How she's changed: Pouty Abbey Crouch is unrecognisable from her fresh-faced teen years


By Andrea Magrath

Changing face: Abbey is sporting plumped-up lips and blonde hair these days

The staggering bright blue eyes are the exact same... but that's about where the similarities between this pretty young woman and the Abbey Crouch we know today end.

Posing confidently with highlights in her brunette hair and her vest pulled up to expose her midriff, she was a fresh-faced 18-year-old.

This was Abbey Crouch (née Clancy) in her days in girl band Genie Queen in 2004.

WAG-over: Abbey Clancy, pictured today, is unrecognisable from this picture of her at 18 in her Genie Queen girl band days

Two years later, she would make it to the finals of Britain's Next Top Model and catch the eye of footballer Peter Crouch.

Despite losing out to Lianna Fowler, Abbey's fame was cemented and her girl-next-door beauty would win her lucrative modelling contracts.

She was the face of EuroMillions and Lynx3 spray, and landed the covers of FHM and Sports Illustrated.

Plump up: Both pouting at the British Fashion Awards this week, and smiling in Dubai earlier this month (right) the WAG's lips are suspiciously fuller

Makeover: Abbey unveiled her plumped up look at the British Fashion Awards on Tuesday

But these days, Abbey's plumped-up lips and seemingly frozen, arch-eyed expression have led to speculation about what work the model may have had done to transform her looks.

Of course, seven years is going to make a difference to anyone's face, but the model and television presenter today is practically unrecognisable to her teenage self.

In new pictures taken this week, Abbey, still only 25, displays a surprisingly plump pout, in stark contrast to the natural smile she sported at the start of her fame.

A spokesperson for Mrs Crouch insisted to Mail Online that the WAG has not had any work done on her lips.

But photographs of the blonde beauty in 2006 and 2007 reveal a much more natural looking smile, with a thinner top lip.

And even pictures of the model smiling earlier this month in Dubai show a fuller smile.

Fresh-faced beauty: Pictures of the model-turned-WAG in 2007 show a much more natural smile


Rooney hits the bottle: Coleen taps into her festive side as she dyes her hair red ahead of WAGs Christmas party

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By Nadia Mendoza

Radiant: Coleen Rooney looked ready for party season with her newly dyed hair

Coleen Rooney appears to have had a makeover from her fairy godmother yesterday.

The mother-of-one stepped out during the day looking like any other parent clutching their tot, before emerging later as a redhead goddess.

Wayne's wife underwent the transformation for the WAGs Christmas party held by fashion designer Phillip Armstrong.

Dye-ing for a change: Earlier in the day Coleen Rooney sported fair hair during a lunch date with Kai, before going red for the WAGs Christmas party

The event was held at Room restaurant in Manchester yesterday, before Coleen headed to Rosso with Ashley Ward's wife Dawn for cocktails.

While swanning around earlier in the day, 25-year-old Coleen was pictured with Kai, one, dressed down in jeans and flip flops - albeit Chanel ones.

Festive: Coleen changed her hair ready for party season, sprucing up her all-black ensemble with red shoes and clutch

She bundled her blonde locks atop her head, wearing minimal make-up and bling while running errands.

However, the social butterfly later stepped out in an all-black ensemble, adding splashes of colour with her new tresses, red peep toe heels and a clutch bag to match.

Her lipstick was subtle and the neutral shades softened the Scouse brows.

A night off from mummy duties: Abbey Crouch had some time away from Sophia as she also attended the party in a star-speckled frock

Abbey Crouch also attended, taking another night off from mummy duties.

The former Britiain's Next Top Model contestant previously spent a night away from Sophia on Monday, leaving daddy Peter in charge as she headed to the bright lights of London for the British Fashion Awards.

Crouch, 25, looked elegant in a star-speckled frock as she sipped a fruity cocktail from a martini glass during a cigarette break.

Smoker's corner: Abbey puffed on a cigarette while sipping from her glass

Martini glass, check! Abbey made sure she didn't go anywhere without her drink


The eyes have it: The A-list love it, but can you bear the panda look?

By Claire Coleman

Make-up aficionados might wax lyrical about nude make-up or statement lips, but for a show-stealing look this party season, the eyes have it.

And not just any eyes: we’re talking kohl-heavy, slick-lined, panda-style eyes, as favoured by Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her sister, Pippa.

Kate Winslet sports the look on the cover of November’s Harper’s Bazaar, and Victoria Beckham and Carol Vorderman have been going extra heavy with the eye pencil.

Smokey: Kate Middleton, left, and actress Emma Watson are big fans of the kohl-rimmed look

Starry-eyed: A-listers Sarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham specialise in creating the perfect peepers

Sparkling: Dannii Minogue and Keira Knightley ensure their eyes pop by applying mascara to the lower lashes

So why are celebrities going back to black? After all, piling on the eyeliner is very much a retro look.

Panda peepers go right back to the Egyptians, but from a fashion perspective it came into its own in the Sixties when thick black lines were the perfect foil to futuristic clothes by the likes of Mary Quant.

Fast forward 50 years and this bold look was to be found on the catwalks of every fashion house for this year’s autumn/winter collections. Whether applied with Cleopatra flicks or lashings of black eyeshadow, kohl is king once more.

And yet it’s hardly the most forgiving style. In fact, applied too harshly, it can add years to even the most youthful face. Celebrity make-up artist Katie Reedman of Slap UK (which counts Sienna Miller, Twiggy and Anna Friel among its clientele) says Kate and Pippa are guilty of this.

Sultry: Bronzed beauties Penelope Cruz and Cheryl Cole accentuate their dark good looks with thick eyeliner

Model behaviour: Kate Moss and Kelly Brook both love to play up their eyes with heavy make-up

Brilliant brunettes: Liz Hurley and Carol Vorderman favour high-impact mascara and charcoal eyeshadow

‘It’s very easy to get eyeliner wrong. I think the way Pippa applies it looks too harsh and heavy. She’s a pretty girl, but the way she and her sister take the line all the way around the eye is ageing,’ she says.

So, how to get it right? Katie suggests using gel liner or a pencil rather than liquid.

‘Apply liner right inside the rim, as it gives a good strong base to the look.’

And if you’re blonde or nearing 50, swap black for grey or brown. ‘Black can be unforgiving as you get older,’ says Katie.

The flick is crucial. She suggests extending the natural curve under the eye towards the brow’s outer edge.

With practice, perfect black eyes could be achieved in time for the arrival next weekend of two stars who model the look effortlessly well — Tian Tian and Yang Guan, Edinburgh Zoo’s new giant pandas.


Crissy Rock is latest jungle diet success story as she squeezes into size six shorts after losing a stone and a half on I'm A Celeb

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By Kirsty Mccormack

Noticing the benefits: The actress was jumping around in delight as she realised how much weight she has lost whilst being on the show

She may have branded herself 'fat' during the Beat The Bugs challenge but it seems Crissy Rock has had a change of heart.

The Benidorm actress was over the moon tonight as she revealed that she has lost weight since being in the jungle.

The blonde star revealed the news as she pranced around in a pair of Jessica-Jane Clement's red shorts - which she had left behind after leaving the show.

Contrast: Crissy looks much slimmer than she did when she first entered the jungle

'These are a size six, do I look fat in them? Crissy asked the group.

'Not at all, you look skinny in them,' replied Mark.

Crissy then began jumping up and down and shouted: 'The only time I’ve ever been in a six is in a shoe!'

'You must have lost a stone and a half,' Mark then said.

This just spurred the actress on and she continued to jump and dance around.

But her fun moment soon turned into something much serious as Fatima Whitbread urged her that she must follow through with the transformation once the ITV show comes to an end.

This angered Antony - who isn't Fatima's biggest fan - and he felt the need to go to the Bush Telegraph and get his feelings off his chest.

But once back with the group he was quick to give Crissy some advice also.

As she continued to pull the shorts up, he told her: 'Don’t pull them too tight darling, you don’t want a moment.'

'I can bend in them as well,' she said., which prompted Antony to ask: 'What couldn't you bend before?'

'I couldn't because my belly was in the way,' Crissy replied.

No doubt the weight loss has come about due to the scarce amount of food that the celebrities have to eat each day.

Although the camp mates have been fantastic at earning enough stars during the Bushtucker trials, the dinners they receive each day have still only been enough for small portions per person.

And it seems Crissy is used to a lot more than that normally as she revealed her usual purchases when stopping at a service station.

Making it fit: Crissy discovered that she had lost weight when she tried on Jessica-Jane's size six shorts

Losing weight: Crissy was so happy to have shed the pounds whilst in the jungle

'I'll normally pick up a few sausage rolls and two custard tarts,' she told the group.

Her camp mates persuaded her that she can no longer do that, and should stick to eating less in the future.


Another Kardashian on the way! Kourtney announces she is pregnant with baby number two


By Andrea Magrath

Surprise! Kourtney Kardashian has revealed she is pregnant with her second child

Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with baby number two.

The 32-year-old reality star has revealed that she is just nine weeks into her second pregnancy.

Kourtney and partner Scott Disick, 28, already have a son Mason, who turns two on December 14.

In a statement to E! Kardashian said: 'Scott and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our second child and are thrilled to be expanding the love in our family.'

Kourtney first revealed the news to this week's issue of Us Weekly.

The older sibling of Kim and Khloé told how she woke partner Scott up at seven o'clock after taking a positive pregnancy test to share the news.

And Kourtney was so excited, she couldn't wait the traditional amount of time before sharing it with the world.

Announcement: The reality star broke the news on the cover of Us Weekly today

If it's meant to be...': Kourtney's partner Scott Disick, pictured on a date this week, says 'It wasn't like we weren't trying'

'Now I'm nine weeks along,' Kardashian tells the magazine. 'You're supposed to wait 12 weeks to tell people, but I feel confident.'

In an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians in July, Kourtney was seen clashing with mother Kris Jenner after she mentioned that she and Scott were considering trying for another baby.

While their first child Mason was a happy surprise, the family matriarch is adamant that the couple should be married before thinking about expanding their family.

New sibling: The couple are already parents to adorable Mason, who turns two next month

In the episode, Kourtney is insistent that she will marry if and when she chooses, and admits the reason she is hesitant to walk down the aisle is because she doesn't want her children to go through a parents' divorce they way she did as a child.

Kourtney and Scott have broken up a number of times over Kourtney's disapproval of her partner's hard partying and anger issues.

During their stint in Miami last year, Kourtney ordered Disick to leave her and their son alone after he turned violent and smashed a mirror, telling him 'I love Mason more than I love you.'

Scott has since worked out his issues and has said he has no problem marrying his long-time love.

Feeling good: Kourtney, who is just nine weeks along, was in high spirits yesterday as she shopped in LA

He even proposed to an unimpressed Kourtney in the final episode of last season's Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

Turning down his offer of marriage during dinner on their four-and-a-half year anniversary in April, Kourtney asked, 'Things are so good right now, why would we want to change that?'

And headstrong Kourtney has clearly decided not to fulfill her mother's wishes to get married before falling pregnant again.

'It wasn't like we weren't trying,' Disick says. 'We kind of just said, "If it's meant to be, it'll be.'"

Growing brood: Mason's arrival in 2009 was a happy surprise for the couple, who have been together on and off for almost five years

Another member of the family who may not be thrilled over the news is Kourtney's sister Kim.

The 30-year-old, who recently separated from husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days, said in a magazine interview this week that she feels her dreams of children may be dashed.

‘At first I was like, I want six kids. Then I went down to four, then I was down to three, and now I'm like, maybe I won't have any.’

Defiant: Kourtney clashed with mother Kris Jenner earlier this year over not wanting to get married before having another baby

No marriage plans: Kourtney has said she has no plans to marry until she's sure her children won't have to go through a divorce the way she did

‘Maybe my fairy tale has a different ending than I dreamed it would.’

Younger sister Khloé, who married basketballer Lamar Odom in 2009, has also revealed that she is concerned about her difficulty in conceiving.

Speaking on The Today Show last month, the 27-year-old admitted: 'It's so hard. I never knew about ovulation and the limited amount of time that you have to get pregnant.

'I never knew about that. No-one ever taught me that.'

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Baby race: Both of Kourtney's sisters Kim and Khloé have spoken publicly in recent weeks about their dreams of having children and fears it may not happen


'With every mouthful of food I've always felt guilty': Gary Barlow on how he went from being 'the fat one' to 'the hot one'

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By Andrea Magrath

Confidence: Gary Barlow reveals that he gets a kick out of people calling him 'too thin' after a lifelong battle with his weight

He has had women across the country swooning as he deals out stern criticism to the X Factor contestants every Saturday and Sunday night.

But the revelation that many, inlcuding his fellow judge Kelly Rowland, have a crush on him bewilders Gary Barlow, who is still coming to terms with being known as 'the hot one' from Take That, after years of being taunted as 'the fat one.'

Speaking to this week's Grazia, the 40-year-old reveals: 'I'm at a weight that I'm just so bloody happy with and I feel amazing. I'm full of confidence.

'It's going to sound shallow, but being happy with the way I look makes me spring out of bed in the morning and want to live life.'

Barlow's weight famously ballooned a he battle depression after Take That's break-up in 1996.

But he is currently on a high following the band's hugely successful reunion tour with Robbie Williams and a critically-acclaimed album.

'Weight has always been my enemy': Barlow pictured a decade ago on a family holiday when he was at his heaviest

In an interview with the magazine, Barlow credits his wife of 11 years, Dawn, with supporting him through the highs and lows.

'I knew she was the one for me because she understands me,' he says, revealing that he proposed over Chinese takeaway after pestering her to marry him for four years.

'She has known me through thick and thin. She has known me at 17 stone, when nobody wanted to call me anymore.

Dark days: Gary, pictured in 1998, admits he battled depression and overeating after the band broke up in 1996

'Dawn knows how weight has always been my enemy, how with every mouthful of food I have always felt guilty.

'I've actually had major problems with food for years and years. I realised that once I started to eat I couldn't stop.'

Gary admits he gets doesn't mind people going so far as to say he's lost too much weight.

'I can't say I don't get a little kick out of it. Me, too thin ... will wonders ever cease?'

Back on top: Gary began shedding pounds again when Take That reformed in 2005

But he won't become so vain that he'll follow in his boss Simon Cowell's footsteps.

'I'm not bothered about (Botox)' he tells Grazia. 'I'm bothered about how I feel.

I'm light on my feet at the moment. I can spring around, play football with the kids, I can put on a suit and say "I look nice."'

Barlow admits that the ratings battle has him sweating every week.

'There's no question that every week when I'm waiting for the text with the ratings I'm s****ing myself. I want it to be great.'

Barlow, who said his only contact with show supremo Cowell was an 'occasional text', added it was 'a very aggressive show to be on'.

Terrified: Gary Barlow has admitted he struggles with nerves while waiting to find out how well X Factor has done in the ratings battle

He said: 'Simon (Cowell) warned me very early that I was strapping myself into a rollercoaster.

On Sunday night, The X Factor soundly beat Strictly Come Dancing in the ratings after the BBC show beat the ITV show on Saturday.

On Sunday the X Factor got an average audience of about 12million and Strictly got 10.7million.

Meanwhile, Barlow also spoke about his battle with his weight, saying he finds it funny that people have commented that he now looks too thin.

Last chance: Gary with his last remaining contestant, Marcus Collins


What WILL she pack? How Royal protocol will see Kate change several times a day for first Christmas at Sandringham

By Maysa Rawi

Wardrobe dilemma: The Duchess of Cambridge will need an outfit for church, including a hat, a long dress for dinner and at least one other for lunch

Spending your first Christmas with the in-laws can be a daunting experience.

But when the occasion involves the Royal family, nerve-racking is a more fitting description.

The Duchess of Cambridge faces the ultimate wardrobe dilemma for her upcoming stay at Sandringham - where she could be expected to change outfits several times in one day.

It's no wonder Kate has been spotted shopping on the King's Road recently, probably in search of suitable pieces for her upcoming trip.

Thankfully the Duchess has a natural instinct for appropriate attire and will no doubt look near perfect for every event.

Royal etiquette expert Jean Broke-Smith told Grazia magazine that the Duchess could be expected to change outfits up to five times in a single day.

'She won't be able to wear the same outfit twice,' she said.

'Kate will need a casual outfit for breakfast, a smart outfit - and a hat - for the morning church service, a dress for lunch, a cocktail dress for early evening drinks and a full-length dress for the evening meal.

Pressure: Kate will spend the occasion wit the Royal family

'The golden rule is nothing too short, too revealing or too gaudy.'

The Palace, however, has dismissed the idea that Catherine will be required to change so many times.

Kate has been seen shopping at Zara, LK Bennett where she reportedly picked up a black sheath dress and two cashmere cardigans.

For a more high-end look, she is said to have ordered two evening dresses from Alexander McQueen - the label she chose for her wedding gown to marry Prince William.

If the heavy sartorial pace isn't enough pressure, imagine having to pick a Christmas gift for the Queen...


I'm nobody's puppet! X Factor reject Janet Devlin strums a guitar as she flies on home to Belfast

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By Holly Thomas and Marcus Barnes

Back home: Janet Devlin poses with her mother and easyJet crew after flying back to Belfast last night

All they need now is a campfire, as Janet Devlin posed with easyJet staff and her mother during a flight back to Belfast last night.

The Irish teenager clutched her guitar on the empty flight, determined to highlight she is a real musician who writes her own songs.

Less than 24 hours after being voted off the X Factor, Janet Devlin had already turned on the show saying it turned her into a karaoke singer.

The 17-year-old lost out to fellow singer Misha B on Sunday night, but said she could have gone further if she'd have been a 'puppet' and done exactly what she was told.

Janet lashed out at the show during an appearance on the Lorraine Kelly Show yesterday.

She told the chat show host: 'To me the sad thing about X Factor, and it's brought me down a lot, is the fact that I've just been covering other people's songs.

Farewell London: Janet steps away from the spotlight as she flies home after being ejected from The X Factor last Sunday

'It got to the point where I felt like a karaoke artist every Saturday night.'

And she reiterated that despite being told the opposite she stuck to her guns to avoid being a 'puppet'.

She said: 'From the start of the show I wanted to be myself and I didn't really care, in the sense that I just did what was me. I could have been a puppet and done a lot better but why would I do that?'

Puppet show: Janet Devlin appeared on the Lorraine Kelly Show where she lashed out at the X Factor saying it turned her into a karaoke singer

Janet's comments came as her choice of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ infamous 1992 hit, Under The Bridge, for her sing-off song put the X Factor at the centre of a new drugs scandal.

Viewers have protested over the flame-haired singer's song choice for her performance during the live results show.

The song about ex-addict Anthony Kiedis, 49, includes troubling lyrics about heroin needles drawing blood, has been slammed as an 'irresponsible' choice by children’s charities and anti-drugs groups.

Controversial: Janet Devlin, who lost her place on the X Factor last night, has come under fire for her song choice

The Sun reports that Claude Knights of child protection charity Kidscape complained: 'The X Factor is a family show and this was a disturbing and irresponsible song choice.'

Drug charity Focus 12, which offers counseling to addicts, has reportedly labelled the decision tasteless for a purportedly family-friendly show.

Homeward bound: Janet's rendition of Red Hot Chili Peppers' infamous hit Under The Bridge wasn't enough to save her last night

'The producers of The X Factor have a moral and social responsibility to the millions of children and teenagers who tune in,' raged head Chip Somers.

'They should be smarter about song choices, particularly given recent events on the show. The recent demise of Amy Winehouse should have shown us all how tragic drug and alcohol abuse is.'

'It is not something that should be taken lightly.'

I did it my way: Janet stuck to her guns and refused to be a 'puppet' for the show

According to The Sun an ITV spokesman has responded to the outcry: 'We won’t know if we have any complaints about this until Monday.'

The issue is particularly poignant considering ex contestant Frankie Cocozza lost his place in the competition after admitting to snorting cocaine.

Despite the strength in numbers of regional voting, Janet Devlin lost her place in The X Factor semi-final this weekend.

Still smiling: Janet managed a cheery look as she left the X Factor studios last night, but anti-drugs groups are in uproar over her last performance

After battling Misha B in the bottom two, it seems her native Northern Ireland couldn't save her.

It was little surprise, considering she forgot the lyrics to her first song on Saturday while singing Hanson hit MMMBop in the Guilty Pleasures round.

Clear victor: There was little doubt that Misha B would survive another week

The redhead performed well in the sing-off, tapping into the innocence of her very first audition with a rendition of Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

But as Misha B belted out a hit from the Fame soundtrack, nailing her version of Out Here On My Own by Irene Cara, it was clear who was safe.

Humble: Janet gives rival Misha B a hug as she's voted off the show

Judge Louis Walsh said: 'It's getting tougher and tougher. I'm taking everything into consideration, judging on last night's two performances and the sing-off. The act I'm sending home is Janet.'

Fellow panellist Tulisa Contostavlos followed his lead, continuing: 'I'm going to base my decision on the person who has a career after the show, who will sell records and sellout arenas.

'I'm sorry to say I'm sending home Janet.'

Their mentor Kelly Rowland turned on the waterworks, refusing to decide between the two.

'I know how great these two young ladies are. Janet, I admire you as a musician and you bring something so unique to the music industry. I absolutely love you and adore you,' she gushed.

'Misha, my goodness girl, you just want this so bad. I have to pass it, I'm sorry.'

The majority verdict was therefore decided, without Gary Barlow even having his say as Dermot O'Leary declared Janet was going home.

However, when O'Leary later quizzed Barlow, he said: 'I'd have sent Janet home.'

Poignant: Former contestant Frankie Cocozza, pictured performing in Liverpool on Thursday, lost his place on the X Factor after admitting to snorting cocaine