Cheryl Cole speaks out to help raise malaria awareness

Mar,22 2014

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*WARNING* The video contains upsetting scenes

When I climbed Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief five years ago it was honestly one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. The motivation lay in knowing it could help in eradicating malaria and ultimately saving lives by providing mosquito nets.

“I didn’t for one minute think that only a year later I would get malaria myself and become so ill that at one point I was given 24 hours to live. It was the scariest thing you could ever imagine for me and for my friends and family.

“The pain I felt and went through, it’s what so many people go through, all because they don’t have a mosquito net which could save their life. I was lucky, I had the best care I could get. Some people are not so lucky. A £5 mosquito net could keep a child safe and really does help.

In 2009 when I climbed Kilimanjaro a million kids a year were dying of malaria, now five years later it’s 150,000 less per year. That’s 150,000 kids saved so we are beating malaria. But there are still hundreds of thousands who still need our help. Sport Relief money goes to helping provide mosquito nets to help the people that need it most.

“I’ve decided to speak out about this again now because having experienced it, it’s obviously very close to my heart and I want people to know how easy it is to help.

To make a donation, call 03457 910 910 now or go to

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[VIDEO] Sarah Harding on Loose Women 21/03/14

Mar,21 2014

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After Sarah missed her first appearance 2 weeks ago due to being ill, she rescheduled and made it to the Loose Women studios this afternoon.

She talked about her first solo gig last night at Kensington Palace and how it was to perform on her own, talking about being excited for her showcase next week, nerves and just loving being back on stage again. She also spoke with Jamelia about her time as a mentor on The Voice of Ireland.

Thanks to Will for uploading the video on Youtube, watch the interview again.

See some gorgeous pictures of Sarah on the set [HERE] and leaving the studios [HERE]

Sarah performs at Street Child’s 5th Anniversary party

Mar,21 2014

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Sarah stole the show at Street Child’s 5th Anniversary party at Kensington Palace last night.

She was dressed to definitely impress, in a Yuvna Kim sheer black gown, blunt cut shoulder-length bob and fringe with smoky eyes.

Her stylist, Ozzy Shah, has kindly shared this little video from one of her new songs on instagram:

And to end the night, Sarah left a message to her fans straight after the performance:

Do what Sarah says and give what you can afford to Street Child [HERE] – We did!

Check out all the photos from the evening on the forum:

Thank you @OzzyShahStylist!!

Behind the scenes of England’s World Cup song for #SportRelief

Mar,20 2014

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Sport Relief joins forces with Gary Barlow and many other familiar faces to produce the 2014 World Cup song for England.

The cover of Take That’s song ‘Greatest Day’ will be officially launched on Friday, 21 March, and features England football legends Sir Geoff Hurst, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, David Seaman, Michael Owen, Martin Keown, Dion Dublin, Gary Pallister and Carlton Palmer.

Pop stars Katy B, Eliza Doolittle, Kimberley Walsh, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm also lend a helping hand and join the star-studded chorus.

The video will make its debut on Sport Relief night on 21 March.

Here is another clip where the stars get interviewed. Kimberley is shown at 49 seconds and 1 min 28 secs.

[VIDEO] Kimberley on You Saw Them Here First 19/03/14

Mar,20 2014

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Check out Kimberley being shown some old clips of her early acting career, that was aired last night on ‘You Saw Them Here First’.

You may recognise 1 or 2 of them from other programmes we’ve seen in the past, but there’s some unseen footage too.

She also went to surprise Samia Ghadie on the set of Coronation Street to show her some old clips, where Kimberley even stars in the same clip ‘The Ward’, bullying Samia’s character!

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Sarah Harding declares ‘I’m a flabby size 8′ as she prepares for solo release

Mar,19 2014

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Sarah Harding is paranoid her solo bid is being weighed down by her ‘bouncing thighs’ after the star dubbed herself as ‘a flabby size 8’.

Despite her enviable pop figure, the 32-year-old has hit the treadmill in a bid to regain her washboard stomach.

‘I was a size 6 from all the dancing in Girls Aloud and I must have been under eight stone and that is not a healthy weight,’ the blonde star admitted.

‘Now I am a flabby size 8 and my thighs and bum really need toning. I don’t want them bouncing back on me! I was always sporty before the band and I was a gym bunny.’

Harding is the last of the disbanded girl group to go it alone in the music business, which she is now game to do after putting rehab and wild partying behind her.

‘My twenties were definitely for break-ups and hangovers and it’s a real learning curve. I think your twenties are the most dramatic years of your life,’ she explained. ‘I am forever going to have that coming back and biting me on the arse but we all make our mistakes.

‘I went through a lot of s***… mine just got publicised.’

Harding insists she has ‘grown up a lot’ and hopes to have kids by 35 after falling in love with childhood pal, DJ Mark Foster.

But first up, she must overcome a daunting debut tomorrow at Kensington Palace in London with an acoustic set in aid of Street Child.

‘I guess when you take time out of the limelight, your confidence does take a knocking,’ admitted the anxious star. ‘I have never met William and Kate before so hopefully I will get to meet them.’

Lining up a musical treat for the royals, the star added: ‘There is this one particular track called Alter-Ego that I love. I wrote it with Kylie’s producers and it’s a bit of a sinister track. It talks about my other side.’

On Wednesday March 26th Sarah will appear at the O2 Academy Islington for her first showcase gig (tickets available from


Kimberley does it for chari-tee

Mar,19 2014

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Ever stylish Kimberley Walsh sure knows how to rock the ‘tucked in tee’ look.

The 32 year-old singer and newly announced mum-to-be is doing it in style with her fashionably fabulous Sport Relief T-shirt.

Available in sizes from extra small to extra-large, with lovely little ones for lovely little ones, the must-have fundraising accessory is available online or at larger Sainsbury’s stores across the UK. Made from Fairtrade certified cotton, you’ll not only look good but you’ll be doing some good even before you start to fundraise.

Whether you’re running, swimming or cycling at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, make sure you keep your cool doing it with a fantastic chari-tee  (Adults £10 with at least £4 going to Sport Relief, Kids t-shirt from £6 with at least £2.40 going to Sport Relief).


Interview: GT talks to Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding

Mar,19 2014

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Interview: GT talks to Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding

But this time, the girl is going it alone…

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s day than sitting down with our favourite half-Irish popstar – Sarah Harding. The former Girls Aloud star is getting ready to go it alone, and dropped in to GT towers today to talk her brand new album, going solo and, urm, using her whips on us. Yes, really.

GT: Sarah! It’s St Patrick’s Day – shouldn’t you be out celebrating?

SH: I’ve been too busy working to be celebrating! I’ve got so much going on and I haven’t finish rehearsing yet. I haven’t finished the vocals on some songs yet, so I need to get my head around them. But you know the ones I’m most worried about? The Girls Aloud ones! There were five of us singing before, and now it’s just me.

So what can people expect from your big live showcase at London’s Islington Academy at the end of the month?

Well, I’m only going to be doing about three Girls Aloud tracks. The majority are all mine, and I might do a couple of cheeky covers as well. I really can’t wait to get going, though. I’ve just sorted out the order of the setlist today, and I’m really excited. It’s that one step closer.

I think we’ve reached the light of the end of the tunnel and i’m actually really excited. Once I get to the venue I’ll know exactly how i’m going to play the stage and the audience, and where exactly I want everything to be. At the moment I’m excited – but tomorrow I’ll probably be crapping myself. It comes and goes. It’s one end of the spectrum to the other – scared, happy, scared, happy. It’s a roller coaster.

The important question – have you decided what you’re going to be wearing yet?

Oh yeah! Or lack of! [laughs] It’s going to be cool and it’s going to be hot.

And as well as the showcase, you’ve got a gig at Kensington Palace coming up for the charity Street Child…

That’s right! I’ll be doing a couple of my songs and a Girls Aloud track as well, and that’s going to be acoustic. Anything that’s for a good cause, i want to be a part of. And being asked to sing at Kensington Palace as well – hello! Kate! Wills! [laughs]

Are you nervous?

It’s scary – doing it acoustically without any production! I’ve already done one rehearsal with the guys before. But for me, growing up I came from a musical background, so I’m used to the minimal stuff anyway. I prefer to just go back to basics. It’s going to be a real tester for me, though, to see how I cope with being on my own. I’m just going to imagine I’m up there singing with my dad’s band, or with my brother on one of his acoustic sets doing The Doobie Brothers.

So when can we expect the debut album? It’s what everyone’s waiting for!

I’m the only one who hasn’t really done the solo album yet! I’ve done the soundtracks, but not this! I like to keep everyone waiting… no, it’s not through any fault of my own. It’s just the timing has never been right. And now, I just feel like I have enough songs to put out there and give people an idea of what I’m about, and to see what I’m like on my own live.

I’ve been basically been working on stuff on and off for years, but I’m such a perfectionist I’ve never really come to the conclusion of it all being finished. There’s still stuff coming in now that I really wanted to work on. There’s no actual finish date on anything.

But what I want to do is just start getting it out there and getting some feedback. The fans have been going on at me forever and I’ve been wanting to get out there again and perform, because that’s what I love to do, is perform live. I just love to get entertaining and get the crowd going.

Girls Aloud has always had massive support from the gay community – why do you think that is?

Well, it was all about five outspoken naughty girls. Look at Kylie – she’s gorgeous, sexy and quirky… And every one of us all had a different element that people could relate to. And we’d play up to it as well! The banter, and strong women…

Well, we do like a strong woman to keep us in check…

If you keep talking like that i’m gonna get my whip out. [laughs] Men love fabulous women, what can I say?

You can read more from our interview with Sarah Harding in a forthcoming issue of GT.

Sarah will play London’s Islington Academy on Wednesday, 26 March. Tickets are available now – click here to buy.


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