How she's changed: Pouty Abbey Crouch is unrecognisable from her fresh-faced teen years

By Andrea Magrath


Changing face: Abbey is sporting plumped-up lips and blonde hair these days


The staggering bright blue eyes are the exact same... but that's about where the similarities between this pretty young woman and the Abbey Crouch we know today end.

Posing confidently with highlights in her brunette hair and her vest pulled up to expose her midriff, she was a fresh-faced 18-year-old.

This was Abbey Crouch (née Clancy) in her days in girl band Genie Queen in 2004.

WAG-over: Abbey Clancy, pictured today, is unrecognisable from this picture of her at 18 in her Genie Queen girl band days


Two years later, she would make it to the finals of Britain's Next Top Model and catch the eye of footballer Peter Crouch.

Despite losing out to Lianna Fowler, Abbey's fame was cemented and her girl-next-door beauty would win her lucrative modelling contracts.

She was the face of EuroMillions and Lynx3 spray, and landed the covers of FHM and Sports Illustrated.


Plump up: Both pouting at the British Fashion Awards this week, and smiling in Dubai earlier this month (right) the WAG's lips are suspiciously fuller

Makeover: Abbey unveiled her plumped up look at the British Fashion Awards on Tuesday

But these days, Abbey's plumped-up lips and seemingly frozen, arch-eyed expression have led to speculation about what work the model may have had done to transform her looks.

Of course, seven years is going to make a difference to anyone's face, but the model and television presenter today is practically unrecognisable to her teenage self.

In new pictures taken this week, Abbey, still only 25, displays a surprisingly plump pout, in stark contrast to the natural smile she sported at the start of her fame.

A spokesperson for Mrs Crouch insisted to Mail Online that the WAG has not had any work done on her lips.

But photographs of the blonde beauty in 2006 and 2007 reveal a much more natural looking smile, with a thinner top lip.

And even pictures of the model smiling earlier this month in Dubai show a fuller smile.


Fresh-faced beauty: Pictures of the model-turned-WAG in 2007 show a much more natural smile



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By Nadia Mendoza


Radiant: Coleen Rooney looked ready for party season with her newly dyed hair


Coleen Rooney appears to have had a makeover from her fairy godmother yesterday.

The mother-of-one stepped out during the day looking like any other parent clutching their tot, before emerging later as a redhead goddess.

Wayne's wife underwent the transformation for the WAGs Christmas party held by fashion designer Phillip Armstrong.

Dye-ing for a change: Earlier in the day Coleen Rooney sported fair hair during a lunch date with Kai, before going red for the WAGs Christmas party


The event was held at Room restaurant in Manchester yesterday, before Coleen headed to Rosso with Ashley Ward's wife Dawn for cocktails.

While swanning around earlier in the day, 25-year-old Coleen was pictured with Kai, one, dressed down in jeans and flip flops - albeit Chanel ones.

Festive: Coleen changed her hair ready for party season, sprucing up her all-black ensemble with red shoes and clutch


She bundled her blonde locks atop her head, wearing minimal make-up and bling while running errands.

However, the social butterfly later stepped out in an all-black ensemble, adding splashes of colour with her new tresses, red peep toe heels and a clutch bag to match.

Her lipstick was subtle and the neutral shades softened the Scouse brows.

A night off from mummy duties: Abbey Crouch had some time away from Sophia as she also attended the party in a star-speckled frock


Abbey Crouch also attended, taking another night off from mummy duties.

The former Britiain's Next Top Model contestant previously spent a night away from Sophia on Monday, leaving daddy Peter in charge as she headed to the bright lights of London for the British Fashion Awards.

Crouch, 25, looked elegant in a star-speckled frock as she sipped a fruity cocktail from a martini glass during a cigarette break.


Smoker's corner: Abbey puffed on a cigarette while sipping from her glass


Martini glass, check! Abbey made sure she didn't go anywhere without her drink



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By Kirsty Mccormack


Noticing the benefits: The actress was jumping around in delight as she realised how much weight she has lost whilst being on the show


She may have branded herself 'fat' during the Beat The Bugs challenge but it seems Crissy Rock has had a change of heart.

The Benidorm actress was over the moon tonight as she revealed that she has lost weight since being in the jungle.

The blonde star revealed the news as she pranced around in a pair of Jessica-Jane Clement's red shorts - which she had left behind after leaving the show.

Contrast: Crissy looks much slimmer than she did when she first entered the jungle


'These are a size six, do I look fat in them? Crissy asked the group.

'Not at all, you look skinny in them,' replied Mark.

Crissy then began jumping up and down and shouted: 'The only time I’ve ever been in a six is in a shoe!'

'You must have lost a stone and a half,' Mark then said.

This just spurred the actress on and she continued to jump and dance around.

But her fun moment soon turned into something much serious as Fatima Whitbread urged her that she must follow through with the transformation once the ITV show comes to an end.

This angered Antony - who isn't Fatima's biggest fan - and he felt the need to go to the Bush Telegraph and get his feelings off his chest.

But once back with the group he was quick to give Crissy some advice also.

As she continued to pull the shorts up, he told her: 'Don’t pull them too tight darling, you don’t want a moment.'

'I can bend in them as well,' she said., which prompted Antony to ask: 'What couldn't you bend before?'

'I couldn't because my belly was in the way,' Crissy replied.

No doubt the weight loss has come about due to the scarce amount of food that the celebrities have to eat each day.

Although the camp mates have been fantastic at earning enough stars during the Bushtucker trials, the dinners they receive each day have still only been enough for small portions per person.

And it seems Crissy is used to a lot more than that normally as she revealed her usual purchases when stopping at a service station.


Making it fit: Crissy discovered that she had lost weight when she tried on Jessica-Jane's size six shorts


Losing weight: Crissy was so happy to have shed the pounds whilst in the jungle


'I'll normally pick up a few sausage rolls and two custard tarts,' she told the group.

Her camp mates persuaded her that she can no longer do that, and should stick to eating less in the future.




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By Andrea Magrath


Confidence: Gary Barlow reveals that he gets a kick out of people calling him 'too thin' after a lifelong battle with his weight


He has had women across the country swooning as he deals out stern criticism to the X Factor contestants every Saturday and Sunday night.

But the revelation that many, inlcuding his fellow judge Kelly Rowland, have a crush on him bewilders Gary Barlow, who is still coming to terms with being known as 'the hot one' from Take That, after years of being taunted as 'the fat one.'

Speaking to this week's Grazia, the 40-year-old reveals: 'I'm at a weight that I'm just so bloody happy with and I feel amazing. I'm full of confidence.


'It's going to sound shallow, but being happy with the way I look makes me spring out of bed in the morning and want to live life.'

Barlow's weight famously ballooned a he battle depression after Take That's break-up in 1996.

But he is currently on a high following the band's hugely successful reunion tour with Robbie Williams and a critically-acclaimed album.

'Weight has always been my enemy': Barlow pictured a decade ago on a family holiday when he was at his heaviest


In an interview with the magazine, Barlow credits his wife of 11 years, Dawn, with supporting him through the highs and lows.

'I knew she was the one for me because she understands me,' he says, revealing that he proposed over Chinese takeaway after pestering her to marry him for four years.

'She has known me through thick and thin. She has known me at 17 stone, when nobody wanted to call me anymore.

Dark days: Gary, pictured in 1998, admits he battled depression and overeating after the band broke up in 1996


'Dawn knows how weight has always been my enemy, how with every mouthful of food I have always felt guilty.

'I've actually had major problems with food for years and years. I realised that once I started to eat I couldn't stop.'

Gary admits he gets doesn't mind people going so far as to say he's lost too much weight.

'I can't say I don't get a little kick out of it. Me, too thin ... will wonders ever cease?'

Back on top: Gary began shedding pounds again when Take That reformed in 2005


But he won't become so vain that he'll follow in his boss Simon Cowell's footsteps.

'I'm not bothered about (Botox)' he tells Grazia. 'I'm bothered about how I feel.

I'm light on my feet at the moment. I can spring around, play football with the kids, I can put on a suit and say "I look nice."'

Barlow admits that the ratings battle has him sweating every week.

'There's no question that every week when I'm waiting for the text with the ratings I'm s****ing myself. I want it to be great.'

Barlow, who said his only contact with show supremo Cowell was an 'occasional text', added it was 'a very aggressive show to be on'.

Terrified: Gary Barlow has admitted he struggles with nerves while waiting to find out how well X Factor has done in the ratings battle


He said: 'Simon (Cowell) warned me very early that I was strapping myself into a rollercoaster.

On Sunday night, The X Factor soundly beat Strictly Come Dancing in the ratings after the BBC show beat the ITV show on Saturday.

On Sunday the X Factor got an average audience of about 12million and Strictly got 10.7million.

Meanwhile, Barlow also spoke about his battle with his weight, saying he finds it funny that people have commented that he now looks too thin.


Last chance: Gary with his last remaining contestant, Marcus Collins



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By Daisy Dumas


Where a finely-honed balance of affection and appropriateness normally rules wedding first kisses, TLC's new show, Virgin Diaries, delivers a brilliantly left-field version of toe-curling awkwardness.

From the newly-married couple's bizarre stance to their gnashing jaws, it seems that for this couple - who have never before kissed - there may be some long-overdue familiarising to do.

Theirs is one tale in the network's new series which launches this Sunday.

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Is it in his kiss: TLC's new show, Virgin Brides, sees one highly awkward first kiss play out in front of cameras


The show's applaudably candid stars have chosen to abstain from sex because of religion or lifestyle - or have simply found themselves celibate not out of choice.

Taking a look at how the adults go about living as virgins in a society that heaps pressure in the opposite direction, the show is the latest offering from the same channel that has brought us the highly controversial Toddler and Tiaras, the curiously compelling Sister Wives and the almost unbelievable I Didn't Know I was Pregnant series.


A kiss is just a kiss: The adult virgins are just one couple featured in the new series, which premieres on Sunday


Fans of the Virgin Diaries' laudible subject matter aside, the sneak peak, aired two days ago, has already developed something of a cult following, with a YouTube clip of the first kiss clocking up nearly a quarter of a million views already.

While viewers are now debating whether the happy kiss is staged or natural, there's no doubt that it is not just the TV audience who find the kiss cringe-inducing.


Look away: One guest - possibly the bride's father - is seen burying his head in his palm as he laughs in embarrassment at the couple's kiss

Going, going, gone: The man makes sure his eyes are firmly diverted from the amorous couple, but other guests watch on awkwardly


At one point, we see a man - perhaps the father of the bride - bury his head in his hand in embarrassed laughter, while those around him watch on and grin in fascination.

How the couple's first night together unfolded is, until Sunday, anyone's guess.

Virgin Diaries premieres on Sunday at 9pm on TLC.




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I'm nobody's puppet! X Factor reject Janet Devlin strums a guitar as she flies on home to Belfast

By Holly Thomas and Marcus Barnes


Back home: Janet Devlin poses with her mother and easyJet crew after flying back to Belfast last night


All they need now is a campfire, as Janet Devlin posed with easyJet staff and her mother during a flight back to Belfast last night.

The Irish teenager clutched her guitar on the empty flight, determined to highlight she is a real musician who writes her own songs.

Less than 24 hours after being voted off the X Factor, Janet Devlin had already turned on the show saying it turned her into a karaoke singer.


The 17-year-old lost out to fellow singer Misha B on Sunday night, but said she could have gone further if she'd have been a 'puppet' and done exactly what she was told.

Janet lashed out at the show during an appearance on the Lorraine Kelly Show yesterday.

She told the chat show host: 'To me the sad thing about X Factor, and it's brought me down a lot, is the fact that I've just been covering other people's songs.

Farewell London: Janet steps away from the spotlight as she flies home after being ejected from The X Factor last Sunday


'It got to the point where I felt like a karaoke artist every Saturday night.'

And she reiterated that despite being told the opposite she stuck to her guns to avoid being a 'puppet'.

She said: 'From the start of the show I wanted to be myself and I didn't really care, in the sense that I just did what was me. I could have been a puppet and done a lot better but why would I do that?'

Puppet show: Janet Devlin appeared on the Lorraine Kelly Show where she lashed out at the X Factor saying it turned her into a karaoke singer


Janet's comments came as her choice of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ infamous 1992 hit, Under The Bridge, for her sing-off song put the X Factor at the centre of a new drugs scandal.

Viewers have protested over the flame-haired singer's song choice for her performance during the live results show.

The song about ex-addict Anthony Kiedis, 49, includes troubling lyrics about heroin needles drawing blood, has been slammed as an 'irresponsible' choice by children’s charities and anti-drugs groups.

Controversial: Janet Devlin, who lost her place on the X Factor last night, has come under fire for her song choice


The Sun reports that Claude Knights of child protection charity Kidscape complained: 'The X Factor is a family show and this was a disturbing and irresponsible song choice.'

Drug charity Focus 12, which offers counseling to addicts, has reportedly labelled the decision tasteless for a purportedly family-friendly show.

Homeward bound: Janet's rendition of Red Hot Chili Peppers' infamous hit Under The Bridge wasn't enough to save her last night


'The producers of The X Factor have a moral and social responsibility to the millions of children and teenagers who tune in,' raged head Chip Somers.

'They should be smarter about song choices, particularly given recent events on the show. The recent demise of Amy Winehouse should have shown us all how tragic drug and alcohol abuse is.'

'It is not something that should be taken lightly.'

I did it my way: Janet stuck to her guns and refused to be a 'puppet' for the show

According to The Sun an ITV spokesman has responded to the outcry: 'We won’t know if we have any complaints about this until Monday.'

The issue is particularly poignant considering ex contestant Frankie Cocozza lost his place in the competition after admitting to snorting cocaine.

Despite the strength in numbers of regional voting, Janet Devlin lost her place in The X Factor semi-final this weekend.

Still smiling: Janet managed a cheery look as she left the X Factor studios last night, but anti-drugs groups are in uproar over her last performance


After battling Misha B in the bottom two, it seems her native Northern Ireland couldn't save her.

It was little surprise, considering she forgot the lyrics to her first song on Saturday while singing Hanson hit MMMBop in the Guilty Pleasures round.

Clear victor: There was little doubt that Misha B would survive another week


The redhead performed well in the sing-off, tapping into the innocence of her very first audition with a rendition of Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

But as Misha B belted out a hit from the Fame soundtrack, nailing her version of Out Here On My Own by Irene Cara, it was clear who was safe.

Humble: Janet gives rival Misha B a hug as she's voted off the show

Judge Louis Walsh said: 'It's getting tougher and tougher. I'm taking everything into consideration, judging on last night's two performances and the sing-off. The act I'm sending home is Janet.'

Fellow panellist Tulisa Contostavlos followed his lead, continuing: 'I'm going to base my decision on the person who has a career after the show, who will sell records and sellout arenas.

'I'm sorry to say I'm sending home Janet.'

Their mentor Kelly Rowland turned on the waterworks, refusing to decide between the two.

'I know how great these two young ladies are. Janet, I admire you as a musician and you bring something so unique to the music industry. I absolutely love you and adore you,' she gushed.

'Misha, my goodness girl, you just want this so bad. I have to pass it, I'm sorry.'

The majority verdict was therefore decided, without Gary Barlow even having his say as Dermot O'Leary declared Janet was going home.

However, when O'Leary later quizzed Barlow, he said: 'I'd have sent Janet home.'


Poignant: Former contestant Frankie Cocozza, pictured performing in Liverpool on Thursday, lost his place on the X Factor after admitting to snorting cocaine




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By Sarah Bull


Before and after: The poor unsuspecting model who was given the 'Scouse brow' on last night's premiere episode of Desperate Scousewives


Thanks to a little programme called The Only Way Is Essex, the vajazzle became a beauty procedure now synonymous with the county.

And it seems E4's new show Desperate Scousewives, which follows in the footsteps of its 'semi-reality' predecessors, is about to do the same for the 'Scouse Brow'.

Make-up artist and hair stylist Jodie Lundstram introduced the look on the premiere episode of the programme last night, unleashing the thick black brows on to an unsuspecting model as part of an 'audition' for a job interview at a beauty salon.


After being told she should show off what she can do by the salon owners Mark and Christopher, Jodie announced she would be debuting the Scouse brow.

And while Mark and Christopher looked less than convinced by the brows, which dominated fair model Cassie's petite face, she insisted she was thrilled with her new look.

After seeing Cassie's reaction, Mark and Christopher offered Cassie the job on the spot, saying to each other: 'Well, the customer is always right!'

Jodie is obviously a fan of the Scouse brow herself, with her blonde hair in sharp contrast to her heavy brows.

The mouthy blonde also showed the salon owners that she has a novel approach to being interviewed, turning the tables on them and asking them various personal questions about themselves.

After asking the gay married couple if they were brothers, Jodie proceeded to question them about their ages, leaving the pair unamused by her forwardness.

She also told them at the interview stage that she would be needing time off 'to watch her brother playing football', which did little to impress her prospective bosses.

However, it seems Jodie's bright personality and ability to get the job done won the salon owners over, and she was given the position.


Is it going well? Lydia was asked to demonstrate her skills as part of an audition forming a job interview with salon owners Mark and Christopher


They've got the Liverpool look: The 'Scouse Brow' has some famous fans too in Abbey Clancy, Alex Gerrard and Coleen Rooney


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By Ben Todd and Tom Kelly



George Michael’s family are today at the stricken star’s hospital bedside in Vienna.

The singer, who is suffering from severe pneumonia, has been joined by his 75-year-old father Kyriacos Panayiotou – known as Jack Panos – as well as sisters Melanie, 49 and Yioda, 53.

His former boyfriend, art dealer Kenny Goss, is also due to join the group in the Austrian capital.

A close friend told the Mail: ‘His whole family are with him. They are very close-knit.

‘George is just such a lucky man in that sense. He’s so adored.’

The 48-year-old star’s boyfriend, hair stylist Fadi Fawaz, has kept a bedside vigil since the singer fell ill on Monday last week.

Mr Fawaz, 38, appeared tired and drawn as he left the hospital during the weekend.

He was accompanied by two women, believed to be Michael’s sisters, one of whom held her head in her hands waiting in the lobby at the AKH hospital.

A hospital spokesman yesterday declined to comment on the singer’s condition.


Hour of need: The singer with his father, Kyriacos Panayiotou, who is at the hospital along with the star's sisters


Speaking of 53-year-old Goss, Michael’s partner for 13 years until 2009, the friend continued: ‘Kenny of course is very concerned. He has been in touch every day. They will always be the best of friends.’

The AKH is Europe’s largest hospital with 1,600 doctors, including world experts in pneumonia who are treating Michael in the intensive care unit using a Triadyne Proventa bed, designed for critical cases.

Michael fell ill last week hours before he was due on stage in the city, and on Friday cancelled the rest of his Symphonica tour.



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By Sarah Fitzmaurice


Fighting back: Kim Kardashian is releasing her work-out DVD, which is already available in the U.S., in Britain


Kris Humphries is said to have branded her 'fat ass' during their short lived marriage, but now Kim Kardashian is fighting back.

The reality TV star, who is never one to miss a business opportunity, is planning to cash in on the all the weight drama.

The 31-year-old is releasing her work-out DVD Ultimate Butt Body Sculpt in the UK just after Christmas.


The video, which is already available in the U.S., shows Kim in a cut away low cut black top, with black leggings and a thick waistbelt around her middle.

To top it off the TV star has also donned a pair of fingerless leather gloves.

Not only has Kim gone the extra mile with her workout wear, she has also donned a full face of makeup for the exercise session.


Unusual ensemble: The star is dressed in a cut away low cut black top, with black leggings and a thick waist-belt around her middle

Time for a stretch: Kim also wore a full face of makeup for the exercise session and had her hair coiffed into lovely curls around her shoulders

Kim is seen lifting some tiny dumbbells and she is also seen stretching on a step.

The DVD, which was made in conjunction with Kardashian-endorsed weight-loss supplement Quick Trim in 2009, will be released in the UK on December 26.

The decision to promote the video comes after Kris, whom Kim filed for divorce from on October 31, made derogatory comments about the star's shape.

During last night's premiere episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York, he was shown struggling to lift her up.

Lingerie on show: In another shot Kim is seen stretching show off her cleavage in a pink bra

'God, you ate a lot of wedding cake,' he said, before the pair come crashing down onto the bed.

During the show, Kim participated in a yoga session taken by a naked male instructor.

The class left Kris fuming and he ultimately decided to move out of their New York hotel, which they were sharing with her sister Kourtney and her family.

Getting heavy:Kris is seen joking with Kim about her weight and told her she had eaten too much wedding cake


He concluded: 'Mason's playpen five yards from my room. Naked yoga dudes. I think I am going to go to Minnesota and get ready for the season and just train and stuff.'

Kim replies: 'I don't really know what to say. I just don't really get it, we're going to live separate and stuff.'

Kris tried to reassure her: 'I love you - just don't get upset with me.'

The series, filmed before the couple split, will chart their doomed relationship.

While there has been an online petition to get the Kardashians off the air it appears fans are as keen as ever to keep up with the family.

Kourtney and Kim take New York managed to pull in 3.2million viewers last night.

Although shy of the 4.4million who tuned in to watch Kim's fairytale wedding the second series of KKTNY pulled in more viewers than the first.


Angry: Kris didn't appreciate the alternative workout that Kim enjoyed and told her he was moving out



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