September, 2013

18 September


Celeb parties, LFW and the end of BB

Hey Hello Readers,

Next week I’ll be hopping from one runway to the next as fashion month continues but until then, let me tell you all about the week that’s just been. I’m talking celebrities, fitness, frocks and parties as you enter a week in the life of me.

MTV Party
I went to the star-studded MTV ‘Staying Alive’ party this week, which was run by a charity who were raising awareness of HIV. At the party I a) saw the original Sugababes (now called ‘MKS’) perform, b) hung out with Vanessa White of The Saturdays fame (who officially wins the award for being Pop’s Shortest, Cutest Singer – y’know, if that was an actual award) and c) taxied home with the Lawson boys (fear not, we went our separate ways and split the taxi fare).

Me and the cute and lovely Vanessa White

Me and the cute and lovely Vanessa White

London Fashion Week
Another highlight of my week was Fearne Cotton’s fashion show for her Very range. I recycled the outfit I wore on Big Brother (don’t worry, I washed it first), but was put to shame by Fearne who had not one, but two outfit changes! Cotton by name, cotton by nature (well, except that one outfit was silk, but you get my gist). She looked stunning in both. There were celebs everywhere, too: Dionne Bromfield, Wretch 32, Stooshe, McFly… and then little ol’ me! It really was great fun and the collection was VERY lovely (geddit? Took me all day to come up with that).

Me rocking my look at Fearne Cotton's Very range show at London Fashion Week

Me rocking my look at Fearne Cotton’s Very range show at London Fashion Week



Witness the (fake) Fitness
I’ve been getting quite a lot of compliments on Twitter regarding my ‘toned arms’ recently. I’m honestly flattered but I must confess, it’s all an illusion. My arms are naturally quite long anyway which I think gives the impression that they’re more toned than they are since the fat and muscle are spread out over a large surface area. Really! If you don’t have arms like poles, then below are my quick daily fixes.

It’s over. The dream is over! No more civilian or celebrity housemates in the BB compound. If you tuned in to watch the finale, then you’ll have seen all the housemates reunited for one last time. For me, the highlights included Rustie Lee singing The Prodigy, getting on stage with the reformed pop legends 5ive and, of course, the Geordie Shore/bed-wetting (not sure which she’s most famous for?!) Charlotte being crowned as winner! It really was all a bit emotional, though. The BB production team have felt like my extended family these past few months and I’m going to miss them loads (not quite sure they’ll miss me though – I left my dressing room in quite a state). I gave Rylan and Emma Willis one long and slow hug goodbye. I think it lasted a full two minutes. In retrospect, it was a bit of an awkward thing to do because I’ll be seeing them at the wrap party very soon!

Me with my BB Bit On The Side family

Me with my BB Bit On The Side family


In other news, I went to a fancy dress fashion party where I took over the dance floor and invented a dance routine with my friends. People kept on commenting on how great my fancy dress outfit was but unfortunately, I hadn’t actually dressed up, so that was… just great.

‘Til next time, comrades!

AJ x

08 September


What a busy week! Back to school, twerking with Rylan and attending the ‘hottie’ awards…

Swatting Up

School’s back! And I’ve been trying my hardest to get a gold star by helping my schoolteacher boyfriend spruce up his Year Six classroom. In an instant, my closest acquaintances became staple guns, glue and coloured paper. I helped put up wall displays, posters, and even erected a giant, green gazebo and filled it with books and cushions to create a reading jungle for the kids. If that doesn’t make me the teacher’s pet, I don’t know what on earth will!


Witness the Fitness

Confession time: I have been a very naughty schoolgirl this week… I haven’t hit the gym once! To make up for it, I did an organised Park Run. Park Run have weekly 5km timed runs around the world every Saturday and Sunday morning. ‘Saturday and Sunday morning? That’s crazy!’ I hear you cry,  and normally I’d agree but it was so much fun and better still, it’s free. To get your sweat on and find your local run visit

To boost my protein and energy levels I’m also downing Maxitone. It’s nutritious, delicious and, most importantly of all, it’s pretty and pink. Ta-da!


Celebrity Big Brother

Do you ever get that feeling that your life is flashing before your very eyes? One minute it was the launch of Big Brother and the next, we’ve less than a week to go until the finale of Celebrity BB. I want to scream ‘slow down!’ but it’s pointless (and also awkward. I found this out the hard way during BBBOTs rehearsals). Time really does fly when you’re having fun.

This week Carol McGiffin re-entered the CBB house after housemates thought that she’d actually been evicted. Oh, how wrong they were. Hearing the doorbell ring and McGiffin’s voice bellowing, “Surprise!” was like watching the “Here’s Jonny” scene from The Shining… Only it wasn’t Jonny it was Carol… and it wasn’t scary either… so, err, nothing like the Shining. Still, you know what I mean. TV gold!

Meanwhile, on Bit On the Side, Rylan Clark and I mimicked Miley Cyrus’ twerk at the VMA’s. Contrary to popular belief, breaking out into song and dance during a live TV show is not a contractual obligation of ours. Although I slightly wish it was.


GQ Man of the Year Awards

Red carpet. Check. A-List celebrities. Check. Hot men. Ding ding ding! It could only mean one thing: it was time for the GQ Man of the Year Awards!

With the likes of Samuel L Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Pharell Williams and Michael Douglas all in the same room, you’ll understand why it took me so long to choose my outfit (seventy two hours to be exact) and for having heart palpitations every time one of them walked past me.

I wanted to tell Samuel L Jackson that I thought Snakes On the Plane was one of the most underrated, iconic pieces of popular film art ever, but he was busy. I wanted to walk over to Justin Timberlake and kiss his face, but I melted at the knees. I even wanted to touch George Lamb’s grey hair, but when I saw him I giggled and ran away. Way to be cool. Still, at least I got to hang out with showbiz reporter Dan Wootton. He’s hilarious.  The first thing he did was tell me a secret and make me pinky promise not to tell. Don’t worry Dan, your secret’s safe with me.


I’d also like to take a moment to express how great the goody bag was. Seriously. You know when you’re little and the best you could ever hope for is an adult-size pack of hula hoops and non-soggy party rings? Well, let’s just say, thanks to this party bag, a few men in my life will be getting a bottle of Hugo Boss very soon. Don’t thank me. Thank Hugo.


In other news, I had two fillings this week, and found myself with a £200 bill, a swollen mouth and a 24-hour dribble-fest. Oh well, at least it won’t just be Rylan’s teeth being talked about this week. Have a great week!

AJ xxx

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