What’s one thing that unites the reality TV stars of Geordie Shore, The Only Way is Essex, Made in Chelsea and Strictly Come Dancing? The answer is….
Foxy, the fox face of Foxy Bingo and the new Foxy Casino that launched this week, invited his favourite faces to a pop-up sweetshop in Shoreditch and then set them up with some bloggers and journalists. Check out what stars we had:
From left to right, there’s Blue’s Simon Webbe (recently on Strictly Come Dancing), Charlie Sims (TOWIE), Casey Batchelor (Celebrity Big Brother), Amy Childs (ex TOWIE), Jamie Laing (Made in Chelsea), Marnie Simpson and Aaron Chalmers (Geordie Shore).
Regular readers of this site may remember that I have speed-dated stars before thanks to Foxy Bingo (see that 2012 blog post here) but just like how pick n mix makes you more happy the day after when you remember you have sweets in your handbag, experience of hosting speed-dating events makes the event all the more pleasant. I mean, this time the place was full of candy. I’m talking eye-candy as well as sweets…
So what’s the gossip? The first star I caught up with was Jamie Laing from Made in Chelsea, who gave me a little exclusive about Made in Chelsea. I’m told Series 10 will be filmed in Hollywood. They’ve only just got back from New York and soon they’ll be off to LA, which confuses me slightly because how can they still call in Made in Chelsea.?
Jamie also told me he had a problem…
He can’t drive! Jamie asked me if he thinks he could cycle round LA and I had to tell him it was unlikely. They have huge three lane freeways in LA, with huge lorries roaring passed. Then he joked: ‘What about a tuk tuk?’ I suggested doing an intensive driving course!
We also bonded over shoes. After I complimented him on his boots, he said they hurt his feet. Apparently they have a heel to give him some more height as he wanted to make a good impression. Bless!
Then I had to ask how Marnie Simpson and Chloe Goodman could be single. Both are looking for Prince Charming to sweep them off their feet, they won’t be happy with just anyone, and I was surprised to hear that as it meant I have something in common with reality TV stars. That and speed-dating as you know by watching the ITV Be show Dinner Date I did recently.
Marnie let me into a little beauty secret. Her eyes are naturally brown and the green colour comes from coloured contacts. I thought people stopped wearing those in the late 1990s. but having green eyes really transforms Marnie’s face.
Casey Batchelor and Foxy left together….oh la la! I think Foxy’s head started spinning after he met her as he turned round to eye up her navy jumpsuit and his tail knocked a row of glasses off the shelves – oops!
Guess what Amy Childs is wearing? It’s a dress from her own range, available on the Amy Childs website, and it’s only £60.
After the fun and flirting was over, I didn’t find love, but I did have a love-ly night. Thanks Foxy!
Which of the celebs above would you most like to date? Tweet me @livelikeavip
Have a great day and see you tomorrow for more celebrity gossip.