The Glamour Awards – sponsored by Aussie Hair Care Products -are always an excuse to dress up and mingle with the biggest celebrities in the showbiz world. So I ignored by overpowering jet lag and got tarted up for the event and headed to Berkeley Square for the bash.
The first celeb I bumped into was footballer Rio Ferdinand – I had to wonder why he was there. I wouldn’t have assumed he epitomises Glamour in any way! I quickly overheard that he was actually not invited at all – he was a guest of Gavin and Stacey star James Corden. Phew – there I was thinking the magazine had slipped up on the guest list!
I bumped into the wonderful Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page – who picked up an award for Comedy Actress of the Year. She’s bonkers in a fantastic way and we spoke about our Jack Russell dogs and how they should be set up on a date – the only problem is they are both girls….but Joanna quipped: “I’ve always thought my Daisy was a lesbian anyway so it could work!”
Dannii Minogue wore a gorgeous beaded J’Anton Couture dress but looked exhausted when I saw her. She heaved up her train of the outfit and said ‘feel this’. It weighted a tonne. Dannii tells me she’s excited about starting back with the X-Factor but she has to finish her commitments to Australia’s Got Talent first. Dannii said: “I’m doing the first few days of X-Factor, going off to Australia and then four days later I fly back!
“It will be knackering but it’s going to be a blast to be back on the show. I’m glad Sharon’s coming back – on my part I have nothing to put behind me though so I hope everything’s fine when we start filming. I have nothing against her and I’ve always said that. I’m looking forward to finding some huge talent this year.”
The real talking point of the night was shared between a very drunken pink haired Lily Allen – who was apparently was so out of it she was carried over a fence by boduguards to leave the Square after the awards – and the Spice Girls. Well three of them anyway….
Mel B, who slurped on copious amounts of Laurent Perrier throughout the awards, was there with her hubby Stephen Belafonte. It was interesting to meet him in real life. I’m not sure about that one…..
Mel was charming and loud as ever – and spoke about being busy with her Ultimo lingerie launch. Mel said: “I’m jet lagged as hell and only got in this afternoon from LA.” I know how she felt!
Emma Bunton looked great with her new bob haircut. It really suits her – and I laughed when we did a picture together because she swapped sides with me so that her left side was in picture. She beamed: “Just call me Mariah – my left side is my best side!” She also said the hair chop was a last minute decision and that she was enjoying not having to work so hard on it every morning since becoming a mummy to baby Beau! Emma and boy toy Jade Jones were together making a rare public appearance at the bash and they looked so cute together – I wish they’d get hitched!
Geri Halliwell played the diva – leaving the other girls early to avoid the party. She seems a little dull and apparently on the red carpet whereas the other ladies spoke about their love and affection for the Spice tour Geri just droned on about her own ventures – and that blooming children’s book she’s released. Boring, boring!
Kelly Osbourne was on fine form after winning a gong for the Theatre Actress of the Year. Kelly told me her romance with Burberry model Luke Worrell. She’s just returned form a romantic New York trip with him. She even said this one could be ‘the one’! Good for her!
Hollywood was represented by Kate Beckinsale – who miraculously won Best Actress of the Year despite being known for being wooden as a spoon when in character. Erm, there I was thinking she’s only famous nowadays for clinging to Posh for dear life! Publicity whore alert!
And Heroe’s star Hayden Pannettiere also turned out. Earlier in the day Hayden had been on the same Virgin flight as me from LA!
Other big names at the event included Tess Daly, Mark Ronson, Annie Lennox, Fearne Cotton, Beth Ditto, Jonathan Ross and Jane Goldman, Erin O’Connor, Jo Whiley, Beth Ditto, Tamara Mellon and Estelle.
And the Glamour Awards winners were!
Film Actress of the Year
Presenter of the Year
TV Personality of the Year
Band of the Year
International Musician/Solo Artist
Film-Maker of the Year
Theatre Actress of the Year
Editor’s Special Award
Aussie Hair Care Newcomer
TV Actress of the Year
Radio Personality of the Year
Accessory Designer of the Year
Writer of the Year
Comedy Actress of the Year
Man of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
UK Solo Artist