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Joe Lycett, Pleasance Courtyard: More research into a cure for ADHD! When do we want it!? Mark Smith, Pleasance Courtyard: Hayley Ellis, Pleasance Courtyard: My first boyfriend asked me to do missionary and I buggered off to Africa for six months. Mainly because he looks like David Miliband reflected in a spoon. Nothing happens in it. Tom Deacon, Pleasance Dome:

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This is fine up to a point but you then lose the goodwill of the record shops who have historically done a great deal to promote bands via word of mouth and in-store promotions. Which would rhyme nicely with Stipe more recent output of. John Peel and the NME did more to promote in a week than a thousand shops could do in a year.

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Here Benjie Goodhart talks to Gok. We live in harsh times at the moment. Is there more of an emphasis on shopping on a budget in the new series? Those 24 pieces must be interchangeable for different outfits. What advice would you give to people who are shopping from clothes and want to save a bit of money? The disposable clothing days are over.

What kind of secrets are you talking about? The idea of successfully mixing textures, fabrics, colours, different genres of fashion, different kinds of look. The idea that you can get a day look and dress it up or dress it down with accessories. Staying with the budget fashion theme, do you ever buy clothes from charity shops?

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Dawn French on how her secret six-year mission to help women is finally making a difference The actress is shining the spotlight on a cause she cares about deeply March 12, – It works with people and grassroots organisations in those countries where the practice is prevalent, such as Kenya, Senegal and India, to try to change attitudes and practices. Or, as she puts it: Parents have their daughter cut because they believe it is the right thing socially.

In his brand new book, Gok Wan shares his favourite recipes for fresh and healthy meals – inspired by the flavours of Asia. Gok’s recipes draw influence from the East, as he teaches us how to add flavour and a splash of originality through his distinctive style of simple, fast cooking/5.

York Membery Why Paris? I adore the shopping, the art and culture, and, of course, the food. I love the idea of going somewhere that is so different from England, but is only a train ride away. And I think Parisians’ reputation for being rude is unfounded: I’ve always found them welcoming without being over the top. They just allow you to do your thing.

Anything special I should pack? Sunglasses, regardless of the time of year. Paris is effortlessly chic and the moment you put on a pair of shades, you become just that bit more stylish. I love watching Parisians going about their business, invariably wearing a pair of sunglasses. What’s the first thing you do? Go to the Galeries Lafayette, a famous Paris department store — think Selfridges rather than Harrods — which has quite a few brand names that are unfamiliar to me, which makes shopping there such fun.

I’ll then go and buy a massive baguette, sit in Saint-Germain, and just soak up the city’s unique atmosphere.

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While some have gone onto become huge household names, not everyone can be an Ant or a Dec, with some fading into complete obsurity. Prepare for a serious hit of nostalgia The couple now have two children together. She then moved into the world of radio, hosting a show for Capital. He also set up a media production company which produces entertainment news shows for websites across the world.

Most recently, she hosted a show on Salford City Radio, and is now a full-time mother to her two boys, having also had a daughter, who sadly died in , at just 17 months.

Gok Wan is a style supremo and every woman’ In his fantastic new style bible Gok breathes new life into your existing wardrobe, showing you how to transform the basics we all have into a fabulous new look/5(15).

Did they feel great? As they huddled together in their underwear in a filthy, disused Victorian swimming baths, the lucky finalists in Gok Wan’s Miss Naked Beauty competition felt anything but. For Sonia Potoczny, 30, the stunt not only left her shocked and embarrassed, but sickened by its brutality. Gok Wan gropes one of the competitors in for his Miss Naked Beauty competition ‘I was genuinely scared,’ she says.

Denise Ching took part in Gok Wan’s Miss Naked Beauty show The production team had resolutely refused to reveal the exact premise of his exciting new series, saying only that the experience was guaranteed to be an uplifting one. They had just 15 seconds to decide whether to leave the pool – abandoning their shot at a yet-toberevealed dream prize – or to tear off their expensive, drycleanonly eveningwear and prepare for an ice-cold soaking.

The knickers I was wearing were see-through and I didn’t want to be seen on TV like that. But everyone around me seemed OK with it and I think we all still believed there was a good reason for taking part. It is his tried-andtested method for restoring their battered confidence. As the presenter of How To Look Good Naked, Gok has cajoled so many hefty housewives into the nude, and introduced them to their inner goddess in the process, it’s little wonder these women trusted that this leap of faith would be rewarded.

What have I got myself into? My face, smeared with make-up, is on the trailer for the show. My parents say they’re proud of me no matter what, but I can’t help feeling I’ve let them down.

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But I loved everything else in Work Your Wardrobe. Work Your Wardrobe is great if you need a helping hand to pick basic clothes to start off your wardrobe, it gives great helpful tips on how you could then expand on the basics and jazz them up with accessorsies and how to finish all off with some make-up. It would make a great gift for any friend or female family member and it’s also a great gift to ask for with it soon approaching christmas!

You either love him or you hate him. I’m unfortunately in the latter camp.

This Morning fans were in hysterics at Gok Wan’s fashion advice for breastfeeding mums on today’s show. Many joked his choices for the three real mum models were unrealistic as Gok revealed he.

Blog home Is Gok’s Clothes Roadshow a catwalk too far? Tonight Channel 4 launches a new vehicle for fashion guru Gok Wan — but will new gimmicks make for a better show? C4 For the past few years Channel 4 has been the station of the lifestyle expert: But employing so many experts also has its risks — namely they can only do one thing very well. Take Kirstie Allsopp for example.

Brilliant at property shows, rather less watchable when glumly stitching some uninspiring cushions together for an entire series Which brings us to tonight’s Gok’s Clothes Roadshow, C4’s latest Gok Wan vehicle. Like Allsopp, Gok only has one trick. It involves a finding a sad-looking woman with lots of horrible cardigans, b getting her to swap the cardigans for some magic underwear and dresses that aren’t quite as horrible and c passing the result off as a profound psychological breakthrough by making her cry while someone plays an instrumental version of Rule the World by Take That in the background.

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I take women who have been single for a long time and teach them how to flirt, about self-esteem and, of course, I give them a makeover. Where else can you go and talk about yourself for three hours? I left school at 14 and I was deemed to be quite thick and stupid and that motivates me not to feel like that about myself again. Goks brand new fashion and love life makeover series sees him taking on the role of personal stylist, flirting coach and all round match-maker as he takes a single woman, transfers them and gets them a sexy new date.

In the show, once the single womans new look is under control its time for Gok to turn into the ultimate dating coach as he gives a crash course in flirting and speed dating. The new Westfield Body Shape Calculator at au is an easy way to not only know your shape, but all the trends that can suit your proportions.

Learn about Gok Wan: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. He became famous for offering fashion advice to celebrities. Before Fame. He attended Charles Keene College of Further Education. Trivia.

I mean, isn’t it human nature to think about what others think of you? It’s hard to live in a world comprised of people who’re social animals , most of whom do think a great deal about and are very affected by what others think of them – whether it is their looks or their intelligence or their performance in the bedroom or their dress or whatever. And I don’t think one develops that overnight.

Ann has it right and as long as you give your power away you will continue to fear what others think of you. I spent decades worrying about what others thought of me and it brought me nothing but pain. When you become able to be your own best friend and to realize that the only opinion of how you are perceived is the one you hold in your mind. That’s not to say that you may want people to think well of you, because that’s a pretty common emotion.

The difference lies in whether you need others to like you, to feel good about yourself.

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Charles II’s ” King of Bling ” rap can also be considered this, as Charles brags about his popularity in general and having done “what was right and proper” during the Great Fire of London in particular “Proved I’m more than a bopper — I’m a fire-stopper! He even lists the names of several women he, ah, “broke the wedding rules” with. Of the “thrower gets hit” variety, when an Egyptian hunter tries to show off his cat’s ability to fetch. Parodied twice, complete with angsty spotlights and precision dance moves.

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Gok Wan Says Flirt With Food 12 November The Fashion and Dating Guru Says Flirt With Food By ‘flirt with food’ I don’t mean go and ask and apple out on a date or tell a Shepard’s Pie that they look like they’ve been hitting the gym; I mean flirt with .

Chatty Man set to make his soap debut in Hollyoaks cameo this week – along with his beloved pooches Internet Unknown At one point, comedian Alan is up on his mates shoulders as the crowds dance the night away in what appears to be a giant gazebo. Alan has his arms in the air like he just doesn’t care and a huge smile on his face. Comedian Carr, 41, known for hosting the popular Channel 4 chat show, and party planner Drayton became engaged during a holiday to Indonesia in The TV personality shared a photograph of the couple on a beach on Mexico with his more than , followers.

With a long list of celebrity friends including singer Adele, fashion guru and presenter Gok Wan and TV and radio presenter Melanie Sykes, the wedding will likely be a star-studded event. Fashion stylist Gok Wan burst onto our TV screens more than a decade ago, helping women to love themselves, lumps and all. I got stopped in London once and a woman said: But I have zero confidence when it comes to meeting famous people I fancy.

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It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined

50 Shades Of Gok Wan Gok Wan is a year old fashion consultant in the UK, famous for his extremely popular television program on Channel 4 “How to Look Good Naked” – how could we forget? He is also an author of fashion style books and a television presenter of various fashion and style television programmes.

Storylines[ edit ] Heather is introduced as the best friend of Shirley Carter Linda Henry , who loves cheese and karaoke , is a fan of George Michael and suffers from asthma. Heather accepts, and enters them into a wedding competition. When Hazel leaves Minty, Heather pretends to be Hazel so they can remain in the competition and split the prize money. Minty and Heather grow closer, and on the eve of the wedding, Heather realises she has fallen in love with Minty and they later marry.

However, Heather later files for annulment , as she and Minty did not consummate their marriage. Heather remains in love with Minty, but with no chance of a reconciliation, Shirley decides to cheer Heather up by taking her to visit the home of her idol George Michael. Shirley later discovers that the house they are trespassing in is in fact not George Michael’s, but she keeps this information to herself.

When Heather discovers this, she slaps Shirley across the face and runs to the toilets in tears. However, an unseen person goes in and comforts Heather, and they sleep together that night. At the hospital, tests reveal that she is pregnant. Heather gives birth in hospital, she is surprised to be told she has had a boy. She names him George Michael , after the singer.

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Within hours of opening, chaos erupted as the baggage system failed and thousands of people were left in turmoil. Thankfully though he only wanted to ask my opinion on whether I preferred woman with flat stomachs or larger tummies. I told him that a six pack was my ideal and he looked bemused until I explained I was referring to men. Ben was one of the first dot. He set up his own business on his 15th birthday and became the youngest company director in the UK.

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Chapters cover all occasions from lunch ideas to dinner parties and date nights and include curries, stir-fries, odles, salads, soups and even desserts. He shares many of his family’s traditional recipes too, but gives them a modern twist for today’s kitchen tables – try Sweet miso marinated chicken and pak choy, Sweet potato and Brazil nut curry and Poppa Wan’s fu yung.

And, running throughout, are Gok’s words of advice on wok cooking, his favourite ingredients and tips on preparation and entertaining Gok-style. For Gok, great eating should be hassle-free, and these recipes are exactly that – tasty dishes that are low stress, good for you and make minimal mess. Author Biography Now a regular on our television, Gok first hit our screens back in with his acclaimed series How to Look Good Naked.

He has written five books, including his bestselling autobiography Through Thick and Thin.

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