Leigh Francis's Keith Lemon character has been announced as a brand ambassador for UK craft retailer Create and Craft, aiming to provide new content for a 'younger craft-engaged' audience. The Celebrity Juice host stars in an exclusive six part series on Create and Craft's YouTube channel, and commented 'I’m obviously more known for being "‘im off telly". But when I’m not being "‘im off telly" I do a lot of crafting as you’ll see over the next few months. At the beginning of lockdown people ran out and bulk bought bog role. I ran out and bulk bought masking tape, paints and bubble wrap (I do bubble wrap sculpts, I know! Crazy innit) Crazy but "crazy cool"!'.
Celebrities including Dame Helen Mirren, Geri Horner, Richard E Grant, Sir Ben Kingsley, Helen McCrory, Dominic West, Damian Lewis, Nile Rodgers, Omid Djalili, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Jon Culshaw, Martin Clunes, Midge Ure, Mike Rutherford, Stephen Fry and Tim Peake, are backing Magic Radio's new campaign in support of The Prince's Trust. As part of the fundraising appeal, Fry will host Stephen Fry’s Showstoppers on Scala Radio: In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, 'opening up about his love of classical music and his passion as an ambassador for The Trust', and Tony Moorey, Magic Radio Content Director, said 'Magic Radio have worked with The Prince’s Trust with their Palace to Palace event for the last 12 years and we are proud to continue to be supporting them at this crucial time, when an alarming proportion of young people are experiencing more anxiety and fears about their future than ever before'.
Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve has co-designed a capsule collection with A.P.C., featuring clothing and accessories. The French fashion label's founder, Jean Touitou, commented 'How did the idea of working with Catherine Deneuve come about? I don’t know. What I do know is that the idea somehow presented itself; it wasn’t created. It was never a concept. It was a reality that came to us naturally... Mutual trust and a shared love for the unsaid, as well as excess, made it possible for us to interact and create a little world of new heroines who have never been seen before'.
Amy Hunt, 18, made her mark on the sporting scene in the summer of 2019, when she set a new women’s under-18 world record with a time of 22.42 seconds in the 200m in Mannheim, before finishing the year with two gold medals at the European under-20s tournament. The Nottinghamshire based teenage sprinter, who's hoping to follow in the footsteps of Dina Asher-Smith, finished in third place in the women's 100m at the British Athletics Championships earlier this month, and recently completed her 2020 season with her first Diamond League competition in Doha. Noted by the British Athletics Writers' Association as the Young Female Athlete of 2019, Hunt is gearing up to start her English degree at Cambridge University next month, before starting her winter athletics training in a bid to compete at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed due to the coronavirus this year.
Jacqueline Jossa has teamed up with BPerfect Cosmetics, launching a range of fake tanning products. The Belfast based beauty brand took to Instagram to share the news, posting 'BPERFECT X @jacjossa. We are SOOO EXCITED to finally announce that our NEWEST COLLAB is with the ABSOLUTE QUEEN @jacjossa. Our FIRST EVERRRRR @10secondtan collaboration with 2 CAN’T-LIVE-WITHOUT products that are going to change the way you GLOW'.
Irina Shayk has been tapped as the face of Nicole Benisti's autumn/winter 2020 campaign, modelling a range of puffer jackets and shearling coats. The Canadian luxury outerwear brand posted campaign imagery on social media, captioned 'A vision of beauty and strength, introducing @irinashayk as the face of the #NicoleBenisti Fall/Winter 2020 campaign as seen wearing Matignon Tweed in black'.
Nigerian singer Yemi Alade has been named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), promoting 'women’s empowerment and a green Covid-19 recovery'. Alade commented 'Women are among the four million people who are trying to survive Covid-19 without any form of social protection. I want to lend my voice to these women and other vulnerable people who make up half of the world that’s struggling to make ends meet. They don’t have the luxury of working from home and are putting their health at risk just to put food on the table'.
Tom Daley has been announced as Marks and Spencer's latest ambassador, starring in a new ad to promote the retailer's Percy Pig toys. The British diver took to Instagram to announce the news, posting 'Who said pigs can’t fly?!...or at least fall with style! Super excited to introduce you to my new synchro partner, @offical_percypig. I am also very excited to join the @marksandspencer food team! Very grateful for their support on my Road to Tokyo! More to come soon…!'.
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