefuls compete in 1968 (above)

‘Each girl has to work on a charity project and millions of pounds have been raised’ celebrity in my country. I think it affected my brother more than anyone as he was constantly asked questions about me – what I ate, how I slept. It drove him mad at school. When you come from a small country like mine and win Miss World, it becomes a big celebration. I was signed by Ford Models in New York – where there was a billboard of me up in Times Square – and I was sent to Paris, where I’d model the collections and travel between there and New York. I met some very nice people, but it wasn’t until five years later, when I met Bruce at the Miss World competition at the Royal Albert Hall where we were both judges, that I fell in love. What can I tell you? We met, it’s been 32 years [of marriage] and I’m sorry to disappoint so many people who thought it wouldn’t last, but he’s my Prince Charming. He’s adorable – my mentor, my everything. I don’t know what would have happened to my life if I hadn’t won – no idea. But I went on to do a degree in humanities and studied fashion, too, and

I’ve since launched my fashion and home accessories brand using some of my artwork for the designs. I also designed swimwear for Miss World for four years, another string that winning the competition added to my bow. If I hadn’t won, maybe I would have come over to Europe in a different way. But did it open doors? Yes, definitely. I’d love to see Miss World back on our TV screens again. You have to see it as entertainment, like the Eurovision Song Contest, which everyone used to watch and still does. The world is changing so quickly now and all I know is that if people could see how much fun the contestants have during the competition and what an amazing opportunity it gives you to travel to far-flung places and meet incredible contestants from so many other countries, it might be a much more popular event – and more girls would H want to take part. To see Lady Forsyth’s fashion and home accessories range, visit





he is known for her cool, quirky style on and off screen, but even the most die-hard Tilda Swinton fans would be forgiven for not recognising the chameleon-like star in her new role as an over-thetop, mean-spirited magazine editor in comedy Trainwreck. Normally fresh-faced Tilda (left) sports a Hollywood tan, smoky-eye make-up and honey-blonde Chelsea blowdry in the movie (above). “I’m delighted to say that I’m unrecognisable,” the 54-year-old British Oscarwinner recently joked. “I don’t know whether one would really want to be recognisable in this role.”



ame Helen Mirren has been in countless pictures and she was dressed in one last week as she picked up an award in Italy sporting a Dolce & Gabbana satin gown decorated with child’s drawings. Dame Helen’s outfit drew widespread praise as she received the Luchino Visconti

Award at a film festival in Ischia last week ahead of her 70th birthday on 26 July. “I used to worry a lot more about my looks than I do now – when you’re young and beautiful, you’re paranoid and miserable. The great advantage of getting older is that you let go of certain things,” she said recently.





t seems finding love is no longer a Mission: Impossible for action hero Tom Cruise, with rumours growing that the 53-year-old is about to propose to his 22-year-old British assistant, Emily Thomas. Photographed with Tom on a film set in Georgia in the US recently (top), Emily bears an uncanny resemblance to Tom’s exwife Katie Holmes (right). The pair are said to have

begun dating at the end of 2014 after she was hired to work with him on the set of the fifth Mission: Impossible film, Rogue Nation. A s m i l i n g To m w a s i n Vienna for the film’s premiere last week (above) just days before the London opening. “Tom has fallen head over heels for Emily, and she feels the same way. There’s even buzz in his inner circle that he might propose,” a source said last week.







oved-up newlyweds Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher appeared together for the first time since heading off on a caravan honeymoon around the Califor nia coast after their spectacular wedding party over the Fourth of July weekend. At what seemed to be a postwedding party at the Hotel Bel-Air in LA, the pair were spotted

(above) waiting for their car with a big pile of gifts beside them. Mila, 31, added height to her tiny frame with a pair of casual ribbon-tie wedge sandals, but her husband, 37, still towered over her. It’s thought the couple may have wed in secret just before their official wedding celebration – at a private venue fittingly dubbed “Camp KuKu”.



nox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt last week celebrated turning seven in a novel way with a trip to the Los Angeles bookshop Barnes & Noble with their mum Angelina (above). And to show that a birthday is snow joke, the twins’ 40-year-old mum and dad Brad Pitt, 51, then got their skates on to whisk them off with siblings Maddox, 13, Pax,

11, Zahara, ten, and nine-yearold Shiloh, plus pals, for an afternoon at an ice rink. “Knox and Viv were bundled up with snow hats and mittens,” an eye witness told US Weekly. “They were really excited about it.” Meanwhile, Maddox seems to be following in his parents’ footsteps, working alongside his mum on a film set in Cambodia.



old St George vanquishes a fearsome B dragon to the right royal approval of two very special guests. The Prince of Wales, who is known as the Duke of Cornwall when in the South West, and his wife the Duchess were the rapt audience as the pupils of St Agnes primary school on the Isles of Scilly performed the traditional story, all part of the royal couple’s official annual summer visit to the Duchy of Cornwall. It was a fun-filled, three-day interlude for the royal couple, though with serious themes of supporting tourism, local communities and the environment. Prince Charles and Camilla began their visit with a stroll through the pretty village of Padstow, the Duchess carrying a bag of the local delicacy – Cornish clotted cream fudge – and looking like any other holidaymaker.

Prince Charles is shown the ropes on a visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. On their last day in Cornwall, Charles and Camilla meet Sally the Starfish and Larry the Lobster on Fistral Beach (right and far right) The Prince of Wales and Camilla go on a walkabout in Padstow. The couple were visiting the fishing port last week 56 while on their annual summer visit to Cornwall, of which they are the Duke and Duchess

BIRTHDAY BOY But there would have been another George on the couple’s minds last week – Charles’s grandson Prince George, who was celebrating his second birthday as they spent their final day in Cornwall, in the seaside town of Newquay. With Atlantic rollers crashing on the surfers’ paradise of Fistral Beach, the Duke and Duchess

were greeted by cartoon costume characters Sally the Starfish and Larry the Lobster, who were highlighting marine litter, particularly the microplastics that can pollute the sea through everyday use of cosmetics and cleaning products. The beach stop was for an Ocean Plastics Awareness Day event hosted by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) – of which the Prince of Wales is president – together with Surfers Against Sewage and Clean Cornwall. Praising the Duke for helping to raise awareness of the problem, MCS’s Sam Fanshawe said: “As president of the Marine Conservation Society, the Prince of Wales has shown unstinting support for the volunteer effort to clean up our seas and beaches and encourage industry sectors to H support a circular economy.” REPORT: SALLY MORGAN


Later, the pair visited the lush green Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell, where the Duke showed his adventurous side by negotiating a rope bridge in his smart suit and polished brogues. On day two, the royals headed to the islands of St Mary’s and St Agnes in the Isles of Scilly, where, among other things, they came face to face with the wildlife – a stall of crustaceans at an island fair – and were treated to the vibrant performance of St George and the Dragon.

The Duke and Duchess are entertained on St Agnes, the furthest-flung of Scilly’s inhabited islands, by the pupils of St Agnes primary school, who performed St George and the Dragon (above left). Earlier, Charles makes friends with sixmonth-old Richard Baskett on St Mary’s (above)


All smiles for his second birthday

HRH Prince George of Cambridge


‘The photograph captures a very happy moment on what was a special day for the Duke and Duchess and their family’ eaming with happiness as he peers into the B camera lens, his eyes twinkling with curiosity, our special centrefold shows Prince

“Little monkey” George’s character shines though in Mario Testino’s portrait (previous pages), as does his inquisitive nature, also seen here as he peers into his little sister Princess Charlotte’s pram at her christening

PRINCE’S PARTY PIECE George’s birthday on Wednesday last week began with a large delivery of cards and presents to Anmer. In the afternoon his parents hosted a party for him, attended by a number of his little playmates and several family members, including his greatgrandfather the Duke of Edinburgh, his grandparents Michael and Carole Middleton and his aunt Pippa Middleton. Sadly, the Queen was absent, as were the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who were on the final day of their annual official summer visit to Cornwall, and George’s uncle Prince Harry, who is in southern Africa until the autumn, working on front-line conservation projects. George’s doting father Prince William had scheduled a day off from his new job as a helicopter pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance service to take part in the fun and games. Although it is understood that the Duchess of Cambridge planned the party, her mother Carole, who owns an online party supplies company with Michael, would certainly have lent a helping hand. While the family celebrated in Norfolk, the royal birthday was also marked in London with a peal of bells at Westminster Abbey and the Band of the Grenadier Guards playing Happy Birthday during the Changing of the H Guard at Buckingham Palace. REPORT: LAURA BENJAMIN


George on the cusp of turning two. The “little monkey”, as his father the Duke of Cambridge calls him, shows off a full set of baby teeth in a wicked grin in the adorable photo, released to mark the Prince’s second birthday last week. Taken by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino on the day of Princess Charlotte’s christening earlier this month, the third in line to the throne shows the world his gorgeous honey blond hair and just how he is growing into a cheeky, fun-loving boy, horsing around for the camera in the grounds of the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where his parents have a country home, Anmer Hall. “This photograph captures a very happy moment on what was a special day for the Duke and Duchess and their family,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said. “They are very pleased to share this picture as they celebrate Prince George’s second birthday.”




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ATTRACTS A BEVY OF GLAMOROUS BEAUTIES TO HIS RIVIERA GALA n the surface at least, it looked O like the ultimate glamorous celebrity event.



But behind the fabulous façade, L e o n a r d o D i C a p r i o ’s l a v i s h fundraiser had a serious message. The Hollywood superstar’s second annual event, held in St Tropez in the South of France in aid of his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation last week, raised an impressive $40million (£26million) to help save the environment. Featuring a live auction of moneycan’t-buy items donated by generous celebrities including Sir Elton John

and Harvey Weinstein, the night attracted stars such as Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Dame Joan Collins, Sarah, Duchess of York, Marion Cotillard, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton and Sylvester Stallone. Prince Albert of Monaco also attended the bash, held at the picturesque Domaine Bertaud Belieu vineyard, as did models Irina Shayk, Heidi Klum, Petra Nemcova and Leonardo’s girlfriend Kelly Rohrbach. The 40-year-old Titanic actor recently donated $15million of

‘I’m proud to be part of a night that will help protect the planet’ Leonardo

Man of the night Leonardo is supported by his friend and fellow Hollywood star Orlando Bloom (above) and his model girlfriend Kelly Rohrbach, stunning in a Roberto Cavalli gown (far left)

Sarah, Duchess of York, elegant in emerald, with TV host Carolina Parsons, dazzling in a silk organza creation with petal ruffles by Ralph & Russo Couture. Model guests (left, from far left) Natasha Poly, Emily Senko, Lara Lieto with a pal, Irina Shayk and Valentina Zelyaeva

(Clockwise from left) Irina turns heads in a Versace nude gown; Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Stam wear sheer Francesco Scognamiglio designs; Chrissy Teigen with husband John Legend, who sang a duet with Sir Elton John; and Sarah with her companion Manuel Fernandez his own fortune to environmental causes, and it’s clear that the issues are very close to his heart. In an impassioned speech, he spoke about the charity and the various species it works to protect. “ To n i g h t ’s e v e n t i s a b o u t supporting LDF’s efforts to protect key species like the tiger, rhino, shark and mountain gorilla by working with governments to conserve the jungles, coral reefs and forests they call home,” Leonardo told guests. “By focusing on protecting these critically endangered iconic species, it is almost like setting up a worldwide network of Noah’s Arks. We have


decimated our forests and wildlands, polluted and over-fished our rivers and oceans; all the key ecosystems that not only serve as a home to our planet’s biodiversity, but also make life here for us possible. I’m incredibly proud to be part of a night that will allow us to do so much to protect the planet.” The VIP guests took the chance to bid for a number of spectacular lots at the auction. These included a Rolex watch and pieces of art by Banksy and Andy Warhol from the Wolf of Wall Street star’s personal collection – together these raised $2million – and two private concerts from Sir Elton John, which sold for

Behind the fabulous façade, Leonardo’s fundraiser had a serious message

$3million. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s offer of invitations to be his guest at a number of exclusive events, including the Oscars, was snapped up for $1.1million. Prince Albert offered the chance of accompanying a winning bidder to a series of unique events including an Arctic expedition, which sold for $1.6million, and private diving in Monaco’s Larvotto Marine Reserve, which raised $400,000. Tom Barrack, a billionaire investor, bid a whopping $11million to win an estate home on Leonardo’s island Blackadore Caye off Belize, which has been billed as the world’s greenest resort island. LEGENDS IN THE LIMELIGHT Sir Elton, who at one point joined the host on stage, gave a surprise performance, singing a selection of his greatest hits. John Legend – who

attended with his supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen – also performed a set, which included a duet with Sir Elton, who later complimented the Ordinary People singer in an Instagram post: “Such a honour to share the stage with the incredibly talented John Legend. And a joy to raise money to help save our planet for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. @johnlegend @leonardodicapriofoundation @ejaf #ShareTheLove.” After dinner, supermodel Naomi Campbell was seen chatting to Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton, who also posed for a photograph with Rocky star Sylvester Stallone. Last year’s Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala, which was also held in St Tropez, raised H $25million. REPORT: LAURA BENJAMIN


Leonardo with Prince Albert of Monaco (above), who, with Sir Elton John (below), raised millions of dollars for the actor’s charity. Also there are Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton and Naomi Campbell (right)

Glamour girls: Nina Dobrev, stunning in a white and gold creation by Reem Acra, with fellow actress Kate Hudson in a daring black lace sequin gown by Julien Macdonald


LISA HITS THE DECK fter getting up in the A small hours to present radio station Capital’s long-

running weekday breakfast show, who can blame Lisa Snowdon for making the most of the opportunity to take things a bit easy? The 43-year-old presenter was soaking up the sun on Ibiza last week, basking on the deck of a luxury yacht in an eye-catching black crocheted swimming costume from BCBGMaxazria. Lisa kicked off her holiday by recharging her batteries at a yoga retreat and, sharing her experience with followers on her social media pages, she certainly seemed to be reaping the benefits. “Feeling so peaceful and content today,” wrote the former model, who once dated George Clooney. “I am exactly where I should be and need to be in my life.” She also posted a series of snaps of the super healthy breakfasts she was enjoying. But it wasn’t all discipline, downward facing dog and quiet reflection. Posting a photo of her and a friend sharing a jug of white sangria, Lisa joked: “We are definitely leading this yoga group astray!”



THE JET-SETTING CELEBRITIES IN PERFECT SHAPE THIS SUMMER DOUTZEN IS THE ISLAND QUEEN he’s one of the highest paid S supermodels in the world and it’s not hard to see why. Frolicking on the


shore in Ibiza last week, Dutch catwalk queen Doutzen Kroes displayed the impressively toned figure that’s helped her secure lucrative deals with a host of top brands. The 30-year-old former Victoria’s Secret Angel was spending quality time in the Balearics with her husband of four years, DJ Sunnery James, 36, who has been working the decks in the island’s superclubs. The couple, who have homes in New York and Amsterdam, welcomed

their second child, daughter Myllena Mae, a sister for four-year-old son Phyllon, a year ago this week. Doutzen credited a workout regime called Baby Ballet for helping her keep in shape throughout her pregnancies. “I realise I’m in a privileged position because it’s my job to look this way and go to the gym,” she once said. “I’ve worked out my whole life. I was always biking to school, doing sports, so I have good muscle memory. “But my stomach has never been my problem area – that’s just a little bit of luck.”

HEIDI FLOATS HER BOAT erman supermodel Heidi Klum opted for G a surprisingly low-key form of transport during her St Tropez holiday last week. The


42-year-old mum of four made a splash off the coast of France with her art-dealer boyfriend Vito Schnabel. As well as indulging in a little romance – cuddling up as they looked out over the waves – the couple kept their fitness levels going by rowing an inflatable kayak together, while Vito,

28, took a turn at wakeboarding as his girlfriend of one year watched. She later posted footage of her boyfriend in action on her Instagram page, as well as a shot of herself in a bikini with her arms stretched out wide. “Good Morning sunshine,” she wrote alongside it. They also made time for some more snuggling, lounging around together on board Leonardo DiCaprio’s yacht after lunch with the actor.


IRINA IS WHITE HOT IN ITALY ussian model Irina Shayk certainly R looked beach ready while on holiday in Italy last week. Wearing a large sunhat to

TAMARA BATS THE BREEZE amara Ecclestone made the most T of her time on holiday last week and indulged in a game of beach


tennis with her husband Jay Rutland as they visited the Greek island of Mykonos with their one-year-old daughter Sophia. Wearing a straw hat and in a blue bikini top and contrasting shorts, Tamara, 31, looked better than ever as she relaxed in the sunshine. In an interview earlier this year, she said she had put her partying days behind her: “I feel like I’ve been there and done that with the partying side of it so I’m happy to experience [life] in a more chilled way.” To prove it, she posted several snaps of her getaway online, writing next to one of her little family: “Had the best holiday in H Mykonos with my loves.” REPORTS: BELINDA ROBEY AND LAURA BENJAMIN


shield her face (left), the 29-year-old beauty made the most of the sunshine in a white bikini, no doubt topping up her tan for Leonardo DiCaprio’s star-studded charity fundraiser later in the week. There was no sign of Irina’s Hollywood actor boyfriend Bradley Cooper, 40, who is treading the boards in the West End production of The Elephant Man. The couple, who are determined to keep their romance low profile, not talking about each other and never walking the red carpet together, have been dating for the past three months, with Irina making regular trips to London to see her beau, and friends say they are made for each other. “They couldn’t be happier with how their relationship is progressing,” a source told a US website. “Things are really heating up and they are growing very, very close while getting to know each other. “Everyone that is close to the couple really thinks this is it for the two of them.”




TRAILBLAZING COMEDIAN AMY SCHUMER AND THE TEAM WHO BROUGHT YOU BRIDESMAIDS ARE ON TRACK FOR A GREAT SUMMER HIT – AND YOU CAN SEE IT FIRST AND FOR FREE Magazine writer Amy (Amy Schumer) has grown up believing monogamy is for losers and has pursued a series of uninhibited, nostrings affairs free of boring romance. She’s a caustically funny one-off with a riotous love life – which is actually starting to feel like a rut. And then Amy is sent to interview successful, charmingly nerdy sports doctor Aaron Connors (Bill Hader) and discovers to her surprise that she really likes him. She finds herself falling in love for the first time and begins to wonder if other grown-ups, including the decent, patient Aaron, who seems to really like her, might be on to something. With a cracklingly funny script, Trainwreck co-stars Brie Larson, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James and is directed



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ixie Lott was a picture of elegance in her figure-hugging black dress as she strolled around an exhibition of one of the world’s most stylish women, Audrey Hepburn. And the singer’s smart appearance showed why she is the perfect choice to play the role immortalised by the legendary actress on the silver screen – the elusive goodtime girl Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “I absolutely love Holly’s style and free spirit,” said the 24-year-old, who is to make her theatrical debut in London’s West End next year in a stage version of the classic film. “She has always been an icon to me and I can’t wait to bring my own personality to the role.” The exhibition, at the National Po rtrait G a l l e r y in Lo n d o n , celebrates Audrey’s life with images taken by leading photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson and Terry O’Neill. Pixie, who studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre before going on to become an awardwinning singer, with hits such as chart-topper Mama Do, and appear on Strictly Come Dancing last year, will

begin playing Holly on stage next spring when the show tours the UK before a three-month summer run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s – based on Truman Capote’s novella – is set in New York in 1943 and will feature memorable songs from the era. The action centres on the vivacious Holly, who wins the hearts of a playboy millionaire, the future President of Brazil and a young writer. Off-stage, Pixie’s own love life is blooming. She has been dating model Oliver Cheshire for five years and the day before popping in to see the Audrey Hepburn Portraits Of An Icon exhibition, was reunited with her 27-year-old leading man at the Ivy Garden restaurant in London, following a stint in the recording studios in Los Angeles. “Alongside music, I’ve always wanted to be in a play,” Pixie has said of her impending role. “And getting the opportunity to be in one of my all-time favourites and play this fabulous character is a H dream come true.”

‘I love Holly’s style and free spirit. She has always been an icon to me’



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ance star Brendan Cole sounds like he is smitten with his latest professional partner. “We trained t o g e t h e r f o r six w e e k s a n d sh e ’s beautiful,” he smiles. But the Strictly Come Dancing favourite’s model wife Zoe (right, with Brendan) needn’t worry: the new object of his affection is a sheepdog. Brendan has been paired with border collie Hoggy for ITV show Flockstars. A kind of celebrity One Man and his Dog, the series rounds up eight famous faces, including Tony Blackburn and Amanda Lamb, who must learn how to herd sheep, ducks and geese. “It’s not your normal TV show, that’s for sure,” says Brendan. “But I’m fairly competitive and always like a challenge. And it was nice to be on the other side of things, taking instructions, rather than giving them all the time.” Brendan, who lives in Buckinghamshire with Zoe and their two year-old daughter Aurelia, is referring to his role on Strictly. He has been with the hit show (left, with

Lott of style: Pixie can’t wait to put her own stamp on Audrey Hepburn’s iconic portrayal of Holly Golightly

Sophie Ellis-Bextor in 2013) since day one and at 39 shows no signs of slowing down – largely thanks to his wife, who runs her own website about holistic health and nutrition and helps keep him in shape. “She’s a massive influence in my life, whether it be helping with my shows, looking after our daughter when I’m not there or trying to keep me as healthy as she can,” he says. “I’m really proud of her.” Flockstars will give TV audiences the chance to see a more relaxed side to Brendan, but he has no plans to hang up his dancing shoes. “To not be in Strictly would be very strange,” he says. “It will happen one day, whether I say, ‘I’m done now,’ or the BBC says, ‘We think you’re done now.’ But I’m excited about the new series.” And who is his dream partner? “Hoggy,” he laughs. “ Wo r k i n g w i t h a supermodel dog was a real bonus. She was absolutely delightful and the prettiest dog on the show.” H Flockstars starts on ITV on Thursday 30 July at 8.30pm

One man and his dog: Brendan with his Flockstars co-star, border collie Hoggy




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SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME With a rhino reportedly slaughtered every six hours in Africa, desperate action is needed to ensure the future of these extraordinary and endangered creatures. Step forward Dr Paul O’ Donoghue, acclaimed conservationist and lecturer at the University of

Cheshire, who’s developed the Protect Rapid system, where spy cameras and satellite tracking devices are implanted into rhino horns (left) to protect against poachers. If the worst happens, an alarm is triggered and wardens can rush to the scene, using the camera footage to help secure convictions.



HERD BUT NOT SEEN Wandering the jagged, arid mountains of Ladakh, India, this group of bharal blue sheep are oblivious to the predator lurking behind the rocks just feet above them. Look closely and you can pick him out : the rare and highly elusive snow leopard (right), perfectly hidden amid

the stones and dry grass. “They camouflage themselves so well in their landscape that they can turn their back on you and literally disappear,� said Australian wildlife photographer Inger Vandyke, who spent 17 days tracking the leopards through the Himalayas with the help of the Ladakhi people.



‘Anything concerning my children or grandchildren excites me,’ the Countess says of Beatrice’s wedding this weekend

Former model Marta is a member of Italy’s famous Marzotto dynasty, whose textile empire is linked to fashion brands from Hugo Boss to Valentino. She’s also the grandmother of Pierre Casiraghi’s bride Beatrice (together, left). A tireless globet r o t t e r, t h e Countess has several glamorous homes


‘Beatrice is the apple of my eye… I was there for key moments of her life’



Marta gives us a tour of her newest home, which is in the centre of Milan, a city she describes as “Italy’s true capital. Milan is beautiful. It has a great artistic and cultural heritage. It’s charming and very cosmopolitan.” The extremely colourful house features collections of her legendary bags, shoes, hats and jewellery, such as this typically unusual bracelet (right)

‘It wasn’t necessary for me to give Beatrice advice on her wedding dress. Anyway, I like surprises’

talian Countess Marta Marzotto is famous in cultured and artistic Icircles for her wit, flair and joie de

You live right in the city centre… “Yes and I love it. I am right beside the Poldi Pezzoli museum. Just as men have their bachelor pads, I have invented my female version, small and chaotic and worthy of a true nomad.” Can you tell us about the decor? “For now, it’s just as you find it. I haven’t had time to decorate. “I live like a nomad. I moved house because my previous place grew too small for me.” The key to your decor is combining different styles. “Yes. Anything I like becomes part of the collection and therefore part of the chaos.” Can you describe the fascinating world you move in?

“I would need an entire series of hello! magazines to do so – a chapter a week over years.” How do you keep so energetic? “By saying yes to everyone, with never a thought for myself.” You have led a very full and intense life. What have been the highlights? “I look mostly to the future and only occasionally back at the past. What I remember and what I see around me inspires me to try to be a better person, more active, and to feel almost indispensable.” Do you still crave new experiences? “Absolutely. You don’t stop learning until you die.” You’re not a big fan of schedules and plans, is that right?

vivre. A style icon, society hostess, former top model and designer, she embodies all the savoir-faire and glamour of the Marzotto dynasty, whose textile empire is linked to brands from Hugo Boss to Valentino. She’s also the grandmother of Pierre Casiraghi’s aristocratic bride Beatrice Borromeo, who will walk down the aisle on the Borromean Islands this weekend. Describing the beautiful bride as “the apple of my eye”, the globetrotting Countess gives us a glimpse of their beguiling family world as she opens the doors to her colourful new Milan home

and shares her irresistible take on living life to the full. Countess, can you tell us why you chose this house? “The house where I entertain is in Rome but I live and work in Milan. I chose this city a few years ago and consider it to be Italy’s true capital. Milan is beautiful. It has a great artistic and cultural heritage. It’s charming, it’s very cosmopolitan and it has global vision with an eye on the future. “Everyone who has made our country great is from the North. It attracts a lot of foreign investment, which has helped to make it even more spectacular, with roof-top gardens and five star hotels.”


‘I keep energetic by saying yes to everyone, with never a thought for myself’


The Countess’s bedroom (above right and right) features a number of portraits of herself in her younger days. In her dressing room (above) an array of shoes in a rainbow of colours line up neatly to be teamed with her signature custom-made kaftans. “They are very pretty and colourful and very comfortable,” she says of her preferred attire. “You don’t have to worry about getting fat”

“Because more exciting things tend to turn up than were originally on the programme.” Do you constantly reinvent yourself? “Continually, yes.” Having once been a successful model, how do you think the job is different these days? “Globalisation has changed it. Now the girls are all the same and all very pretty. The Second World War had just finished when I started modelling. We’d survived the bombings and the destruction of our country. We wanted to rebuild the world. “All of our efforts were worthwhile and luckily there weren’t any unions so we could work nonstop.” You’re a tireless globetrotter. Have you never thought of slowing down? “I feel the need to retire on a daily basis but it’s just not the way I live my life.” What does family mean to you? “For family, I am prepared to kill.” You must be proud of yours and of how close you are? “I am proud, though I’d like us to be closer.” Yo u m u s t b e e x c i t e d b y y o u r granddaughter’s wedding? “Anything that concerns my children or grandchildren excites me and makes me feel personally involved. I’m always there for all of them. “And I lived with Beatrice and her sister Isabella, so I was around for key moments in their lives. “Of course, now I also have greatgrandchildren to spoil. They smile at me and feel safe in my arms.”

‘I am particularly proud of the recognition I received for my kaftans from a prestigious magazine, which defined me as the most elegant evergreen in the world’


‘Now I have greatgrandchildren to spoil. They smile at me and feel safe in my arms’ Have you been asked for advice on Beatrice’s wedding dress, given you are a fashion expert? “It wasn’t necessary and anyway, I like surprises.” Are you very close to Beatrice? “She’s the apple of my eye.” How does it feel to know you are admired around the world? “Being a Pisces, one of my fish is overwhelmed by it while the other’s selfconfidence just grows and grows.” Elegant kaftans, velvets and silks are prominent features of your wardrobe. Is that what you feel most comfortable in? “They are very pretty and colourful and very comfortable. You don’t have to worry about getting fat. “I am particularly proud of the recognition I received for my kaftans from a prestigious American magazine, which defined me as the most elegant evergreen in the world. A friend brought the article back from the States with her and showed it to me. I was really surprised.” What will we find in the memoirs you are writing? “The story of Italy as seen through the eyes of a child who is now almost a hundred years old.” Why did you decide to write them? “First of all because a lot of people encouraged me to. And second, in response to the criticism of a few.” One of the most impressive things about you is that you have never made any attempt to hide your humble beginnings… “I am so proud of them that I have subtitled my book ‘Thank heavens I H was born poor!’” INTERVIEW: TCH PHOTOS: RICHARD LABOUGLE CO-ORDINATION: NATY ABASCAL


‘I’m so proud of my humble background that the subtitle of my autobiography will be “Thank heavens I was born poor!”’

Marta’s extravagant style and vibrant personality have won her friends and admirers all over the world. Her eclectic taste is seen in her summery floppy sun hat with floral detail (top left) and the corner of her Milan apartment (left), where a collection of fur hats adds to the mix. “Anything I like becomes part of the collection and therefore part of the chaos,” she says. The dining room table (left) and the coffee table in this picture have matching decoration using favourite images


Harry WentworthStanley and his sister Louisa

Loving cup: the Marchioness of Milford Haven

Hart-felt appreciation: Stefanie Powers

Diary of the Week

Jack and Tabby Taylor horse around

Co-ordinated by Sophia Beddow Photos by Dominic O’Neill


high society crowd trotted along to Cowdray A Park’s polo ground for this year’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup. The VIP guests were entertained by the

luxury watch company while Viscount Cowdray hosted a picnic for family and friends in his private box. Following lunch, a thrilling final saw King Power Foxes take on UAE and emerge 14-8 winners. Count Sascha von Bismarck, the Hon. Catrina Pearson and Alexander Cordle were among those on the guest list. Columbus O’Donnell and Islay Stopford Sackville


Snap happy: Photographer Astrid Muñoz

Hosts Viscount and Viscountess Cowdray

Giorgina Atkinson-Reed and Francis Hutley

Mum’s the word for actress Camilla Rutherford

Two for tea: Yasmin Mills and Lilly Becker Twice the fun: Maddie and Lauren Mills

Lisa Snowdon toasts the night with Meg Mathews

Website founder Anna GraceDavidson


ashionable London ladies headed to Mayfair F restaurant Sketch to celebrate the launch of health, beauty and wellbeing website graceguru. net. Guests, who included Daisy de Villeneuve and Brix Smith-Smart, enjoyed high tea complete with macaroons and traditional finger sandwiches and were treated to champagne and cocktails alongside non-alcoholic smoothies. The highlight of the afternoon was goody bags packed with organic beauty products and tasty snacks. Diamond duo: Alex Meyers and Tiffany’s Fred Goetzen

Model and fashion blogger Ella Catliff

Sisterly love: Lady Violet and Lady Alice Manners

Flower power: Poppy Delevingne in Valentino


ondon’s Old Selfridges Hotel was the venue for L an exclusive party to unveil the interactive installation Fifth & 57th, celebrating the opening of the new Tiffany & Co. boutique in Selfridges. The 300 guests – among them Zara Martin, Sarah Ann Macklin and Selfridges owners Galen and Hilary Weston – drank cocktails as they listened to jazz singer Lana Shelley. The installation featured scenes from New York as well as a recreation of the iconic Tiffany window from its flagship store.





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Gigi Hadid

White out: Gigi Hadid takes a fresh approach in New York

looked white hot as she took a stroll around the Big Apple with her musician beau Joe Jonas last week. The American model kept her cool in an ASOS knitted midi tank dress (£35 from, which she cinched at the waist with a knotted brown belt. A Michael Kors small Casey satchel, K. Jacques snake-embossed leather T-strap sandals and Dita Heartbreaker sunglasses topped off her summer-in-the-city style. 1. Sleeveless knit dress, £251.38, Theory from 2. Modern Love sunglasses, £30, Quay from 3. Small tote bag, £10.49 (was £34.99), Mango; visit 4. Tan boyfriend knot belt, £3.99, New Look; visit 5. Olivia snake print sandal, £35 (was £49.50), Hush; visit

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Working to Singer, TV presenter, wife and busy mum – The Saturdays star Rochelle Humes tells HELLO! how she has created her latest fashion designs to cover her many different roles throughout the day 86

Embellished maxi dress, £79

As a member of The Saturdays, co-presenter of this year’s The Xtra Factor and mum to daughter Alaia-Mai, two, Rochelle Humes faces the dilemma of what to wear to suit each of her roles. To help her – and all multitasking women – she has again teamed up with to create a wardrobe that will take her from summer to autumn. Here, she tells hello! about her style inspirations, the key to looking good on the red carpet and asking husband Marvin for his fashion thoughts… Congratulations on your new collection. Which are your favourite pieces from it? “I’m obsessed with the series Scandal so I really wanted to design a white power suit like the one Kerry Washington [who plays Olivia Pope] wears in it. I love it and am so proud of it. Plus it is versatile – you can wear it together or as separates.”

Whose look do you admire? Who would you most like to see wearing your clothes? “Blake Lively always looks fantastic and Eva Mendes.” Who are your fashion heroines? “For this collection it was Farrah Fawcett, Bianca Jagger and Stevie Nicks.” What is your essential piece in a pre-fall wardrobe? “A jumpsuit or a playsuit. You can layer these up when it’s colder and wear a roll-neck or a little vest underneath.” What essential piece do you need to take you from summer to autumn? “My suede skirt from my collection. In summer you can wear it with bare legs and strappy sandals; for autumn you can team it with a roll-neck and knee-high boots.”   What’s your idea of a great autumn wardrobe? “I’m quite classic, so I always have staples like great boots, a great coat, a jumpsuit I can style up and of course an LBD.”

How do you choose your look for an event? “I have so much fun getting ready for the red carpet – it’s one of my favourite things to do. Me and my stylist love to get lots of preparation time in and pick things we love. We love to design dresses and if we get to work with designers who give us free rein, it’s even more fun.” What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken with your look? “The Zeynep Kartal dress I wore to the Baftas. It was a very different look for me, but I loved it.”   Is there anything in your wardrobe you couldn’t let go? “I have the dress that I wore on mine and Marvin’s first date, which I know I will never wear again but it has sentimental value.” Marvin is a stylish guy. Do you run fashion ideas past him? “I do show him lots of pictures and colour ideas . He sort of just says he likes everything, but I think that’s more for a quiet life so I don’t tend to run to him for ideas. I tend to show my friends more.”   Does Alaia-Mai have a favourite look? “She loves dressing herself. Right now she loves to have bows in her hair.” • Rochelle Humes’s Pre-Fall collection is available now at Prices start at £20.


What were your influences for this collection and why did you design with late summer and autumn in mind? “I took my inspiration from the 1970s trend coming off the catwalks. It’s my take on the boho trend for pre-fall.” How would you describe your fashion sense? “A classic, feminine style. I love feminine shapes, pencil shapes, things that flatter – I like sexy dresses.”

Denim jacket, £32; flared jeans, £29 (available from August), all outfits Rochelle Humes for






Suki Waterhouse (left) gives us a sneak preview of the Coach A/W15 collection in this floral dress, while Kendall Jenner (below) buttons up in a $96 dress by Big Basiq


Dream Catcher overlay dress, £70, Topshop; visit

Kylie Minogue is white on trend in Dolce & Gabbana

Denim shirt dress, £48, Atterley; visit


Jacquard safari shirt dress, £180, Karen Millen; visit

Chloé S/S15


Macramé lace midi dress, £320, SelfPortrait; visit

Broderie double layer maxi dress, £58.50 (was £65), Dorothy Perkins; visit

Pure cotton mixed cutwork tunic dress, £39.60 (was £49.50), Marks & Spencer; visit

Cobalt tencel shirt dress, £75, French Connection; visit Striped tunic with belt, £29.99, Zara; visit



Feeling fruity: Jessica Alba (right) wears a pineapple-print maxi dress by Endless Summer

Chloé shirtdress, £45, Oasis; visit

Woodblock print maxi dress, £23.60 (was £29.50), Marks & Spencer; visit

Michelle Williams (far left) is retro in Louis Vuitton, while Rihanna (above) rocks Dior denim

Logo bar-detail maxi dress, £175, MICHAEL Michael Kors, from

Denim dress, £19.99 (was £39.99), Zara; visit

Embossed flower gown, £39.99, Mango; visit

Springfield flower maxi dress, £250, French Connection; visit Katie Holmes goes with the flow in Diane Von Furstenberg

Denim V-neck tunic, £45, Oliver Bonas; visit

Dress, £235, See by Chloé, from


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rsonal e p n w o r u o y te Crea ra look with Pando

For Tess Daly, style isn’t strictly about having the right clothes or the most fashionable hairstyle; it’s about celebrating your individuality and personal taste. That’s why the TV presenter and model is the new UK ambassador for PANDORA, the jewellery that allows you to mix and match pieces to suit you. And now it’s easier than ever to create your own personal look with PANDORA rings. Buy just two rings between 29 July and 2 August and PANDORA will treat you to a third.

Tess Daly wears Pandora14ct Gold and Sterling Silver Stacking Rings, from £45


This week’s obsession


When the weather gets warm and balmy, my mind always turns to lace dresses, cloudy lemonade and laid-back retro style. This summer I am lusting after an old-fashioned swing seat that I can set up at the back of my garden and create a little vintage oasis on which I can curl up and read a book or serve afternoon tea. This one from Odd would be absolutely perfect.

Old Rocker, from £2,985, Odd; visit



Style Edit

By Donna Air

Paul & Joe Cat Protective Pressed Powder, £28, from

QUICK FIX This gorgeous limited-edition powder compact with kitten packaging is the perfect retro-style make-up addition to your summer clutch and would also make a lovely gift.

Daria round sunglasses, £75, Whistles; visit

SAVE v SPLURGE The trend for smoky acetate sunglasses is still going strong and this shade of blue is really wearable, adding a fresh finish to cotton whites and denim outfits. If you can’t stretch to a designer version, these Whistles ones are great.

Our contributing style editor invites us into her fashionable world and shares her latest tries and must-buys for summer


OF THE WEEK How have I never discovered Go Ape before? It’s the perfect day out for mini Tarzans and Janes. Go Ape has 28 locations offering tree-top forest adventures – I went to the West Berkshire branch with my daughter and her friends. Visit



This is the perfect time of year to eat lots of delicious healthy salads. I’m always looking for new ideas, so Abel & Cole’s new Super Salad Box delivery is fantastic. Each comes with inspiring recipe ideas for more unusual combinations. The Super Salad Box is delivered weekly and costs £19.50; visit

Note to Self

LA label For Love & Lemons is one of those brands that is made for summer. I particularly love its semi-sheer maxi dresses, which look great worn with a slip or over a bikini. Definitely on my holiday shopping list. Desert Nights maxi dress, $365 (around £235) plus p&p, For Love & Lemons; visit

Must stock up on Forever Aloe Vera Gel – you can use topically as an after-sun treatment, or add it to food and drinks to boost immunity – the perfect way to stay cool through the summer. For more top tips and fashion-forward info follow @donnaair on Twitter and @airdonna1 on Instagram




With so much conflicting advice, it’s little wonder that many of us find skincare confusing. We ask America’s “Cosmetics Cop” Paula Begoun to examine the evidence and bust a few myths

How many times have you picked up a skincare product

and wondered whether the promises made on the packaging and in the adverts are actually true? If you find creams, lotions, scrubs and serums confusing, you are not alone. But one woman has made it her mission to demystify skincare and separate the myths from the reality. Thirty years ago, fed up with trying – and failing – to find products that would treat her acne-prone, sensitive skin, Paula Begoun decided to take on the cosmetics industry and shine a spotlight on its claims. Three decades later, she is a consumer champion in the US, where she has been dubbed the “Cosmetics Cop”. A regular on TV programmes such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, she is also the bestselling author of a cosmetics shopping guide and has her own range of products, which are now available over here. Not afraid to tell it like it is, Paula is against skincare marketing, faddy trends and falsehoods and for products that work – and thanks to decades of research, she knows the difference between the two. What is more, her smooth, clear skin is proof that not only did she beat acne and gain control of her sensitivity, but she has anti-ageing skincare sussed, too. So who better to bust some commonly held skincare myths and to reveal the products she really rates?

Myth: Good skincare is better than Botox

“Ha! This one makes me smile. Of course skincare companies want you to believe that their products work better than or as well as Botox, lasers, fillers, chemical peels, even cosmetic surgery – but they don’t. That’s not to say that good skincare is not essential for healthy skin; it is. But never believe that a serum or cream or eye product can replace good cosmetic work. It’s up to you to choose if you want to go down the route of seeing an aesthetic doctor, but your first step to great skin should be great skincare.”

Myth: Miracle anti-ageing ingredients

“I don’t care if it’s sourced from the Amazon or the depths of the oceans, there is no single, magic, miracle ingredient in skincare that is anti-ageing. What works are tried-and-tested ingredients that have been proven to strengthen skin and increase cell turnover, and are beneficial for skin. Oh, and never fall for that ‘patented ingredient’ claim. Just because a company patents something, it does not mean it will work for your skin.”

Myth: Dry skin is thirsty skin

“No matter how much water you drink, it will not hydrate dry skin. Dry skin is caused by water loss, not a lack of water within the body. What dry skin needs is a product that rebuilds the

surface layers of the skin, to improve the barrier function so that water stays within the skin and does not transpire from the surface. Look for hyaluronic acid, lecithin, glycerine, non-scented plant oils and ceramides to do this.”

Myth: Natural is better

“Not only is natural not necessarily better, but the term ‘natural’, when used within beauty, is unregulated and can be applied to virtually anything with even the tiniest percentage of naturally sourced ingredients – like water, for example. Just because an ingredient comes from a plant or tree does not make it good for your skin; equally, something that comes from a lab is not necessarily bad for your skin. The same applies to the word ‘organic’ in beauty – it does not mean that a product is better for your skin.”

Myth: You must use eye cream

“Your eyes do not need a specialist product. Yes, the skin is thinner, but a serum or very lightweight unscented lotion is fine to use around your eyes. The only eye creams worth buying are those that also have pigments in them to act as concealers or light reflectors to disguise fine lines or dark circles. If you are going to buy an eye product, be sure that it has the antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients such as peptides that you would expect from a great serum. This is also true of neck and jaw products – just use your face product down to your body.”

Myth: You must use night cream

“The only difference between a daytime and nighttime moisturiser should be the addition of an SPF. You should be helping your skin to repair itself and regenerate every second of every 24 hours, so choose antioxidants, cell-communicating anti-agers and skin-identical moisturisers all through the day and night.”

Myth: Products that claim to be safe for sensitive skin always are

“This claim should be true of all skincare products, but it isn’t. All such products should be free from known skin irritants such as perfumes and fragrances, but they aren’t. I have sensitive skin and I know that the terms ‘hypoallergenic’, ‘ophthalmologist tested’ and ‘safe for sensitive skin’ are not regulated and do not necessarily mean a product won’t irritate your skin. I believe all skin should be treated as sensitive because irritation and inflammation are the main causes of skin ageing. If you have sensitive skin, avoid irritating ingredients such as all perfumes, harsh detergents, alcohol and all essential oils. As a general rule, look for products with fewer ingredients so there is less chance of reacting to them.”



Want products that live up to their claims? Here are Paula’s top tips. Just remember that not all products suit all skin types and check out her guide Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me (Beginning Press, £15.99) SPOT

1. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser, £11, from Boots 2. SkinCeuticals Simply Clean Cleanser, £21.50, visit 3. Clean & Clear Advantage Clear & Soothe Foaming Wash, £4.99, from Boots 4. Kiehl’s Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser, £15, visit

1. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+], £15.50, from Boots 2. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion, £18, visit 3. ProActiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator, £29.99, visit 4. Paula’s Choice Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment, £34, visit


1. DHC Renewing AHA Cream, £35, from 2. Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA, £29.50 3. Olay Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir Serum, £20.99, from Boots 4. Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Serum, £37, from

1. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules, £64, from Boots or visit elizabetharden. com 2. Paula’s Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Serum, £30 3. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, £50, visit 4. Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, £21.69, from Boots

1. Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex with SPF30, £25.50 2. Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Day Cream SPF25, £10.75, visit 3. Philosophy No Reason to Hide SPF20, £28, from Boots 4. MAC Studio Moisture Fix SPF15, £24.50, visit



Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil Spray, £28, from M&S Beauty. So light it can be used on your hair and even face, too

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Body Treatment, £49; visit sarahchapman. net. Truthfully works just as well during the day

No7 Pampering Dry Skin Oil Body Spray, £9.95, from Boots. A newgeneration, superlight, dry oil spray that takes seconds to sink in

Colbert MD Illumino Body Oil, £90, from Space NK, is the key to those glistening limbs at every Victoria’s Secret catwalk show


Reverence de Bastien Celeste Shimmer Dry Leg Oil, £49, from Light and nourishing, with cottonseed and sesame oils




Caudalie Divine Oil, £27, from Can be used on the body or hair, in the bath or as a massage oil

If you think of body oils as thick, greasy, unsophisticated formulations that will leave your skin sticky, not sexy, think again. The latest formulations are spray on, super lightweight and come with added antiageing benefits. In short, they’re absolutely perfect for summer skin. This Works Energy Bank Body Makeover, £32, from thisworks. com. Spray-on citrus-scented skin sheen body oil

Rahua Amazon Body Oil, £47, from Liberty and



Ultra Violet

If the sun has turned your hair brassy, the best way to recondition and recolour is with the latest purple-tinted shampoos, conditioners and mousses Redken Blonde Idol Custom-tone Violet Conditioner, £14.70, from

Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Hot Shots, £4.99 (was £7.49), from Boots. Four intensive tinted shampoo applications L’Oréal Professionnel Color Corrector Blondes cream, £12.49, from

Color Wow Brass Banned Correct & Perfect Mousse for Blonde Hair, £16.50; visit colorwowhair. com. A nonsticky, leave-in, pre-blow-dry mousse to tackle brassy hair


Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo, £8.96; visit

Bleach London Silver Conditioner, £4 (was £5), from Boots

Spending time in the sun, whether on holiday or at home, can leave your hair looking brassy. After UV exposure, your once beautiful balayage, heavenly highlights and even Brazilian straightened hair may take on an unattractive orange hue. But the good news is that you can restore your hair’s pre-holiday colour without a trip to the salon. The secret lies in the latest lilac-, purple- and gentian-tinted

Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo, £3.19, from Boots and Superdrug. The original antibrass shampoo – and still the most effective around

shampoos, conditioners and leave-in mousses and styling serums. The purple pigment will cancel out brassy tones and the simple rule is that the more intense the colour of the product, the quicker the results. If you have blonde, bronde, coloured or naturally silver hair, team a violet shampoo with a purple conditioner and finish with a gentian leave-in primer and you will banish brass in no time.






ENJOY A FANTASTIC MUSICAL NIGHT OUT AT ‘MEMPHIS’ Every night, audiences sing and dance their way out of Memphis, the Olivier Award-winning smash hit that’s taken the West End by storm. Voted by theatregoers as Best New Musical at the 2015 WhatsOnStage Awards, its explosive blend of electrifying music and breathtaking energy has made it the show everyone’s raving about. Join X Factor winner Matt Cardle as radio DJ Huey Calhoun, who dreams of changing the world, and club singer Felicia Farrell, played by queen of British soul Beverley Knight (above, with Matt), as they take their hip-shaking music from the underground clubs of Memphis to the kids across America. Featuring original songs by Grammy winner and Bon Jovi founder David Bryan, Memphis is a hilarious, moving and exhilarating tale of fame, forbidden love and incredible soul and rock’n’roll, all inspired by the events of 1950s Tennessee, where change was in the air and revolution was on the airwaves. ● For more information and to book tickets, visit


Or tel: 01858-438430 quoting LN1390. (From the US, call toll-free 1-866-812-2952; from the rest of the world, tel: +44 1858-438 430.) Lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

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Terms and conditions Discount offer and free gift applies to 12- and 24-month subscriptions (UK residents aged 18 and over) for print subscriptions only and is not available for digital subscriptions. Please allow 28 days for gift delivery. Subject to availability. HELLO! (or via its agents) and its business partners may contact you about new promotions, products and services. For quality training we may monitor communications. For queries about existing subscriptions or new orders, please email Existing subscribers can manage or renew their subscriptions online at help/hello. No refunds will be issued for subscriptions once free tickets have been issued. There are 100 pairs of tickets to Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, WC2H 8DP, to be claimed. Tickets are subject to availability and no cash alternative is available. Tickets are valid for the 7.30pm performances on the following dates: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 September 2015. Tickets are nontransferable and dates outside those listed above are not available as part of this offer. Subscribers will be contacted to choose their preferred date during the week commencing 10 August and will be contacted by email to confirm. Successful entrants are responsible for any extra charges incurred while redeeming the tickets; travel is not included. The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. For full schedule please visit


THE F WORD If fluoride has been proven to prevent tooth decay and loss, why are proposals to add it to our drinking water so controversial? We examine the evidence

Most of us brush with a fluoride

toothpaste to help strengthen our teeth and prevent decay, but what about the water we use to clean them with? About ten per cent of the population in England have tap water that is either naturally fluoridated or has had fluoride added to it (compared to 67 per cent in the US). There are those who believe this should be extended as a preventative measure and last year a recommendation by Public Health England for local councils to do just that reignited a decades-long debate. Many dentists welcome the move. “Adding fluoride to our drinking water could prevent thousands of children screaming and crying over the pain of tooth decay,” says Dr Uchenna Okoye, clinical director of London Smiling Dental Group. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral, but its presence in water differs from area to area. It’s good for oral health because it helps teeth to harden and mineralise, making them more resistant to the acids that result from the build-up of plaque and tartar. And the efficacy of fluoride in toothpastes, mouthwashes and rinses, as well as varnishes applied by dentists, is well documented. One study found that using a fluoride toothpaste at the standard strength of 1,000 to 1,250 parts per million (ppm) cut the number of decayed, missing and filled teeth in children by 23 per cent. That figure rose to 36 per cent with a more concentrated fluoride toothpaste (2,400 to 2,800 ppm). Applying a fluoride varnish reduced the figure even further – by 46 per cent. Yet although most people accept the oral benefits of fluoride, the idea of adding it to the water supply is far more divisive. In England it is up to each local authority to decide whether to boost levels by getting water companies to add the mineral to their water supply but those

against the proposal argue that fluoride has been linked to serious health concerns, including bone disease, birth defects and cancer. However reports of these harmful effects often relate to studies where the concentration of fluoride was much higher than the low levels recommended for dental health. Public Health England concluded in its 2014 report that people living in fluoridated areas have lower levels of tooth decay than those living in non-fluoridated areas. The report also noted that 28 per cent fewer five-year-olds in fluoridated areas had tooth decay than those in non-

fluoridated areas when deprivation and ethnicity – both important factors for dental health – were taken into account. According to Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser to the British Dental Association, the findings provided “a timely reminder of the significant role that fluoridation plays in reducing tooth decay, which remains a significant health problem in England”. He added: “When tooth decay is a preventable disease, it’s depressing that so many children in England – at least 25,000 last year – have such extensive tooth decay that they need to have their teeth extracted. Undergoing such an operation at a tender age can lead to lifelong anxiety about dental treatment and perpetuates a cycle of avoiding dental care until emergency treatment is required.” Fluoridation schemes are in operation in Birmingham, throughout the West Midlands and also in Tyneside, while about 500,000 people receive water that naturally contains fluoride at levels high enough to have an impact on dental health. But the law states that companies in England are only required to fluoridate water supplies if it has been agreed after public consultation by local councils (the Scottish and Welsh governments have decided against fluoridation). The easiest way to find out more is to visit your water supplier’s website, which should provide detailed information about the quality of its water – including the fluoride level. Many water company websites have a useful postcode search facility to provide water quality information for customers – and it’s worth noting that a fluoride level of less than 0.3mg/litre is too low to provide any benefit for your teeth, while the law requires companies to make sure there’s never more than 1.5mg/litre.

Whitening Fresh Pump Fluoride Toothpaste, £1.89

Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Antibacterial and Fluoride Guard Toothpaste, £2.99

Boots Smile

Ultradex Whitening and Recalcifying Daily Oral Rinse, £7.50 Sensodyne Pronamel Daily Fluoride Toothpaste for Children 6-12 years, £2.19



If you want to remineralise your teeth without swallowing or drinking fluoride, then try these fluoride-added toothpastes, sprays and mouth rinses. For best results, always spit rather than rinsing them from your mouth

• All products available from Boots

Listerine Advanced Defence Cavity Guard Mouthwash, £5.60



Garden Party It’s back to nature this summer, with tropical and botanical the season’s two biggest interiors trends. Here’s our pick of the bunch…



Think vibrant colours, exotic flora and bold patterns – perfect for your urban jungle Caribe Perroquet fabric (throw and headboard); Mariposa Perroquet fabric (pouffe); Pantigre Grenade fabric (cushions), all from a selection at Christian Lacroix Maison; visit christian-lacroix. com. Available to buy at

Cushions, from £95 each, the Secret Garden collection at Liberty; visit

Rainforest cube footstool, £179, Multiyork; visit

Beautifully detailed flower prints, rich greens, raw wood and flashes of fresh white. It’s only natural…

Acanthus Spinolus botanical print, £92, Neptune; visit

Lemur wallpaper, £93.75 per roll (was £125), Laura Allen at Graduate Collection; visit graduatecollection.

Metro chair, from £938, Delcor; visit

Green Fingers notebook, £28, Organise-Us; visit

Polka Polka chair, £595, Florrie + Bill; visit


Fly Away cushion, £24, Louise Tiler for QVC; visit

Woodsford large serving bowl, £40, Nina Campbell; visit

Amazonia Anmut flat plate, £54.90, Villeroy & Boch; visit

Ceramic Tropical Fruit coasters, £15 for four, Clippings; visit







Fragrant, sweet and juicy British strawberries are synonymous with summer and they are the stars of these delicious recipes from family food writer and TV chef Alex Hollywood

STRAWBERRY, ROSE PETAL AND PISTACHIO PAVLOVA ‘This is a slight Middle Eastern take on one of my favourite puddings. Lashings of sweetened cream flavoured with a dash of rose water, loaded onto a huge sticky meringue round, filled with fresh Sweet Eve strawberries and topped with crushed pistachios and fragrant rose petals – it’s like summer on a plate‘ Serves 8 Preparation time 25 minutes Cooking time 1 hour, plus cooling

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INGREDIENTS • 6 large egg whites

• 250g/9oz caster sugar • 1 tsp rose water extract • 1 tsp white wine vinegar • 1 tsp cornflour • 100g/4oz crushed pistachios • 475ml/17fl oz double cream • 1 tbsp icing sugar • 450g/1lb Sweet Eve strawberries, rinsed, hulled and cut in half (keep 3-4 whole strawberries aside) • Handful of pale pink rose petals, to decorate 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas 4 and line a baking sheet with parchment.

2. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff peaks form then slowly add the caster sugar, rose water extract, vinegar and cornflour, then whisk again until it becomes very thick and shiny. 3. Gently fold in half the pistachios then carefully spoon the mixture onto the lined baking sheet. Gently spread out to create a circle, working the mixture outwards to form an edge and leave a slight dip in the centre. 4. Drop the oven temperature to 150°C, 275°F, Gas 1. Transfer the baking tray to the oven and bake

for 1 hour, then turn off the oven, leaving the meringue in there to cool. If you have time, make the meringue the night before and leave it in the cooling oven overnight. The parchment should pull away easily now and you can place the meringue on a plate. 5. Whip the cream along with the icing sugar then spread generously over the cooled meringue. Scatter the strawberries over the top, arranging the whole strawberries in the centre. Sprinkle with the rest of the pistachios and finally scatter over the rose petals and serve.

STRAWBERRY AND BLACKBERRY CLAFOUTIS MONIQUE ‘This is named after my French godmother Monique, who makes a perfect baked clafoutis. I love the way you can see the whole berries nestling in the buttery cake mixture. Served with crème fraîche, this is divine’ Serves 6 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 35 minutes INGREDIENTS • A little butter, for greasing • 150g/5oz Sweet Eve strawberries, rinsed, hulled and halved • 150g blackberries, rinsed and hulled • 1 tbsp brandy • 60g/2½oz plain flour • ½ level tsp baking powder • 100g/4oz caster sugar • Pinch of salt • 3 large free range eggs • ½ tsp vanilla extract • 250ml/9fl oz single cream • Icing sugar, for dusting • Single cream, to serve (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas 4 and grease a circular baking dish. 2. Mix the strawberries and blackberries in a bowl with the brandy and leave to sit. 3. Sift the flour into another bowl and stir in the baking powder, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla and cream together then slowly add this to the flour mixture, stirring until you have a smooth batter. 4. Place the brandied strawberries and blackberries into the greased dish, arranging them so that the rounded sides of the strawberries face upwards, then pour the batter over the top. 5. Bake in the preheated for 35 minutes until puffed up and golden brown. 6. Remove from the oven, dust with icing sugar and serve with single cream, if liked.

STRAWBERRY AND GINGER SALAD WITH GRILLED ASPARAGUS ‘This salad is so pretty and packed full of interesting flavours and textures – grilled asparagus, juicy strawberries, crispy lardons, toasted almonds and tangy goat’s cheese. The gingerflavoured dressing is the perfect finishing touch’ Serves 6 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 10 minutes INGREDIENTS For the salad • 1 tsp olive oil • 100g/4oz smoked pancetta slices • 500g/1lb 2oz asparagus, woody ends broken off • 400g/14oz Sweet Eve strawberries, rinsed, hulled and halved • 100g/4oz English goat’s cheese, crumbled • 50g/2oz flaked almonds, toasted For the dressing • 1 tbsp ginger preserve

• Juice of 1 small lemon • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Brush a griddle pan with the olive oil and fry the pancetta slices until crispy brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm. 2. Add the asparagus spears to the hot pan, turning every so often, and cook for 3-4 minutes, until they are nicely charred. Remove and place in a warm dish. 3. Put all the dressing ingredients in a clean jam jar, put on the lid and shake vigorously to emulsify the vinaigrette. 4. Scatter the warm pancetta over the asparagus followed by the strawberries and crumbled goat’s cheese, sprinkle with the toasted almonds and drizzle with the ginger dressing. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve straight away.

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Serves 6 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 40 minutes INGREDIENTS • 500g/1lb 2oz rhubarb, washed, trimmed and chopped • 100ml/4fl oz water • 100g/4oz golden caster sugar • 1 tbsp Stone’s Ginger Wine • 250g/9oz Sweet Eve strawberries, rinsed, hulled and halved For the crumble topping • 75g/3oz butter, at room temperature, cut into cubes • 175g/6oz self-raising flour • 60g/2½oz demerera sugar

• ½ tsp ground ginger • 1 Crunchie bar, crushed 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C,

350°F, Gas 4. 2. Put half the rhubarb in a saucepan with the water, golden caster sugar and ginger wine and simmer gently until syrupy. 3. Take off the heat then add the strawberries and remaining rhubarb. Pour into a baking dish or 6 individual ramekins. 4. For the crumble, put the butter and self-raising flour into a bowl and rub with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the demerara sugar, ground ginger and the crushed Crunchie bar and sprinkle generously over the fruit. 5. Bake for 30 minutes until golden and bubbling. This is delicious served with custard.

SWEET EVE STRAWBERRY AND ORANGE FOOL ‘Blitzed strawberries, cream, Greek yoghurt and orange juice go together to make a lighter option summer dessert. Decorate with sugared Sweet Eve strawberries to create one of my favourite sweet dishes’ Serves 6 Preparation time 15 minutes, plus chilling INGREDIENTS • 400g/14oz Sweet Eve strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped, plus a few extra whole ones, to decorate • Juice of 1 orange • 1-2 drops orange essence (optional) • 100g/4oz icing sugar

• 300ml/½pt double cream • 300ml/½pt thick Greek yoghurt • 1 tbsp caster sugar 1. Place the strawberries in a bowl, roughly mash them up and fold in the orange juice and essence, if using, and the icing sugar. 2. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form then gently fold in the yoghurt and finally the strawberry mixture. Pour into 6 glasses and chill for at least 1 hour. 3. Just before serving take the reserved strawberries, cut them in half and roll the pointed ends in the caster sugar before arranging on the top of each fool.

All about Eve In season from late May/early June until September, British Sweet Eve strawberries are a relatively new variety, but with their succulent sweetness and firm texture, these home-grown berries taste just like strawberries used to. From a simple lunch for one to a show-stopping pavlova, enjoy these delicious berries throughout the summer. • Says Alex Hollywood, the creator of our recipes: “Strawberries always make me think of summer and there are so many varieties out there, it’s really important to choose the right one. There’s nothing worse than a tasteless, waterlogged strawberry. Sweet Eve strawberries are quite simply delicious and often get eaten straight from the punnet.” • For more recipes and serving tips, visit


‘Roughly chopped fruit with a dash of ginger wine and a Crunchy bar crumble topping – this pud is a great way to have something warming that still tastes like summer’



SIMPLY RED Whether home-grown or bought from farm shops or stores, savour these deliciously easy ways to eat and enjoy tomatoes in all their glorious varieties

PANZANELLA Perfect for a summertime lunch, this is a classic rustic Tuscan recipe. Traditionally a frugal meal, it was a way to use up stale bread, giving it new life by being mixed with fresh tomatoes and flavourful olive oil. For best results, use the ripest tomatoes that you can find Serves 6-8 Preparation time 15 minutes, plus 1 hour 20 minutes

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INGREDIENTS • 1 red onion, peeled and very finely sliced into rings • 100ml/4fl oz white wine vinegar

• 2 tsp sugar • ½ tsp salt • 1 large yellow or red bell pepper • 200g/7oz day-old rustic bread • 500g/1lb 2oz ripe tomatoes, ideally in assorted colours and shapes • 100ml/4fl oz extra virgin olive oil • 50ml/2fl oz red wine vinegar • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed (optional) • 1 tsp capers, rinsed • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • Generous handful fresh basil leaves 1. First, lightly pickle the onion rings. Place them in a colander and pour over freshly boiled water.

Transfer the onion rings to a mixing bowl and add the white wine vinegar, sugar and salt. Pour over 150ml/¼pt of water and mix together. Set aside for 1 hour then drain and dry on paper towels. 2. Meanwhile, grill the pepper under a medium heat until charred on all sides. Place in a plastic bag (trapping the steam makes the pepper easier to peel) and set aside until cool. Peel the peppers using a sharp knife then cut into short, thick strips. 3. Trim and discard the crusts from the bread and slice into small cubes. Cut the tomatoes into

chunks or in half if using small cherry tomatoes. 4. Make the dressing by mixing together the oil, red wine vinegar, garlic and capers. Season with salt and pepper, bearing in mind the saltiness of the capers. 5. Mix together the chopped tomatoes, bread and roasted pepper strips in a large serving bowl. Pour the dressing over the mixture and toss together, ensuring all the ingredients are well coated. Add the pickled onion rings then the basil. Mix well and set aside for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse before serving.


Serves 4 Preparation time 25-30 minutes Cooking time 10 minutes INGREDIENTS • 8 plump fresh sardines, gutted and well rinsed For the harissa paste • 200g/7oz ripe tomatoes • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped • 1 tsp caraway seeds • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar • 1 tsp ground coriander • 1 tbsp olive oil • Pinch of salt For the tomato salad • 300g/11oz ripe tomatoes, ideally in assorted colours • 1 lemon • Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle • Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to sprinkle • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1. First, make the harissa paste. Begin by scalding the tomatoes. Pour boiling

water over the ripe tomatoes in a small pan or pot set over a medium heat. Heat for 1 minute, then remove from the water and carefully peel off the skins using a sharp knife. Roughly chop the flesh, reserving the juices. 2. Blend together the chopped tomatoes with their juices, the chilli, garlic, caraway seeds, vinegar and ground coriander to a paste. 3. Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan set over a medium heat. Add the paste and fry, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes, until it thickens and reduces. Season with salt and set aside to cool – you will use this harissa paste to coat the sardines later. 4. Next, prepare the tomato salad. Finely slice the tomatoes and the lemon. Arrange the slices in a serving dish and pour over a little extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with parsley and season with ground black pepper. 5. Preheat the grill to a medium heat. 6. Cut slashes in the sides of each sardine. Oil a large baking sheet then place the sardines on this. Spread each with the cooled harissa paste on both sides, making sure it gets inside the slashes. 7. Grill the sardines for 6-10 minutes, turning once, until cooked through, then serve with the tomato salad.

PROVENÇAL STUFFED TOMATOES A satisfying classic French tomato dish, flavoured simply with fresh herbs, shallot and garlic. This is delicious on its own as a light lunch or as a side to baked chicken Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 35 minutes INGREDIENTS • 4 large, firm-fleshed tomatoes, such as Coeur de Boeuf, Brandywine or other beefsteak tomato (each about 250g/9oz) • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 4 tbsp olive oil • 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped • 150g/5oz fresh breadcrumbs • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped • 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped • Grated zest of 1 lemon • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

We say tomatoes

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6. 2. Cutting across, slice a “cap” off the top

of each tomato to reveal the seedy pulp inside. Using a small, sharp knife, carefully loosen the pulp from the tomato sides then scrape out with a spoon, making 4 hollow tomato shells. Sprinkle inside the tomato shells with a little salt to draw out the juices then turn upside down and set aside. 2. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan set over a low heat. Add the shallot and garlic and fry gently, stirring often, until softened but don’t allow it to brown. Add the breadcrumbs, mix well and fry for 1-2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the thyme, chives, parsley and lemon zest then season with salt and black pepper. 3. Arrange the tomato shells in an ovenproof baking dish and fill them with the breadcrumb mixture. Top the stuffed tomatoes with the grated Parmesan cheese and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes until the Parmesan cheese is golden-brown. Serve hot or at room temperature.

• Tomatoes are available all year round, with a changing line-up of varieties from season to season. The British tomato season runs from June to October. • Our recipes are taken from The Tomato Basket by Jenny Linford, a collection of more than 75 tasty dishes. Published by Ryland, Peters & Small ( £14.99 hardback), readers can buy a copy at the special price of £10.99, including P&P, by telephoning Macmillan Direct on 01256-302 699, quoting reference GLR CL2.


A spicy harissa paste adds a pleasant and piquant kick to tasty sardines. This is a great dish for the barbecue when the sun is shining



There’s plenty of fruity taste in this sangria, which has been given a sparkling twist. It takes just minutes to make and will help your summer go with a swing…

TURBO SANGRIA This can easily be made in a jug – but to be sure everyone gets a good mix of fruit, you could put the cut-up fruit into glasses, then just mix together all the wet ingredients with the ice in a jug Serves 4-6 Preparation time 10 minutes INGREDIENTS • Plenty of ice • 1 sprig fresh mint • 3 oranges – 1 halved, 2 peeled, pith removed and chopped • 200ml/7fl oz brandy • Half a bottle of dry French rosé • 1 x 250ml bottle Rocks Strawberry & Blackcurrant • 200ml/7fl oz sparkling water • 2 handfuls strawberries, rinsed and chopped • 2 handfuls fresh blueberries

Get ready to rock

The new summer range of still and sparkling drinks from Rocks is packed full of fruity flavours, making them perfect for sipping alfresco or taking to a summer party or barbecue. • Based in Devon, Rocks was the vision of three dads who wanted a family friendly drink to have at parties. Rocks combines the juice from freshly pressed fruit with organic cane sugar and Rocks’ spring water to produce drinks with no nasties, but with a refreshing fruity taste. • For more information and recipes, visit


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Horoscopes with Jonathan Cainer



24 JUL – 23 AUG

If you push your luck too far, will you end up pushing it over a precipice? Or into some cul-de-sac where it will then remain stuck? Shouldn’t you always quit while ahead and treat opportunities like provisions in wartime rationing? Is fortune always in short supply and can it be used up like fuel in a tank? Many may think so, but few of those many are Sagittarians. You understand that abundance is, by nature, limitless. Where things are good, there is no reason to expect that they can’t get better. And where they are bad? They can still improve. Anxious? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.

The planet of love is reversing through Virgo. What can this mean? Will you soon lose ground in a relationship? Will you soon rekindle a past passion? While both of these ideas may qualify under the traditional rules of interpretation, it is surely more likely that this is a week during which you rediscover a love of life that has lately begun to elude you. Here is where you remember a source of creative inspiration that you had all but forgotten. Here, too, is where the world remembers what a wonderful person you are. Worried? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080. 24 SEP – 23 OCT


The biggest influence on your life now is an alignment that is not due to culminate until next week. But predictive tradition informs us that the times just prior to celestial events are more potent than the moments during and shortly after them. Therefore, it is now that we should expect you to feel most torn between a plan of expansion and a policy of contraction. Jupiter is urging you to push at the limit of what’s possible and benefit from a brave move. Saturn (as ever) urges caution. Don’t be afraid of success this week. Worried? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.

We may all wish that we had friends in high places, but none of us wishes for high friends. We want them to have their feet firmly on the ground so that they can give us good advice and help steer us from regrettable errors. And much as we may love our companions, we don’t really want to spend all our lives running around helping them to solve problems that they could have avoided creating. A retrograde Venus suggests someone nearby is now having a change of heart. That may yet prove positive for both of you. Confused? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.

When I promise my readers good news but their circumstances don’t improve, I get complaints. If I foresee trouble and challenge and candidly say so, then even if I soften my prediction with encouragingly worded advice, I get complaints. I’m only telling you this for one reason. Mercury’s antagonistic angles to Pluto and Neptune this week imply that you will soon have a similar experience of feeling as if you are in a position from which you just can’t win. All you can do is your best. If you do, all will yet be well. Confused? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.

21 MAR – 20 APR


22 MAY – 22 JUN


Instead of a zodiac forecast, why don’t I just supply you with a long list of reasons why you ought to doubt yourself, question your own ability, regret your past and see the future as a thing to fear? Well, yes, I know. You don’t want me to do that and you wouldn’t accept it if I tried. So why are you not being similarly resistant as various forces and factors, this week, all seemingly conspire to achieve that very result? Don’t let anyone bamboozle you and don’t confuse yourself. Be clear. You have a right (and a reason) to be positive. Uncertain? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.

22 DEC – 20 JAN


Parents sometimes can’t tell whether their children are actually ill or just attempting to engineer some time off school. Doctors can’t be immediately sure, either. Even the children themselves may not be certain, for psychosomatic symptoms that result from fears and anxieties can be hard to distinguish from other maladies. What can anyone do when they face an unanswerable question but be generous with the benefit of the doubt? Your retrograde ruler suggests you are unsure of something this week. Just trust. Worried? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.

20 FEB – 20 MAR


21 APR – 21 MAY


Psychologists say that most of us, when asked to picture the passage of time, instinctively place the past to the left and the future to the right. But a Full Moon in your sign says that this week’s big question is not the direction in which time seemingly travels. It is, “Does it move in a straight line at all?” And if so, why does your life now seem to involve retracing steps and reopening closed casebooks? Your ruler is changing direction now. And what once seemed hopelessly impossible is starting to look delightfully feasible. Confused? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.

23 NOV – 21 DEC


21 JAN – 19 FEB


At school, we were taught key techniques and terminologies. As adults, we can make mistakes in the way we assess problems and opportunities. For example, if one thing happens, then another, should that justify a sense of addition or multiplication? And should we treat any loss as a subtraction or let it leave us feeling deeply divided and seeing whatever remains as both uneven and unsatisfactory? If you must play a numbers game this week, at least read the results the right way. Things are not as bad as you fear. Uncertain? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.

24 AUG – 23 SEP


24 OCT – 22 NOV


This week’s Full Moon in your opposite sign is a Blue Moon. Some astrologers might interpret this as one of those rare moments when events don’t all go your way. They JK Rowling is 50 on might even think you 31 July deserve to be cut down to size. But as a co-founder of the Leo Fan Club, I cannot agree with this. Even if you experience a temporary setback, you’ll soon rise above it and prove your detractors wrong. Anxious? I have a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.

23 JUN – 23 JUL


Is it time for a change? Surely not. Haven’t you only just recovered from the last one? Didn’t that come hot on the heels of a previous change? Aren’t all those changes like politicians who promise they will make it all different and fix what’s wrong? If they fail to have much impact, we can count ourselves lucky. It is when those changes have undesirable consequences that we really have reason to regret. But, this week, the change that can come to your life is that great rarity – the right kind of change and at the right time. Anxious? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080

Hours before July is over, there is a Full Moon. The Moon was last full right back at the start of the month. There are some who say that when two Full Moons fall in one calendar month, we are entitled to call the second one a Blue Moon. What kind of unusual, magical delight might we expect to experience under such circumstances, and even more so if we happen to be born under the sign that is ruled by the Moon itself? Could your week really be quite that good? Might it yet have historically happy significance? Yes. Uncertain? I’ve recorded a very special message for you. Call 0906-751 8080.




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The TV critic and ITV’s Good Morning Britain showbiz editor turns roving reporter for HELLO! to bring us the hottest telly gossip


Hello! Dolly: Ms Parton has been a country music giant for more than 50 years

She is the undisputed queen of country music – a legend in her own lifetime and the original rhinestone cowgirl – so it’s no surprise that Dolly Parton, marking more than half a century in showbusiness, still commands a global audience. It couldn’t be further from her humble beginnings in the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee, where she was one of 12 siblings sleeping four to a bed, as Tania Bryer discovers in an exclusive interview with the US star on this week’s CNBC Meets… “We didn’t know any different,” says Dolly. “We didn’t know we was poor until some smart Alec got up and told us so. “Actually, everybody around us were just poor country farmers. But we had faith cos my grandpa was a preacher, but we didn’t have any of the things that money could buy, just like my little song Coat of Many Colors, but we had a lot of pride. “We were rich in love and we were rich in kindness and understanding and all those things, just being part of nature. “It was cold in the winter, we didn’t always have everything we wanted to eat, but we always had something,” adds the petite star with towering talent. “There was always a bed to sleep in. We were lucky to have good parents. But it was hard. Harder on my family than us, we didn’t know any different.” Dolly’s enormous extended family is an integral part of her multimillion-dollar empire, from her famed theme park Dollywood to her literacy programme for young children, be it as employees or simply as

inspiration for her work. Yet out of all her siblings it was Dolly who found the world stage and has never left. “I didn’t know that I was gonna make it, but I wanted to make it and I never even thought that I wouldn’t. That was just my dream, I didn’t know that you couldn’t do what you wanted to do,” says the singer, still married to her publicity-shy husband Carl for almost 50 years. “I feel like I’ve kinda come from the dark ages into the new age, but we were just simple, poor country people. But we had a lot of pride and I had a lot of dreams.” Such was her chutzpah, a young Dolly stood up in her graduating class at school and announced to the assembled throng that she was going to be a star. The impeccably preserved 69-year-old – who makes no bones about the nips and tucks she has had over the years – recalls her classmates mocking her. “Even though that was kinda embarrassing and hurt my feelings, I really think a lot of that was probably just parents thinking maybe it was cute or it was kind of brazen. But there were others that laughed. But that’s all right, they’re not laughing now.” CNBC Meets Dolly Parton is on CNBC (Sky 505, Virgin 613 and Freesat 210) on Thursday 29 July at 10pm. Follow Richard on Twitter: @RichardAArnold

Question time: Interviewer Tania Bryer with Dolly



HELLO!’s pick of the week’s events and new releases

FILM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION Get set for more hair-raising thrills and spills in this fifth instalment of the blockbuster franchise. Tom Cruise is back as daredevil superspy Ethan Hunt, with Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson (right with Tom) taking on more death-defying stunts to try to bring down rogue terror organisation the Syndicate. • In UK cinemas from 30 July



Its 1938 and New York socialite Lily Dane faces off with newlyweds Budgie and Nick – her former fiancé and ex-best friend – at a Rhode Island resort. Against the backdrop of a deadly storm brewing on the horizon and the looming threat of war in Europe, the truth behind their epic betrayal emerges. Beatriz Williams’s latest bestseller is a fantastic holiday read. Out now in paperback, published by HarperFiction


Soul sensation Joss Stone is back with a brand new beat in her seventh studio album, Water for Your Soul. Self-penned and influenced by her travels, Joss’s latest release fuses reggae, hip hop and world music, featuring cool collaborations with the likes of Nitin Sawhney and Damian Marley. • Out on 31 July on Stone’d Records


Skyfall star Ben Whishaw makes his debut at London’s Almeida Theatre as Dionysos in this stunning version of Euripides’s ancient Greek tragedy. Adapted by Anne Carson and directed by James Macdonald, the electrifying play sees the wild young god embroiled in a deadly struggle of wills with King Pentheus, who has banned worship of the hedonistic deity. Kevin Harvey and Bertie Carvel also star. • Until 19 September.




The glittering star of the big screen and one half of a Hollywood golden couple talks family, fashion and forging her own path film and I thought she was very talented and Growing up in a small village in

You have many layers to your career. Is that important to you? I’ve always been impressed by the art and beauty of fashion and that world. I enjoy doing photoshoots from time to time because that’s where I got my start in the business. I’ve also been very lucky to get to know Karl Lagerfeld and he’s been a good friend and a huge influence on me. Unlike a lot of actresses, you don’t have a personal stylist… No. When I first became known in Hollywood, I had stylists find clothes for me but I never liked the way I looked. I have my own style and I try to look for outfits that match my taste. I don’t want to follow trends or look like everyone else. You generally avoid wearing gowns… [Laughs] They’re such a hassle and it’s too complicated to walk around in those things. You’ve often described yourself as a woman who loves her independence. Do you have a role model? My grandmother Elizabeth – she’s 92, lived through the Second World War, raised my mother and two other daughters and she still looks after her own house and is a very elegant and strong woman. She’s a warrior and I have so much admiration for her. What attracted you to Disorder? I read the script and I immediately liked it. I knew that [actor] Matthias Schoenaerts was attached to the project and I’d been very impressed with his work from the time I saw Rust and Bone in Cannes in 2012. And I had also seen [director] Alice Winocour’s first



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I wanted to work with her. Your character is a glamorous trophy wife, quite a departure from your role as Detective Sonya Cross in The Bridge… Yes, but she also has to be very tough. Sonya Cross was a very brusque and unusual character. What was that experience like? As a German, I’m very familiar with that kind of way of behaving because Germans tend be very direct when we speak and many people think that Germans are rude or brusque. But that’s a misperception in many ways because our language is constructed that way and it doesn’t lend itself to the more roundabout or subtle phrasing that you have in French or in English. I put all that German brusqueness to use as Sonya. Is it harder for an actress to play that kind of character than it is for a man? Yes. Look at Jon Hamm’s character on Mad Men – Don Draper is one of the most despicable characters you could ever find and yet because Jon Hamm is very handsome and charismatic, every woman thinks, “Oh, he’s so wonderful.” But if a woman played that kind of character, she would come in for a lot of resentment amongst audiences. You’ve lived in many different cities. Do you enjoy that kind of nomadic lifestyle? I’ve always loved travelling and experiencing different cultures. I feel probably more French than German or American, even though I’ve been living half the time in the US over the past 18 years or so. I’ve felt at home in Paris since I was a teenager, starting out as a model. You and Joshua have been together for more than nine years but you have no intention of getting married… I’ve already been married [to French actor and director Guillaume Canet] and I don’t need to do that again. Being married doesn’t change how you feel about another person. If you want to be with someone, then you’re going to respect that bond whether you’ve signed a document or not. And your plans for the future? Joshua and I have been talking about buying a house in Tuscany. That’s a big dream and one day we’re going to make it happen.


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northern Germany, Diane Kruger dreamed of leading a more adventurous life. First ballet, then modelling and ultimately acting enabled her to fulfil that desire and become one of the world’s most famous faces. The 39-year-old balances appearing on the big screen in films – such as Troy, Inglourious Basterds and the upcoming Disorder – with TV shows such as The Bridge, while also being a brand ambassador for Lancôme and L’Oréal and a long-term muse to Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. Her other long-lasting relationship is with Canadian actor Joshua Jackson; the couple split their time between homes in New York and Paris, where Diane made her career as a model in her early 20s.






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